Best Vegan Chicken Recipe Ideas
Regardless of whether you are a long-time vegan, newly anointed to the plant-based lifestyle, or just trying to reduce your consumption of animal proteins, figuring out how to use meat-free products in innovative and tasty ways can be somewhat of a challenge. We all lose steam when it comes to meal planning and thinking outside the box for new vegan recipe ideas. That’s why the idea of incorporating meatless products can be so daunting. But don’t worry – the key to clearing this mental hurdle is to remember one key fact: you can substitute chicken alternatives into nearly any recipe that calls for chicken! If you’re asking yourself “what is plant based chicken?”, it’s simply a plant-based alternative to real chicken, with the same tastiness and protein as regular chicken. The ease and convenience of replacing animal proteins in this way are precisely why many plant-based meat alternatives were created.
To help you get started and celebrate Meatless Farm’s new line of Chik’n products, we’re sharing four of the best vegan chicken recipe ideas!
Need a quick and flavorful lunch idea? Look no further than our Crispy Chik’n Club Sandwich! This updated version of the lunchtime classic is sure to satisfy and delight but only takes about 30 minutes to throw together. Start by caramelizing a mix of red and yellow onions. In a pan, add some vegan butter, your onions, and salt, stirring occasionally. After about 3-4 minutes, toss some water into the pan and stir. Cover the pan and, stirring every 2 or 3 minutes, let the onions cook for about ten more minutes.
In the meantime, make your sauce by combining pickles, pickle brine, vegan mayo, tomato sauce, mustard, and some finely chopped onions in a bowl and set aside. Then cook your Meatless Farm Chik’n Cutlets according to the package instructions and toast two slices of bread. Finally, once all the elements are complete, you’re ready to assemble! Build your sandwich by slathering some sauce on a piece of bread, then layering a piece of lettuce, your Chik’n, and some of the onion mixture. Top off with more sauce and your second piece of bread, and enjoy!
Start this 15-minute meatless chicken salad recipe by making your own caesar dressing – it’s easier than it sounds! Simply drop some garlic, lemon juice, vegan mayo, capers, nutritional yeast, and black pepper into a blender and blender until everything is well combined. Then cook your Meatless Farm Chik’n Cutlet according to the package instructions. While that’s cooking, tear up some ciabatta bread and drizzle it with olive oil before throwing it in a pan to toast. After everything is cooked, cut your lettuce and dice an avocado – now you’re ready to put it all together. Fill your bowl with lettuce, add the ciabatta croutons and avocado, slice your Chik’n, and lay it across the top. Finally, pour your homemade caesar dressing over the salad and dig in!
- Buffalo Chik’n Nugget Wraps
Craving something with a little more kick? Spice up your Meatless Farm Chik’n Nuggets for this delicious wrap. Begin by cooking your vegan chicken nuggets according to the package instructions, then cut them into chunks. In a pan, melt some vegan butter and then add as much hot sauce or buffalo sauce as you desire (ensure it’s vegan). Finish it off by adding your diced nuggets into the mix and coating them in the BBQ sauce. Carefully spoon your buffalo nuggets into a tortilla, pita, or other wrap and finish it off with the toppings of your choice. We suggest some lettuce, diced red onion, and a vegan ranch or vegan blue cheese dressing drizzle!
- Vegan Chik’n Nugget Parmesan
This twist on a classic dish is all the flavor in half the time! Start by cooking your Meatless Farm Chik’n Nuggets according to the package instructions. At the same time, boil a pot of water and cook the pasta of your choice. When both components are complete, place your pasta in an oven-safe dish and top with your Chik’n nuggets. Then place some discs of vegan mozzarella cheese over each nugget and sprinkle with parmesan (grated or shredded will work). Place in the oven for several minutes until the cheese is melted and starting to brown. Pull out the dish and serve up your meal!
So, there you have it! Four flavorful and fast vegan chicken recipes that will not only fill you up but leave you satisfied. Wondering how our plant-based chicken is made? Learn all about it here!
Ready to make the switch to plant-based meat? Check out our other blogs on What Are Vegan Hot Dogs Made Of and our 8 vegan hot dog recipes.