I came across this new product at Trader Joe’s the other day and I had to try it. I used to buy the Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken when I ate meat and I was waiting for them to come out with a vegan version and they finally did.
It was fairly quick and easy to cook. I just popped it in the oven for 10 minutes while I heated up the sauce stove top that came along with chicken. To the sauce, I added my own little kick- sesame seeds and red chili flakes. When the “chicken” was finished, I tossed the chicken and sauce together. I then deglazed the pan that I heated the sauce in with a couple of tablespoons of vegetable broth and added sliced asparagus, which I then cooked for about 3-4 minutes. I added the cooked asparagus to the chicken.
As for the actual Trader Joe’s version of Vegan Manderin Chicken, I prefer the Gardein Manderin Crispy Chick’n instead. I actually wouldn’t recommend buying the TJ brand. They taste rubbery and ummmmm… gross. hehe.