I’m not vegan nor am I vegetarian. I’m skeptical at best when it comes to those items as far as taste goes. So I picked up Trader Joe’s Vegan Chicken-less Mandarin Orange Morsels. I’ve had Morningstar Farm’s “chicken” burgers and they weren’t bad. So I gave this a shot. What it is “chicken” thats been battered and fried the way you would get in a Chinese restaurant. It was completely surprising to me that it was very good. You might even be able to sneak it past a regular carnivore without them knowing. It wasn’t as thick as a regular nugget, nor was it as moist, but when you cut it open it does look like chicken. So here is what you get for $2.99
In the freezer section this is the bag to look for:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare this:
What comes out of the bag, the “chicken”:
After being in the toaster oven for 15 minutes:
After being coated in the sauce:
Cutting a piece open:
I ate a whole portion of this. It was excellent The sauce reminded me of my local Chinese restaurant. The “chicken” was perhaps drier than normal chicken, but could have easily have been passed off as meat. Would I buy this again? For $2.99 it is far cheaper than the local Chinese restaurant that you would probably pay double that price for the same sized portion. Good value and good taste.
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