Trader Joe’s Mandarin Vegan Orange Chicken …VEGAN?!
Do you need to try Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken? Is it worth it? Well, the short answer is YES. Now, as many of you may know, some of those fake meat packages are pretty poor tasting! I’d even call them disgusting and non-food like but this…this is different. For me to even consider doing a review, something has to either be really bad or really good and this my friends is really freaking good! Like, really freaking good. If I had to put together a vegetarian starter pack, this would be in it!
Does the smell of or does your sweet memories of eating Panda Express orange chicken have you rethinking your vegetarian diet from time to time? Or maybe it just causes you to shed a few tears on a daily basis? Lol, well dry your tears and head to Trader Joe’s for something that will make you forget there was ever a problem to start with. And honestly, this Trader Joe’s Mandarin Vegan Orange Chicken is better… YA! I said it…better!
So my husband bought about 12 packages and there they sat in our freezer for a couple weeks until one day I decided to try it and then I wanted one per day forever because I had become obsessed! This vegan orange chicken meal is super-duper satisfying! Keep in mind though, you shouldn’t eat this every day (although you will want to!-). It’s not exactly clean eating but once in a while, it’s great!
Here’s How I Prepared My Vegan Orange Chicken!
- Steam 1 cup of quinoa.
- Steam 1 orange sweet potato.
- 1-2 tbsp. in a frying pan.
- On medium heat, cook for about 8 min. then on high until the skin is darkened. The crispier, the better.
- Put a scoop of the quinoa on your plate and top with the Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken and then pour the sauce packet over it (best part). Then smash up some sides of sweet potato and avocado! YUM!
This is a great meal to use as a cheat-meal or make a ton for a big group of friends! What’s even better, is to serve the Trader Joe’s Mandarin Vegan Orange Chicken up for your vegetarian-skeptical friends! As a result, your friends may start rethinking their diet too! ;p