Meatless Monday: BBQ Quorn Chik’n Flatbread


Quorn

Today’s Meatless Monday recipe is brought to you by Quorn, a meatless-alternative made of mycoprotein.  Mycoprotein is a naturally occurring healthy form of protein produced using a fermentation process which results in a meat alternative that resembles both the taste and texture of real meat. Compared to meat, Quorn contains half the calories, no cholesterol and as much protein as an egg and as much fiber as broccoli.

Quorn is also naturally soy-free as well as non-GMO (except the burritos).  They have several products available which range  from Meatless Grounds, Chik’n Cutlets, Turk’y Roast, Burgers and a variety of entrees.  

While most of their meat-alternative products are not gluten free, their Chik’n Tenders actually are though it should be noted that they are made in a facility with products containing gluten. 

Quorn Chik'n Tenders

 These Chik’n Tenders are made of 90% mycoprotein along with egg whites as well as natural flavorings.  They are 90 calories per 85 grams and have 10 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.  They come fully cooked and just have to be heated and served to enjoy.  

I chose to feature these tenders in a BBQ flatbread but there really are so many possibilities. I just happened to be craving some old-fashioned barbecue so that’s what I made. 

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Recipe

Ingredients: 

  • Quorn Chicken Tenders (approximately 1 cup), defrosted 
  • Gluten free thin crust pizza (I used Udi’s)
  • 1 large handful of baby argula 
  • 1 can of yellow corn, drained
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Gluten free barbecue sauce (Heinz or Annie’s Naturals are both gluten free)

Directions:  

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Top crust with arugula, Quorn Chik’n Tenders, 1/3 cup of corn, 1/3 cup of black beans and drizzle with barbecue sauce. 
  3. Stick in oven for approximately 10 minutes. 
  4. Remove and cut into thick strips.
  5. Serve and enjoy. 
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Notes: You will have left over corn and black beans.  Also you can choose to quickly sautee the chik’n first to defrost and give it some extra flavor. 


As far as my thoughts on Quorn, I have to agree that the taste and texture are very similar to chicken.  I have very little experience with eating meat-alternatives but I did enjoy the taste and think that anyone looking for a meatless option to replace chicken would enjoy this as well! :) 

 

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57 Comments

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply February 2, 2015

So how was the taste? YOu didn't say if you actually liked it ;)
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    Haha I guess I should have elaborated! It has the texture and similar taste of chicken- I made the note to sautee it because I think it would have given it a little more flavor :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply February 2, 2015

well, you know how I feel about pizza/flatbread. I have been wondering how good q'orn was since I first saw it. Will have to try!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    It is really not bad- I don't eat a lot of meat-alternative stuff so it is hard to compare. Overall it is very similar to texture and taste as chicken.

Debbie Rodrigues
Reply February 2, 2015

Hmmm.. I am cooking all my meat today, but tomorrow it will be Quorn day! I love it and we use it quite regularly.
I wish they had more gluten free alternatives where I live. It is such an easy and delicious recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    That's great! Do you eat the grounds and burgers? I am really curious to try them but can't since they aren't gluten free.

Rachel
Reply February 2, 2015

I've always steered away from the meat "alternatives." How did it taste?

    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    I honestly have too, other than veggie burgers. It really did taste a lot like chicken oddly enough.

Jennifer F
Reply February 2, 2015

the flatbread looks fantastic! I've never seen the Quorn products, will have to seek those out!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    Thank you! I found it in the freezer section of my local grocery store- I know they sell Quorn products at Whole Foods, Target and Krogers too :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply February 2, 2015

Quorn is huge over here in the UK and I ate so much of it when I was a vegetarian.
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    It originated in the UK, right? If I was a vegetarian I would probably eat a lot of it too :P

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply February 2, 2015

I'll have to try it! I keep a few meat alternatives in a freezer for lazy cooking days and this looks right up my ally. :-)
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    Reply February 2, 2015

    If you aren't gluten free (I can't remember) you should try out the beef and report back to me! I'd love to hear what it tastes like, I just can't have it because it contains gluten :(

Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club
Reply February 2, 2015

Hmm, that looks interesting and interesting name. I thought it was a corn alternative. Ha! I am sure my children would love some flatbread meals. I'm not really a BBQ person but on pizza it is actually pretty good.
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    Haha, the name is misleading I think. Flatbreads are always a fun way to change things up and my kids devour them too :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply February 2, 2015

I haven't tried this brand of meatless stuff yet. Looks like a great recipe though. You've given me some ideas.
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    I liked it and heard really good things about it from people who have tried it too! :) Yay for inspiration- can't wait to see what you come up with!

Pragati // Simple Medicine
Reply February 2, 2015

I'm kind of obsessed with Quorn. I won't always eat it, but I love it baked it BBQ sauce. I usually stay away from fake meat, but Quorn is my first choice if I'm going to indulge. I'll have to try this recipe!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    I would love to try it again baked with the actual BBQ sauce- I sort of wish I did that in the first place but since it was my first time making it, I wasn't sure exactly how to prepare it! :P

Jess @hellotofit
Reply February 2, 2015

Wow, that looks like chicken! I don't really eat meat alternatives, but this would be interesting to try. Happy Monday!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    Definitely worth a try if you ever need to use an alternative! :) Happy Monday to you too!

Elle
Reply February 2, 2015

Quorn? I have never seen that here... hmmmm. Will have to investigate.
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    I found it in my regular grocery store in the freezer section! Definitely a good meatless option :)

RFC
Reply February 2, 2015

EVERYDAY is meatless in our house (we are vegetarians!) and we are fans of Quorn products. They definitely hit the spot when you are craving traditional "snack" foods, like nuggets!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    That's awesome! They really are a great alternative- I am excited to play around with the nuggets more in different recipes :)

Katie (@momslrb)
Reply February 2, 2015

Ok, I'll admit, I wasn't super enticed but the recipe you have them on looks great and I think I could be adventurous enough to try them. :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    Definitely worth a try if you're looking for a meatless option :)

Heathers Looking Glass
Reply February 2, 2015

Beautiful photos! I love flatbread
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    Thank you, Heather! Flatbreads are always a yummy dinner option :)

Carmy
Reply February 2, 2015

That looks YUM! can I seriously move in? I had mac and cheese this morning for breakfast )':
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    Reply February 2, 2015

    Hahah that sounds DELICIOUS! You can most certainly move in though as long as you don't mind crazy half naked kiddos running around ;)

AlexandraFunFit
Reply February 2, 2015

I'm a vegetarian, yet have never tried Quorn. Thanks for the recipe.
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    I have only tried the Chik'n but I've heard a lot of great things about Quorn and their other products as well!

Stephanie (@FitMomTraining)
Reply February 2, 2015

I've never heard of Quorn before but this looks pretty darn amazing!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    I love that it is soy free which a majority of meat-alternatives aren't!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply February 2, 2015

You are really finding some interesting stuff! I have never heard of such a thing! I like the flatbread idea- that is an easy work night dinner for sure! So this product is good to go right out of the package? I do love chicken :)
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    Reply February 2, 2015

    It is good to go, you just need to heat it :) This could totally work with real chicken too- I might even marinate the chicken in BBQ before putting it on the pizza!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply February 2, 2015

Definitely want to try those Chik'n tenders! Have you ever dipped chik'n tenders in honey? SO GOOD! Maybe there's a sweet version of this pizza...
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    UM that sounds amazing! I will definitely have to give it a try!!!

Ange @ Cowgirl Runs
Reply February 2, 2015

Aside from tofu, I'm always hesitant to try meat alternatives because I just can't see them being as good - but these sound like they might be a good option.
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    I honestly haven't tried a lot of meat-alternatives either but these were pretty good!

Kathryn @ Dancing to Running
Reply February 2, 2015

Flatbreads are such a fun way to change food up. It amazing how easy it is to take non-traditional pizza ingredients and see what you can do with them. This flatbread looks absolutely delicious!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 2, 2015

    Flatbreads really are a fun way to change things up! I have a few other flatbread recipes up my sleeve too but they all involve meat, haha!

Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
Reply February 3, 2015

Interesting. I'm not a big fan of meat-like products. But I would make that recipe with real chicken :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 3, 2015

    It would taste good with real chicken for sure :)

Kate @KateMovingForward
Reply February 3, 2015

Interesting! I've never heard of Quorn before, but I will pass this on to my Vegan friend who has just added a little boy to her household--it might be a great option for them!
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    Reply February 3, 2015

    It actually isn't vegan because it contains egg whites, unfortunately :(

Running Hutch
Reply February 3, 2015

I do not like BBQ pizza but this actually looks beautiful!
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Sandra Laflamme
Reply February 3, 2015

I have never tried Quorn but have seen it in the grocery stores. It is nice to read your review. Sounds interesting!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 3, 2015

    I was surprised at how close in texture and taste it was to chicken!

Chaitali
Reply February 3, 2015

I've seen Quorn in my grocery store but haven't tried it yet. Good to hear that you liked them. I'll have to pick some up next time I'm there :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 3, 2015

    Definitely worth a try if you're looking for a meatless option :)

jill conyers
Reply February 4, 2015

I haven't had much luck with finding a good all natural meatless alternative. Great review!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2015

    Thanks! Definitely a good vegetarian sub :)

Redd
Reply February 4, 2015

Hmmm....I'm sure not too sure that I would like the alternative. I'm def a real meat eater! However, I do appreciate the "meat" options for those who are meatless eaters ;) I also stock your blog to see the stunning photos! Sometimes I am temped to lick the screen...
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    Reply February 4, 2015

    You know I like my real meat too but I'm always open to trying new things :) How's that screen tasting, btw?

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