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Five winning vegan ‘chicken’ dinners

Liven up your midweek meals with these vegan recipes featuring meat-free chicken-style pieces. From zingy green risottos to Asian-inspired lettuce cups, these ideas are fresh, fun and full of flavour. You won’t miss the meat.

  1. Teriyaki-style vegan ‘chicken’

    Quick and easy, this teriyaki-style ‘chicken’ recipe is on the table in under 30 minutes. The chicken-style chunks are cooked and coated in a simple homemade sauce flavoured with soy, ginger and garlic. Serve it all up with pickled carrots and cucumber, rice noodles and crisp lettuce cups.

    Teriyaki-style vegan ‘chicken’
  2. Tex-Mex ‘chicken’ burrito bowl

    This hearty rice bowl is a feast for the eyes. The chicken-style pieces are stir-fried with paprika and cumin and finished off with a squeeze of lime. Pile them onto rice along with a colourful array of toppings, including tomatoes, peppers, avocado and sweetcorn.

    Tex-Mex ‘chicken’ burrito bowl
  3. Vegan ‘chicken’ Caesar salad

    This salad recipe is a vegan twist on the classic Caesar. The chicken-style chunks are pan-fried and then tossed with romaine lettuce leaves, crispy spiced chickpeas, garlicky croutons and avocado. Drizzle it all in a homemade creamy dressing.

    Vegan ‘chicken’ Caesar salad
  4. Green vegan ‘chicken’ risotto

    This green risotto recipe is fresh and vibrant. To give the dish its vivid colour, whizz peas into a purée and stir through cooked arborio rice and chicken-style chunks. Finish off with a herby gremolata for added crunch.

    Green vegan ‘chicken’ risotto
  5. Vegan spicy 'chicken' pasta bake

    This pasta bake recipe is perfect for a midweek meal. Quick and easy, chicken-style chunks are served in an arrabbiata-style sauce with roasted red peppers and finished off with melted vegan mozzarella.

    Vegan spicy 'chicken' pasta bake