It Tastes Like Chicken Salad (Vegan)

Another new taste sensation... Today I tried for the very first time Smart Strips Chick'n. I was very skeptical. Was never a big fan of chicken to begin with.

As per the package directions, I added a little olive oil to a small fry pan and let it get hot. When the oil was hot I added the smart strips. It sizzled and seared. One packet just slightly overfilled a small pan.

I let it brown and stirred. Trying my darndest to brown it thoroughly. I cooked it for about 5 minutes total. Then dished it into a heat safe storage container.

Tasted a couple chick'n strips fresh from the pan totally plain. Was again astonished to discover just how much it tasted like the real deal. I apologize for saying this, but it did in fact, taste like chicken. Actually it was better than real chicken. No ew or ick. More tender. Better texture. It's a little bit salty. I like salty, but even I noticed it. Maybe that's necessary. It wasn't so salty that it was bad, but it's the first time I've noticed a saltiness to the lightlife brand products. Perhaps that's just the nature of a flavor as simple as chicken.

I let my chick'n cool a few minutes and then added a heap of strips to a tossed salad with balsamic vinegar and black pepper as dressing. I usually add salt to my salad, but didn't this time given the saltiness of the chick'n strips.

The package says it has 2 servings, but I would say it's more like 4. It doesn't really take a lot of soy protein to fill you up if you pair it with some vegetables and starch.

The meatless chicken was perfect in my salad. Really a great combo. So obviously it must taste pretty good if I'm happy to eat it in something as simple as a salad. There's no place for it to hide in there.

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