Vegetarian “Chicken” Nuggets

8 Jan

When I decided to become vegetarian, I was clear and sure I did not want to constantly eat food that resembled the animal products I was consciously not going to eat.  And even more,  I was never a fan of traditional chicken nuggets when I was not vegetarian.  So when I was offered to try vegetarian “chicken” nuggets I was not interested.  My friend insisted in buying me a bag to try…  and the rest is history.

This is not something I eat frequently.  But there are some times you want a snack, something to nibble on – you know, the munchies…  and when that time comes, these veggie nuggets usually hit the spot.  Here’s a photo of the packaging for your reference.


They’re super easy to make.  I just put them in a sheet pan sprayed with some canola oil spray and into a 400 degree toaster oven.  In 15 minutes or less, you’ll have crispy and tasty veggie nuggets.  Enjoy them on their own or with MayoKetchup sauce for dipping. 

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The catch… I have to buy them when I travel to NYC’s Chinatown.  I have not seen them anywhere else. 

7 Responses to “Vegetarian “Chicken” Nuggets”

  1. jonsquared January 8, 2008 at 2:50 am #

    I was vegetarian for 4 years, and one of the dilemmas I did face was a hankering for chicken, and these veggie versions certainly fit the bill. The only concern that I have is the sodium content in many of these artificial products. Apart from that, you are correct in that they certainly hit the spot. Cheers!

  2. karmafreecooking January 9, 2008 at 3:56 pm #

    I hear you jonsquared… These nuggets are egg-free, alcohol-free, no MSG and made out of soy protein and a lot of seasonings. Among those, sodium – yes. They’re not something to eat every day, but when you have the munchies, they are certainly good.

  3. Andrea January 19, 2008 at 4:23 pm #

    These sound great, but where can I get them in China town? I’ve been vegetarian for 25 years (since I was 14), and I’m always looking for new things to try.

  4. E August 28, 2008 at 2:26 am #

    What exactly are the nuggets made out of? Is it soy?

    KFC – Yes, soy. The ingredients list reads: Soybean fiber, soybean protein hydrolysate, soybean oil, salt, vegetarian seasonings (white pepper, black pepper, chinese five spice)

  5. KJ Gunning May 5, 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    I would like to know the brand name of the nuggets. I see on the picture that they are vegetarian chicken nuggets, but the brand name or manufacturer name is not visible. I am going to need the brand name or manufacturer name in order to ask for them at a store or even look them up to purchase them. Please get back with me and tell me where I can purchase these. The Earth Fare store where I normally get these things doesn’t know what I am talking about.

    KFC – Unfortunately, I do not have a bag at home with me to tell you the brand of these nuggets. I do buy them when I travel to NYC’s Chinatown at May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Food. They’re located at 213 Hester Street, New York, NY 10013. 212-334-4428 If you can’t get to their store in NYC, they do have a website that you can buy from – Good Luck.

  6. Ivy February 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Hi, I stumbled upon this. I was googling images under “canola oil spray” and saw this package of veggie nuggets. I read your blog and saw your comment with the link. So I went to the site. I ordered $50.75 worth (11 items). And about $19 shipping to Louisiana ground. Probably should have done the 3 day at least but we shall see! I’ll try to remember to post back letting you know the results. Once I had vegetarian chicken nuggets but they were not tasty. I think it was morning star from Wal-mart. This store/site received great reviews on Yelp so I went for it.

  7. Dana March 30, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    I’ve been buying from VegieWorld for many years now and they are fantastic. They deliver the best mock meats in the world IMHO. Their chicken flavored ham roll is our family favorite for “chicken salad” and “Shredded Chicken Enchiladas”.

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