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n david 01-23-2018 02:07 PM

Vegan Chicken


n david 01-23-2018 02:12 PM

Re: Vegan Chicken
Got stuck late at work yesterday, so I had to take a long lunch today. Thought I'd visit this trendy little coffee shop that also had lunch sandwiches and salads. They have a fireplace, couches, high-backed chairs -- very quiet and relaxing. I took a book and decided to try a Caesar salad with Vegan Chicken.

I've never tried Vegan Chicken. I didn't realize it was #FakeChicken, rather some mush cut in strips made to look like grilled chicken.

I felt terrible, but I couldn't eat it.

So I walked a few doors down to a pizza place and bought a slice to get that nasty #FakeChicken taste out of my mouth.

n david 01-23-2018 02:57 PM

Re: Vegan Chicken
#FakeChicken is worse than #FakeNews

Esaias 01-23-2018 03:19 PM

Re: Vegan Chicken
Probably half the chicken sold in stores is #FakeChicken anyway.

I can't wait till we're ready to drop the grocery store food altogether.

BTW, your first mistake was going to a "trendy little coffee shop" to begin with. Places like that are almost certainly selling Obamafood.

Pressing-On 01-23-2018 04:28 PM

Re: Vegan Chicken
Eat some chicken!


Chicken Penne with Bacon and Spinach in Creamy Tomato Sauce

Main Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound boneless and skinless chicken (thick in size, such as chicken breasts)
6 bacon strips
5 medium tomatoes (chopped in cubes)
10 oz. package of fresh spinach
1 cup half and half
1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded (more for garnish)
5 garlic cloves minced


8 oz. penne pasta

Seasoning Mixture:

1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (more, if desired)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt


BACON: Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Arrange bacon strips and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined platter that will absorb extra grease. Chop into 1 inch slices.

CHICKEN: Rub chicken in seasoning mixture and set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large deep skillet. Add chicken breasts and cook on each side on medium high heat for a total of 3-4 minutes until it's nicely browned. If chicken is still pink in the center, reduce heat to medium and cook covered for several minutes until no longer pink in the center. Add sliced garlic in the last minute of cooking chicken, cook for 1-2 minutes until browned and fragrant.

Remove chicken from the pan, slice it in thick strips and return only half of it back to the skillet (we want to keep the other half intact for later). Also, make sure that all liquid, if any, is removed after cooking the chicken (it depends on the chicken you use), otherwise the dish will be too watery

TOMATOES and SPINACH: Add chopped tomatoes to the remaining chicken and cook for 3 minutes on high until tomatoes release their juices. Add fresh spinach in 4 consecutive batches until it wilts.

CHEESY SAUCE: Add half and half (see note if half and half is not availabe) and bring the mixture to boil. Reduce to simmer and slowly add grated Parmesan cheese - until the cheese melts and makes the sauce creamy. Remove from heat.

PASTA: In the meantime bring a large pot of water to boil, add pasta and cook it according to instructions. Drain the pasta, but do not rinse.

ADDING BACON: Add pasta and bacon and stir until fully coated in sauce. Season with more salt if necessary.

ADDING REMOVED 1/2 OF CHICKEN: Now itís time to add the 1/2 of chicken that we removed earlier and slightly mix it in with the rest of the ingredients (I just pushed my chicken slightly into the skillet). Cover with a lid until ready to serve to keep warm. Serve with additional shredded Parmesan and red pepper flakes, if desired.


Evang.Benincasa 01-25-2018 08:00 PM

Re: Vegan Chicken
Yummy :thumbsup

Evang.Benincasa 01-25-2018 08:01 PM

Re: Vegan Chicken

Originally Posted by Pressing-On (Post 1517689)

Awesome part of the chicken :happydance

houston 01-26-2018 07:13 AM

Re: Vegan Chicken
why would you think VEGAN chicken was real?

n david 01-26-2018 09:43 AM

Re: Vegan Chicken

Originally Posted by houston (Post 1518255)
why would you think VEGAN chicken was real?

I thought it was like the "free range" "uncaged" chicken eggs. Gently strangled. Delicately bled to death. Like that. :lol

Amanah 01-26-2018 11:21 AM

Re: Vegan Chicken

Originally Posted by n david (Post 1518308)
I thought it was like the "free range" "uncaged" chicken eggs. Gently strangled. Delicately bled to death. Like that. :lol


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