Thursday, June 9, 2011

That Wasn't Chicken

Have you guys ever see this picture with this fortune? 

Oh man, it makes me laugh every time!

The other night, Greg was home and I decided to make us "not real chicken" chicken for dinner.

I've used meat-free options before, like meat-like veggie crumbles, so I figured it was time to give the chicken substitute a try.

This dinner was really easy and came together in about 20 minutes.  Win!

I just used the oven directions to cook the "chicken", which was basically just cooking it in the oven with sauce (plus I added cheese to make it "parm style").  Then, I threw together leftover pasta and spaghetti squash, with a little extra tomato sauce.  Plus some grilled zucchini for my veg.

The verdict?  We liked it.  It definitely tastes a little different than chicken, but it's a pretty good substitute, and wonderful if you are feeling lazy about cooking like I was that night!

What other meat-free options have you tried?  Any recommendations?  I've seen BBQ "tips" and tofu sausages.  I've wondered how they are...


Danielle said...

Mmm, that looks yummy!!

Try stir frying tempeh or sticking it in the toaster to get it crispy and then put on a sandwich- delicious! Boca crumbles are good in chili or spaghetti too. Tofu parmigiana can be good too, if you slice the tofu thin enough and bake it first.

Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) said...

I haven't found a fake meat that I'm crazy about yet, but am always open to trying new ones :)

Amanda said...

Gardein is great. I had that chicken at Founding Farmers as a BBQ sandwich and it was really good. I got it at the store and wasn't so crazy about it. I had their beef tips the other night and loved them, but my favorite of theirs is the shredded pork. You've got to try it!

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