Hi everybody! Today, we want to talk about chicken! If you are familiar with Oops Vegan, you may recall our article on plant-based chicken nuggets. In this piece, however, we want to focus on plant-based, vegan chicken that resembles more of your standard baked, grilled, or rotisserie chicken. Chicken is one of the most widely consumed meats across the globe, but it is also massively overproduced and can lead to cramped quarters and unsanitary living conditions. So, let’s go over some of the many plant-based, vegan chicken options that can fool meat eaters, reduce animal harm, and provide a satisfying nutritious meal!
We have 7 different vegan chicken brands for you today! These are sure to take dinner to the next level! Be sure to check out the chart at the end for a nutritional breakdown of these brands.
Highest In Protein
Wholesome Provisions Just Like Chicken
Wholesome Provisions Just Like Chicken also deserves a protein shout out as one serving gives you 25g! These are ideal for stir fries, pasta dishes, over rice—basically, if you like chicken you’ll enjoy these just like chicken 😉 The other amazing thing about this product is how low in calories (140), fat (1.5g), and sodium (5mg) it is! It also takes the medal for most iron per serving (28%). It makes the perfect addition to a meal and can take on any flavor you’re craving!
Tofurky’s Lightly Seasoned Plant-Based Chick’n
The final product that deserves protein recognition is Tofurky’s Lightly Seasoned Plant-Based Chick’n. With a slightly shredded texture this goes great in cooked dishes, woks, or even for vegan chicken salad recipes. Each serving (91g) has 23g of protein and also comes in multiple flavors! *Do be mindful with this one, as it is second highest in sodium (540mg).
Lowest In Fat
Lightlife Smart Tenders
Do you like your chicken tender? Well Lightlife’s got you covered! Lightlife’s Smart Tenders are a great plant-based option for any chicken lover! They have a fall off the bone flavor and are great in fajitas or just for dipping! And three tenders contain ZERO grams of fat, 18g of protein, and will only cost you 100 calories! In other words, they are worth a try!
No Evil, “Comrade Cluck” Vegan Chicken
The second brand to make our ‘Not So Fat Cat’ category is No Evil, “Comrade Cluck” Vegan Chicken. Not only does this product contain only 1g of fat per serving (71g), but also it is only 130 calories, and offers 21g of protein! This cruelty free plant-based chicken makes a great addition to noodle dishes, curries, over rice, and so much more! Definitely pick this one up the next time you’re shopping!
Sweet Earth Mindful Chick’n
Finally, we have Sweet Earth Mindful Chick’n. With only 4g of fat, 140 calories, and 19g of protein how can you go wrong? This chick’n goes great with greens, burrito bowls, pastas etc. Simply heat and add to your favorite dish. Reviews boast an uncanny texture so even the pickiest of meat eaters should be satisfied!
Vegan Chicken Tenders
Gardein’s 7-Grain Crispy Tenders
Gardein’s 7-Grain Crispy Tenders are one of the most balanced options on our list. Two tenders are only 100 calories, 4.5g of fat, and 8g of protein. They are also low in sodium and high in iron. A simple, tasty, balanced option for the chicken lovers out there. These tenders are great atop a salad, for dipping, or for a quick, easy dinner. Doing some grocery shopping today? Give them a try!
Dr. Praeger’s Classic Chick’n Tenders
Another great tender option is Dr. Praeger’s Classic Chick’n Tenders. Three tenders will cost you 210 calories and offer 14g of protein. These are a little higher in fat (9g) and sodium (510mg) so do be mindful of this. These too make a great easy dinner option, are perfect for a game day gathering, or make a quick snack. Be sure to check them out!
The Wrap Up
And that concludes our list of 10 different plant-based, vegan chicken options! Whether you like your chicken as tenders, shredded, cubed, or drumstick-shaped you cannot go wrong with any of these brands! Be sure to check out the chart below for an in-depth nutritional breakdown. Now bake, fry, or grill it up and enjoy every vegan bite!