For the vegan chicken slices, heat water in a big pot and toss the TVP slices in there once it's boiling. When the TVP slices are soft, drain them and gently press the water out of them.
Add olive oil to a large pan, so it's coated on the bottom (you can use less if you use a non-stick pan), heat it up and add the spices. Tilt the pan, so that the oil takes up all the spices. Add in the TVP slices and pan-fry them on medium to high heat until brown on both sides.