Extra, extra! Read all about it! Fake News Chicken floors the dinner guests yet again! You won’t believe your taste buds as you slice into these completely meat-free patties that taste a whole lot like chicken. Even the texture appears to look like your standard chicken breast, but alas, it’s not one! With the workings of a few mystery ingredients, all your veggie-only-eating friends will rejoice. It’s time to cancel poultry, because Fake News Chicken is taking over!


  • 4 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf


Step 1 –In a large bowl, add the flour and the water and use your hands to knead it until it is well-combined.

Step 2 –Cover the bowl and let the flour mixture rest, about 1 hour.

Step 3 –Thoroughly rinse the dough mixture under cold water until the water in the bowl runs clear.

Step 4 –Drain the water.

Step 5 –Season the dough mixture with the sweet paprika, the smoked paprika, the garlic, the thyme, the mustard, the salt, and the pepper and knead to combine.

Step 6 –Let the dough mixture rest at room temperature, about 45 minutes.

Step 7 –Pull the dough into a long rope, then tie it into a knot.

Step 8 –In a frying pan over medium heat, add the knotted dough and fry on both sides.

Step 9 –Add the broth and the bay leaf to the dough knot to deglaze the pan.

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Step 10 –Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan with a lid. Cook, about 40 minutes.

Step 11 –Serve.