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Hoddykins Thu 04-Apr-19 18:27:58

Very random question, but I have a bit of a thing against eating chicken and accidentally getting a bit of gristle or fat, it puts me off the whole meal, so I spend forever trimming uncooked chicken to try and get rid of all the "icky" bits.

Do any other meat eaters rate the quorn chicken pieces to go in things like fajitas? I'm not necessarily bothered about the taste of chicken more the texture.

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Shazafied Thu 04-Apr-19 18:30:29

I’m not a meat eater but I used to be and I like the queen pieces. You have to fry them off separately (and fry them well with quite a bit of veg oil) and add them to sauce etc at the very end. Or else they turn to mush.

boringlyboring Thu 04-Apr-19 18:34:37

I eat most meat, but I use quorn pieces a lot. probably more regularly than actual chicken, mainly because its so much easier. No defrosting, no chopping, less cooking time. For ‘chicken’ wraps, I just microwave it.

The texture is slightly softer than chicken breast imo

LeavingTeaching Thu 04-Apr-19 19:04:27

I'm facing quorn chicken for supper tonight. I quite like it as long as it's got a sauce on

dontgobaconmyheart Fri 05-Apr-19 05:35:49

i eat meat but my DP is veggie so I eat a lot of vegan and vegetarian meals throughout the week. I'm not a massive fan of the Quorn pieces tbh, i think it is one of their worst items- for me they just have a bit of an aftertaste and don't absorb flavour very quickly. To that end the only thing i enjoy them in is a curry where they have been cooked in the sauce, i don't find that they turn to mush at all. The taste and texture is nothing like chicken either in my opinion but they do make things feel meatier if that's your bag.

I actually prefer buying the Quorn roast, cooking it, slicing it and using that throughout the week for whatever, it's much more flavourful. Still nothing like actual chicken though.

they're quite often on offer OP, you may as well give it a try as i'm sure its a personal preference thing. 100% i am the same with it ruining the meal when you come across a bit of gristle or whatever- completely stops my appetite in it's tracks. it's annoying isn't it! I tend to cut my chicken breast up with kitchen scissors to avoid this, so much easier to precisely remove bits that look a bit wrong, you can just snip them off, and its quicker.

QueenOfTheTofuTree Fri 05-Apr-19 11:59:42

No longer a meat eater but when I was I wasn't really a fan of chicken other than chicken nuggets.

I wasn't expecting to like the Quorn ones but I wasn't pleasantly surprised. There's no gristle or fat on them. I love them in curries or even in a 'chicken mayo sandwich or with a jacket potato.

notacooldad Fri 05-Apr-19 12:05:01

I'm a veggie. I used to use a lot of quorn pieces about 15 or so years ago but went off it.
They are good in fajitas.
I use it occasionally and find the pieces are best in a heavy sauce. I like the pieces in mayo on a wrap with spring onions and crisp lettuce.

Visioncroquet Fri 05-Apr-19 12:09:53

Quorn chicken is OK. But I prefer Frys frozen chicken style strips or Vivera chicken style pieces (chilled) . These are both widely available, I buy then in Sainsburys, tesco & online ocado.

QueenOfTheTofuTree Fri 05-Apr-19 21:03:58

Forgot about Frys. Those are yummy as well. In fact I have some of the 'chicken' nuggets in the oven right now and will be sharing some of them with DS. I jyst wish more places stocked Frys because I think the only places which do are Holland and Barrett and Morrisons.

Visioncroquet Sat 06-Apr-19 09:23:36

Yer Frys is a bit harder to find, Sainsburys has just started stocking more of their stuff tho, they sell the nuggets & chicken pieces. Ocado also sell loads of their stuff, I find they have a wide selection of veggie / vegan stuff.

namechangedbutneedadvice Sat 06-Apr-19 09:30:04

I used to be like that about meat when I ate it.

Another vote for Fry's chicken pieces... I find Quorn chunks can be quite dry and bland. I got them first for this recipe... honestly it was so tasty. More than the sum of its parts Happy cooking!

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