following article was written by Keegan Baur.
Growing up, who didn't adore eating
chicken nuggets? They're tasty and fun to dunk into sauces. But with chickens inhumanely slaughtered in order to produce poultry products for places like McDonald's and
KFC, one shudders to think of what actually goes into these bite-size snacks. I
mean, honestly, how many children would still clamor for Happy Meals if they
knew that birds are hung upside down and have their throats cut while they're
still conscious—all to make McNuggets? Instead, I'm guessing that they'd opt to
write to McDonald's ASAP and demand a less cruel method of slaughter known as "controlled atmosphere killing," which renders birds unconscious before they are killed.
Luckily, vegan chicken nuggets are cruelty-free,
tasty, and just as much fun to eat. Here's a recipe that I recently adapted
from a blog post. Happy dipping, everyone!
the Nuggets:15 oz. chickpeas, drained and rinsed1/2 cup textured vegetable protein (TVP)1/2 cup vital wheat gluten1 1/2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard (optional)Dash garlic powderDash thyme1 1/2 Tbsp. agave nectar1 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce1/4 cup water1/2 cup nondairy
milk (soy, almond, etc.)1/2 tsp. lemon juice
the Breading:1/2 cup bread crumbs1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast1/2 tsp. garlic powder1/4 tsp. pepperSalt, to tasteOil for frying
approximately 16 nuggets
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