Beyond Meat Chicken Strips Review
Beyond Meat Chicken Strips.
This entry serves two purposes. Firstly, it serves as a review. Secondly, it could be considered a recipe as well. I have used this product since it came out a couple of years ago, and I have used it in many different ways, and this is just one of them.
Beyond Meat Chicken Strips is my go to for making anything that calls for chopped, diced, sliced, chicken breast. In this case, I decided to make my favorite, quick, and nasty (not nasty…GROSS, but Nasty- GOOD) Buffalo Style Chicken wraps.
Sometimes, I simply crave something that will set my mouth on fire, and last week was no exception. All week, I was wanting something spicy, hot, burn a hole in your ass, diablo smacking, intense, yet satisfying meal.
So…out from the freezer came the Beyond Meat Strips.
You can find these at almost any Publix, select Targets, Kroger, Whole Foods, Earth Fare, and now, Walmart!
These grilled strips have a slight sweetness to them and a nice mesquite flavor as well. They come in other styles; Southwest Style, & Lightly Seasoned (for those who are sodium conscious). I find this GRILLED version to be most appropriate for this application.
Because these are plant-based you could eat these simply straight from the bag…but the texture is a bit off putting and the color sux!
Best to cook them up first! I like to cut the strips into smaller chucks (cubes) before cooking, kind of how I do for my Chicken Salad recipe (COMING SOON). This way, everything gets crispy on all sides and makes for more of bite size pieces for this particular application as well.
Once you have the strips all cubed up, toss them into a pan with some bit of oil heated to about med-high.
Toss and turn these bastards often so they don’t stick. Watch them as they begin to turn a nice golden brown and start to firm up on the heat.
Now…that’s looking good!
Turn down the heat…we are about to add some more heat in the way of some damn good buffalo sauce here! If the pan is too hot…this shit splatters everywhere and just makes a mess of everything within a 10 foot radius of the stove-top.
There are plenty of buffalo sauces out there, but I have not found any that tastes as good as Moore’s…and the best part…it doesn’t have butter in it! Keep it vegan, man!
Notice the “MEDIUM” on the bottle. Well…they lied! This shit is hot! I have never seen their “HOT” version…but I would imagine it would be a bit too much.
Make sure to coat all the chunks well. We do not want any naked pieces up in our dish.
Toss and turn until you have everything pretty much coated. Leave it on the eye for a few minutes (turned WAAAAAAAAYYYYY down, or even off if you prefer). We just want the residual heat from the previous cooking process to help caramelize the sauce and make everything thicken up and stick to the lil bastards.
While the sauce is doin’ it’s thing, grab you some celery (or don’t…I don’t care) and chop it up into some small diced pieces. I love me some celery pieces with my buffalo chick’n!
Grab your favorite tortillas & lettuce (Romaine in my case)…
…and some Ranch dressing. If you still haven’t checked out my recipe for homemade vegan Ranch dressing…do so now! You have to have it with this!
Start constructing the wraps by first laying down a layer of Ranch.
Place you some lettuce on there.
Spoon on some of the crispy, hot, spicy, chick’n chunkies.
Throw on some of those chopped up, diced up, celery pieces (or don’t…like I said earlier, I don’t give a crap).
Now…commence to rolling. Roll this summabitch up as tight as a Cuban cigar. Be careful not to tear the tortilla…or you will end up having to eat everything using a fork and knife, and that just plain sux!
I know my presentation is not much to admire here…but who cares. It’s just us eating these tonight. I aint trying to impress…just trying to get my wrap on.
There you go! This is only one of the most freaking delicious uses of the Beyond Meat Chicken Strips.
Buffalo Style Chicken Wraps!
Keep an eye out for my recipe for traditional Chicken Salad for use on sandwiches, salad topping, or simply to eat with fork and some crackers. Ummmmm Hmmmm.
So what about them Nutes? (Nutrition Facts)?
Serving size about 6 strips
Servings per container: 3
- Calories 130 (for 6 strips)
- Total Fat 3.5g!
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 330mg
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sugars: 0g
- 4% DV Calcium, 15% Iron
Water, Non-GMO Soy Protein Isolate*, Pea Protein Isolate, Grilled Chicken Flavor† (Yeast Extract, Potato Maltodextrin, Natural Flavoring, Salt, Maltodextrin, Sunflower Oil, Citric Acid), Rice Flour, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil*, Soy Fiber*, Carrot Fiber, Contains 0.5% or less of: Dipotassium Phosphate, Spices, Salt, White Vinegar, Sugar‡, Molasses Powder, Titanium Dioxide (for color), Potassium Chloride, Paprika.
*Non-GMO Identity Preserved † Vegan ‡ Evaporated Cane Juice
Protein comparison based on 19g of protein in 85g of raw chicken breast.