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Chik'n Strips

I bought Lightlife Chik'n Strips and I don't know how to cook them, what to cook them in nothing...

Help please my mom will be soooooooooo mad at me if I don't eat them since she bought them and they have been sitting in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
These are the ingredients:
Water, textured soy protein concentrate, natural flavors (from vegetable sources), less than 2% of: salt, barley malt extract, yeast extract, tapioca starch, onion powder, dextrose, garlic powder, annatto (color), paprika, potassium chloride, chicory fiber (inulin), natural smoke flavor. CONTAINS: SOY

i've used(and loved)  the morningstar chikn strips ever since i first saw them.  you can do so much with them.. saute them with your favorite stir fry stuff & cashews with a nice sauce, throw them into any rice dish.  i'll make those near east rice boxes and just add them to it.  or you can put them into a spinach salad with some strawberries, mandarin oranges and cashews.  they're good with veggies & pasta.. chop up with some veganaise and celery or grapes for a chickn salad sandwich...  you can pretty much do anything with them and put them into any recipe.


My mom bought those for me too. I just finished eating them, too. And will likely by them again now.

I tried them out in two different quick and simple dishes.

In one, I heated some strips(about half that came in the package), in a small skillet and doused them with a few drops of a teriyaki stir-fry sauce. I turned them over so both sides were well sauteed with the sauce.Then tossed in a salad of chopped lettuce, corn, chopped asparagus, sesame seeds, almond slivers and a poppy seed dressing.

In the other, I reheated in a microwave for about 45 seconds or until soft. Then threw them in a bowl, tore up the pieces with my fingers and stirred them up with chopped celery, sliced green onion, a little paprika, salt, pepper, a little mustard and generous dollops of Veganaise. Spread this mixture on toasted wheat bread slices for a chicken salad sandwich.


Make a stirfry and serve it over white rice.


has anyone compared the taste of the litelife brand vs the morningstar?

ive had morningstar, just browned w/ poultry seasoning mix (i love love love it) can find it in the spice aisle. i'll dip em in ketchup, or get real fancy and put em in a wrap.

theyre pretty versatile...use in place of tofu in any recipe, really.


Make my rice ball's, making them tonight-

2 cups of Pacific foods organic vegetable stock
1 cup of jasmine rice
2/3 cup of frozen peas
1 diced green pepper
1 diced medium red onion
1 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
½ package smart strips
Sea salt
Spaghetti Sauce
10 slices of Vegan American cheese
Egg replacer
Italian breadcrumbs
Corn oil

Marinate ½ package of smart strips in vegetable stock for at least 4-5 hours. Cook 1 cup of rice in 2 cups of vegetable broth for 15 minutes until slightly firm and put aside in medium sized bowl. Sautee green pepper, red onion, peas and garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes on medium high heat or until soft,  add sea salt and pepper to vegetables. Pour vegetables into rice and add additional sea salt and pepper to taste. Add a small amount of spaghetti sauce and breadcrumbs to make rice “sticky”. Form half a ball with your hand and push American cheese and 2 “beef strips” into middle. Add more rice, form into a ball and dip ball into egg repacer and bread. Fry rice ball in corn oil on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Drain with paper towels. Serve with warm spaghetti sauce on side.


the morningstar farms ones are very peppery, the lightlife ones are very salty.


Why didn't anybody mention the most obious use:  fahitas! 

Stir frey it in a little olive oil to warm it, put on tortilla wraps with some vegan creme cheese and salsa, wrap it up and enjoy. 


Why didn't anybody mention the most obious use:  fahitas! 

Agreed!  They are perfect for Mexican dishes: enchiladas, burritos, tacos..... :)

This weekend I'm going to experiment with using them to make unchicken fricassee! 


Curried chik'n salad

Throw them in the toaster oven till they are browned; dice.
Mix with diced apples (with a little lemon juice to keep them from browning), crasins, pecans, diced celery, maybe some onion, veganaise, and curry powder.

Yummy on toast or crackers. and good enough to fool an omni.

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