Every time you reach for vegan chicken nuggets instead of the kind made from animal flesh (and who knows what else), you’re refusing to support the cruel slaughter of billions of chickens who suffer horribly throughout their short lives. Considering that chickens are arguably the most abused animals on the planet, they should be one of the first we remove from our plates.
Eating compassionately is a choice you can make every time that you eat. So have no fear—vegan chicken nugget brands are here!
Struggling with picky eaters? They won’t be able to resist these delicious, plant-powered nuggets.
These cruelty-free nuggets pack 14 grams of protein per serving.
Fry’s nuggets are pretty much pure vegan gold.
Dip these zesty, slightly spicy “chicken” fingers in some vegan ranch, or cut them up to add to a salad.
For classic vegan nuggets, try these bits of golden goodness.
If you’re a fan of spicy “chicken,” these are for you.
Gardein makes cooking easy by featuring recipes for its products.
This store is based in New York City’s Chinatown, but you can order its delectable vegan products online.
These crispy, chicken-free nuggets have 11 grams of protein per serving. They aren’t available yet, but look for them at retailers near you soon.
This brand offers four types of vegan chicken: Chik’n Nuggets, Chik’n Tenders, Sweet BBQ Chik’n Tenders, and Disney Mickey Mouse Shaped Chick’n Nuggets.
Since these nuggets are made with only seven simple ingredients, you can feel good about giving them to your kids (or enjoying them yourself!).
Trader Joe’s Chickenless Crispy Tenders
Ancient grain flour and soy protein go into the creation of these tender nuggets.
Wegmans has more than 90 stores in six states. If you live in the Northeast, there’s a good chance that you can get your hands on some of these.
Get nostalgic with these dinosaur-shaped vegan nuggets.
Another fun option is to make your own vegan chicken nuggets. Try our recipe that uses chickpeas, vegetable protein, and vital wheat gluten.
Chickens are social birds who live together in flocks, often sharing food and nests. They’re curious, interesting, and intelligent. An article in Scientific American describes their “communication skills” as being “on par with those of some primates.” They also use “sophisticated signals to convey [their] intentions. When making decisions, [they take] into account … prior experience and knowledge surrounding the situation. [They] can solve complex problems and [empathize] with individuals [who] are in danger.”
So who are you calling “birdbrain”?
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