Lets get the headline item out there right away – these things are absolutely huge. I can only think of Gardein’s Ultimate Chick’N Filets that come close in terms of sheer heft. Picking up the package – you immediately feel the weight of these.
Cooking: Pan fry, bake, or air fry. This is one of the few products I’ve seen that comes with air fryer instructions as standard. Always a fan of this method, that’s how I cooked them. The package instructions are accurate too. They take about fifteen minutes or so.
Taste and texture: These crisp up really well as you can see in the pictures below. The exterior breading coats a very firm wheat gluten meat-free chicken. It has a very good shred and tear like texture to it as well. The texture is the highlight, as the flavor is very bland, starkly so. There’s a little mild seasoning from garlic/onion etc but it’s timid. The cooked fillet is also quite dry tooI should note.
Overall: Again, let me state that these are massive, look at how they dwarf an average bun in the pictures below. We enjoyed them with a couple of toppings, mushroom/swiss and avocado/mushroom/Japanese BBQ sauce. The toppings make all the difference here, so proceed with that in mind. A simple plop of mayo probably won’t cut it, given the size. With all that in mind, these get my thumbs up for a substantially satisfying chicken fillet – just as long as you remember to bring the flavor along for the ride yourself.
Are Lightlife Plant-Based Chicken Fillets nutrition and cooking
Are Lightlife Plant-Based Chicken Fillets any good?
These meat free chicken fillets are huge, absolutely massive, and quite filling as a result. The texture is first rate but the flavor is mild to the point of bland. Provided you keep that in mind with your choice of toppings, these can be a fine choice.
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