If you’re looking for a low-fat, high-protein option for dinner, then these chickpea vegan “chicken” schnitzels might just fit the bill. Based on chickpeas, these pseudo-chicken schnitzels use vital wheat gluten for binding and savoury yeast flakes for a lovely cheesy flavor. The addition of thyme and rosemary finishes off the chicken-like experience neatly.

Chickpea Chicken Schnitzels [Vegan]






Cooking Time




  • 2 cans chickpeas, rinsed
  • Scant 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 1/4 cups and scant 2/3 cup vital wheat gluten flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran (to coat)


  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas.
  2. Grind thyme and rosemary into a fine powder (optional).
  3. Process chickpeas, yeast, spices, and milk until smooth.
  4. Add 1 1/4 cup gluten flour and process until just combined.
  5. Remove from processor and knead additional scant 2/3 cup of gluten flour into mix.
  6. Split into 32 balls about 1-inch across.
  7. Flatten into thin rounds.
  8. Press into oat bran, shake off excess.
  9. Store in lined trays, separate multiple layers with paper.
  10. Freeze for several hours or overnight before cooking.
  11. Cook at 390°F for 15 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
  12. Top with fresh tomato and vegan cheese or your toppings of choice.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 124 | Carbs: 14 g | Fat: 1 g | Protein: 16 g | Sodium: 143 mg | Sugar: 0 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.