Update June 2019: The product was slightly modified since our firs review. These buffalo chick patties are now vegan friendly (see new packaging and old below). We think the reformulation is relatively minor and feel the original review still stands.
While veggie burgers are currently the in vogue meat-free product – who doesn’t love a good vegi-chicken burger from to time? Heck for me personally, it’s not even time to time, I love them as a staple of my weekly menu. Whether to make a quick lunch or as something more complex (slice them diagonally for a meat free Tonkotsu for example). I find them a little more versatile than the typical veggie burger as a result.
MorningStar Farms has a few options in their lineup and these Buffalo Chik Patties add a little zip and zing to their patty. In truth the flavor profile of the Buffalo seasoning is mild – at least to my tastes. You can quite easily disguise it or amplify it (see recipe ideas below) as you choose.
Texture wise, these are remarkably similar to a fast food / junk food chicken burger; I’d put money on being able to sneak these past meat eaters with the right mix of toppings. And of course they’re far more healthy than their meaty counterparts. I’m a big fan of these Buffalo Chick Patties and always have some on hand.
MorningStar Farms Buffalo Chik Patties – what’s in the packet
Inside the plastic packaging, you’ll find four 2.5oz patties. If you open the packet correctly, it can be sealed up again to prevent freezer burn.
MorningStar Farms Buffalo Chik Patties
Here are a few burgers I’ve made with these Buffalo Chik Patties. Obviously it goes without saying a little more buffalo hot sauce and mayo based dressing like slaw goes great here:
This on is far more experimental! I called this a Hoisin burger. First up I microwaved the patties until cooked, whereupon I finished them in the frying pan with a couple tablespoons of hoisin sauce – cooking them just long enough to coat and crisp. I then loaded them up with homemade Sriracha mayo, green onions and a side of Asian salad. This one is definitely a keeper!
MorningStar Farms Buffalo Chik Patties – what’s a fair price?
I’ve found these at Walmart in the freezer aisle for $3.67. That’s for the four pack which comes to less than a buck per patty which is a great deal in my opinion.
MorningStar Farms Buffalo Chik Patties – cooking info and nutrition
While the packet recommends oven baking, I’ve only ever microwaved these patties. I think that stands testament to how well they fare cooked up in this manner. I’d expect the oven method yields a crunchier exterior, but these are fine for me with just a minute or two in the microwave.
Original packaging circa 2019 – now vegan
Original packaging circa 2018 – vegetarian version
More MorningStar Farms products and dishes
- Italian-style nachos
- Incogmeato Chik’N Nuggets review
- MorningStar Farms Buffalo Chik Patties review – 2020 version
- MorningStar Farms Veggie Bacon Strips
- MorningStar Farms Incogmeato Burger
- Loaded veggie tots
- Thai red curry with rice noodles
- Thai jungle curry with rice noodles
- Sweet potato fry nachos
- Sloppy Joes with MorningStar Farms Crumblers
- Vegan BBQ Plate with MorningStar Popcorn Chikn
- Thai Yellow Curry with Cous Cous
- Loaded OreIda crinkle cut fries with chipotle mayo
- Nachos with MorningStar Farms crumblers
- Loaded cauliflower tots with MorningStar Farms crumblers
- Buffalo salad with MorningStar Farms Nuggets
- MorningStar Farms Original Chix Patties review
- MorningStar Farms Popcorn Chik’N Veggitizers review
- MorningStar Farms Mini Corn Dogs
- Review: MorningStar Farms Veggie Lovers Vegan Burgers
- Review: MorningStar Farms Chorizo Crumbles
- Review: MorningStar Farms Grillers Original 2019
- Review: MorningStar Farms Falafel Burger
- Review: MorningStar Farms Tex Mex Burger
- Review: MorningStar Farms Chick’N Nuggets