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I have been a vegetarian my whole life. I’ve never had any type of meat besides eggs, milk, and cheeses. I’m an SDA and also am in the military. I have no way of getting worthington and loma linda products to APO/FPO addresses unless I buy it on Amazon! So happy with this purchase. I will continue to buy!
Vegan in training
I’m in the process of eliminating meat from my diet, but still have those cravings. I’ve used this in a few meals and it’s provided a good replacement for chicken. The taste isn’t the same, but the look and feel is close enough. As long as you expect this to be a replacement for chicken and not have the same taste, then you will be happy. If you are expecting chicken flavor, then this won’t be for you.
I think it’s the best tasting vegan meat substitute in a can. I used to buy the low fat Frichik & it was ok. This is much better & I like that I can buy 6 cans at a time instead of 12. Great with mashed potatoes & peas.
Good if you bury it in some sort of flavor
I received this a day earlier than expected. I opened a can of these, tried one piece and kind of felt like meh. I’ve tried a handful of canned fake meats — mostly from the asian supermarkets and more or less, Worthington’s FriChik tastes very much the same, the only difference is in texture. The texture is kind of like meatloaf with that dryness to canned tuna (I used to eat real meat). The taste comes off strong with that bitterness that screams “NOPE, I’M NOT REAL MEAT.” like literally, a little bit of a bitter taste. Don’t expect it to taste absolutely fantastic by itself, straight out of the can.
Then again, the same can be said about other fake meats that aren’t too heavily flavored yet. Like fake ground meat that hasn’t been marinated in BBQ sauce or something or raw seitan that you find at like Whole Foods or other general supermarkets that carry meat substitutes. I’ve made fake ground meat into sloppy joe, and my friends could not tell the difference whatsoever between the stuff I made and sloppy joe’s made with real ground beef. That being said, same kind of applies with these cans of FriChik…
When I was craving some of my old teriyaki meat (fake, not fake… I used to cook a lot of teriyaki chicken thighs) that same night, I decided to get off my ass and chop each piece in half, heat some oil in the pan and throw in some garlic and these FriChik pieces. Then some soy sauce and honey. I cooked it on medium high heat for a few minutes as the sauce bubbled, just the way it would when I used to cook real chicken. I tried a piece after that little bit of effort to make it a bit more palatable. It was better, but since it was not in such small pieces (like fake ground meat), I could still taste the part of the FriChik that is kind of meh-tasting.
So if you don’t quite like the taste from this stuff straight out of the can, I think the effort to cook it mixed with other stuff is worth the effort if you know what you’re doing. All I’d like is something that’s kind of meat-like, but doesn’t have to be exactly like meat. Most important to me is it tastes good (and provides protein and stuff…) Fake meat doesn’t have to taste like meat, duh. I guess I just kind of wish I could find something that tastes like stuff you’d find in a great vegetarian restaurant like Buddha Bodai
Long story short, not the greatest tasting, in my opinion, straight out of the can.
BUT, if you immerse it in some sort of flavor (those casserole recipes listed look kind of delicious actually), perhaps chopping it into smaller pieces would help (more surface area to hold the flavor you put in it), then you can pretty much treat this stuff like raw meat; it just needs the effort in cooking it properly with a good combo of other ingredients, just like real raw meat. “Normal” people don’t eat raw steak or raw chicken breasts, right?
One of our favorites
Tastes really good sliced in half and in a sandwich. Also, we dice it up and marinade it in teriki sauce and fry it with stir fry veges and add to rice. Good mild flavor and texture.
One of my favorites
This is still one of my favorite protein sources (also recommend tender bits). For those non veggies, it does NOT taste like chicken!!! If you can get any preconceived notions out of your mind and simply try it as a source of protein with no cholesterol and saturated fat, than you might be pleased. Might I suggest lightly sautéed in olive oil with spinach, fresh garlic, and onions…you might surprise yourself and actually enjoy it.
Was raised on this food and still like it,,,FriChik is the best.
Even my husband like it and he never had it before.
Tasty and easy to use
We are finding that this is a great substitute for the real thing and very easy to use in many recipes.
Doesn’t taste like chicken, but works like it!!!
Products like Fri Chick are easy to incorporate into your old meat based dishes. Lately, its been hard to locate Worthington products in the groceries around our home so it’s great to see them offered by Amazon
Fri Chick is a good source of protein and has a similar texture to fried chicken,(from what I can remember) if you sauté it. Onions peppers and mushrooms are good accompaniments. It works well in Italian and Mexican dishes. It can be used anywhere you would use chicken or turkey. Its great in salads. It needs to be seasoned and complimented just like a chicken would. Pesto, Marinara, Alfredo Enchilada, Mole’ sauces work well with this product. At 12 grams of protein per serving it is an acceptable ratio level of protein.
Its like a lot of things, if you dress it up you might not know its not chicken… Its better for your heart and the environment too.
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