Lately, I’ve been doing a lot more meal planning. I’ve been sitting down at the beginning of each week and coming up with dishes to fix each and every night. While I’ve been more spontaneous in my family’s meal choices in the past, I’m discovering that a little planning goes a long way towards putting fabulous meals on my table each and every night of the week. With meal planning in mind, I’ve really gotten into themes that work well for our family, like ‘Meatless Monday’ and ‘Taco Tuesday’. I’ve found that these themes are a fun way to keep our diet balanced and while we’re admittedly not a completely meat-free family, I do love to offer delicious vegetarian meals any time I can. With that in mind and Gardein plant-based products in hand, I’ve created a delicious addition to our weekly meal plan that works for a variety of days! These Crispy Chick’n Thai Tacos are bursting with flavor but are amazingly vegetarian!
Now, I have to admit that I’ve been a fan of plant-based proteins for some time now. They are an easy way to whip up meatless meals that taste amazing and ever since discovering Gardein products at my local Kroger, I’ve been even more excited about making easy weeknight meals with a product that is made from non-GMO soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies! By using vegan certified, kosher Gardein Crispy Chick’n Tenders, I’m able to get the taste, texture and nutrition of chicken with less fat, fewer calories and no cholesterol! As an added bonus my Gardein Crispy Tenders taste completely amazing and make these easy Meatless Thai Tacos a dish that everyone in my family adores!
What You Will Need
(For the Tacos)
Small Soft Taco Shells
2 Cups of Shredded Red Cabbage
Julienne Fresh Carrots
1/2 Cup of Diced Green Onions
4 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro
(For the Thai Peanut Sauce)
1/2 Cup of Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Tablespoons of Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon of Lime Juice
1 Teaspoon of Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Ginger
1/4 Teaspoon of Minced Garlic
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (to Taste)
How to Make It
These Crispy Chick’n Thai Tacos can be made in a snap thanks to the easy to whip up Gardein Crispy Tenders. To start, I preheated my oven and cooked my Gardein Crispy Tenders according to the directions on the package.
These Crispy Tenders can be prepared in minutes in the oven, on the stovetop or in the microwave but my favorite way to eat them is oven baked to perfection! While my Crispy Tenders are cooking, I quickly and easily whip up my Thai Peanut Sauce by adding all of my ingredients to a small bowl and whisking them together until they are perfectly creamy.
While this Thai Peanut Sauce is an extra step, I love to keep it on hand since it’s perfect for making a Crispy Chick’n Thai Salad with Gardein Crispy Tenders or even using it as a dipping sauce with them! Once my sauce is ready and my Crispy Tenders are cooked to perfection, all that’s left to do is assemble my easy Crispy Chick’n Thai Tacos! With my cabbage, carrots, green onions, cilantro and Thai Peanut Sauce set out, it’s as simple as layering all the ingredients onto my Crispy Chick’n Thai Tacos! I like to start with my cabbage and carrots on the bottom and then place my perfectly cooked Gardein Crispy Chick’n Tenders on top.
Next, I drizzled my Thai Peanut Sauce over the top of my Crispy Chick’n Tenders and sprinkled on my green onions and cilantro. Already, these Crispy Chick’n Thai Tacos looked amazing and my family couldn’t wait to give them a try!
As a finishing touch (which is totally optional), I squeezed a fourth of my lime over the top of my Crispy Chick’n Thai Tacos and they were perfectly ready to enjoy!
As I called my family to the dinner table, I knew they would instantly fall in love with this easy plant-based meal that is bursting with flavor!
With the very first bite, it was clear that these Crispy Chick’n Thai Tacos are a perfect plant-based meal that sacrifices nothing when it comes to texture and flavor! In fact, I would have never guessed that the Crispy Chick’n Tenders were a plant-based substitute if I hadn’t been the one to make them myself. With just the right amount of crunch and great flavor, Gardein helps make these Crispy Chick’n Thai Tacos the perfect dish for any night of the week.
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Now tell me, which of the Gardein varieties would you like to include in a deliciously simple recipe tonight?
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