Vegan chicken is a delicious and versatile alternative to traditional chicken. Whether you’re looking for something to put in a salad or tacos, using vegan chicken instead of the real thing can help you save on calories and animal products. Here are some tips on how to make vegan chicken at home:
- Start with TVP: TVP stands for textured vegetable protein, and it's one of the most common ingredients used to make vegan meat substitutes. It’s made from soybean meal that has been processed into small chunks or chunks that look and feel like real chicken. The best way to use TVP is to rehydrate it with hot water before cooking with it.
- Add Seasonings: To give your vegan chicken some extra flavor, try adding herbs and spices like garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, thyme, black pepper and cumin. You can also add a tablespoon of nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor.
- Cook on the Stove or Oven: Once you’ve added all the seasonings to your TVP mix, you can either cook it on the stovetop over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or bake it in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 25 minutes.
Making vegan chicken is easy and can be done quickly with store-bought ingredients like TVP. With just a few simple steps and flavorful seasonings, you can make an appetizing dish that everyone in your household can enjoy! Here’s one of our favorite recipes.
Vegan Chicken Recipe Using Textured Vegetable Protein
This delicious vegan chicken recipe uses textured vegetable protein (TVP) instead of actual chicken - making it a great option for any vegan or vegetarian. This savory dish is hearty and flavorful, while still being low in fat and high in protein!
- 1 cup of textured vegetable protein (TVP)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon of onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
- ¼ cup of vegetable broth or water
- Salt & pepper to taste
- In a bowl, combine the TVP with the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, and turmeric powder. Mix everything together until everything is evenly incorporated.
- Heat a pan over medium heat and add the TVP mixture to the pan. Stir occasionally until it starts to brown slightly, about 5 minutes.
- Add the nutritional yeast and mix until everything is well combined. Then pour in the vegetable broth or water until everything is moistened evenly. Give it all one final stir - season with salt & pepper to taste!
- Cook for an additional 10 minutes on low heat, stirring often - you’ll know it’s done when most of the liquid has been absorbed by the TVP and it has developed a nice golden color!
- Serve hot with your favorite side dishes such as vegetables, rice or quinoa - enjoy!