Food & Nutrition

Vegan chicken nuggets that are as good as McNuggets (top 4)

Published by Finn Hayden

In recent times, switching to a vegan diet would have meant abandoning many of your favourite foods entirely. But we've now published lots of guides which prove that a vegan diet can be just as fun and enjoyable as a normal diet and that there are some excellent vegan alternatives to foods such as mozzarella or ice cream.

Chicken nuggets might not be healthy, but there is no denying the deliciousness of them. Luckily for vegans, there are some excellent vegan chicken nuggets out there which you can enjoy. Let's take a look at the best vegan chicken nuggets you can buy:

THIS ISN'T Chicken Nuggets

We've been impressed with all of the products we've tried from the THIS ISN'T brand, from the vegan bacon to the vegan chicken pieces. But even with that high standard, these vegan chicken nuggets from THIS ISN't are among the best we've tried from the brand. Made using a blend of from soya and pea protein, they're not only very tasty but they're also a great source of protein. The outside of the nuggets are covered in batter and breadcrumbs, so they get lovely and crispy when you cook them in the oven, or if you have an air-fryer then that'll make them even crispier. Learn more and buy them here - waitrose.com
THIS ISN'T vegan chicken nuggets

Fry's Meat Free Chicken Style Nuggets

Fry's is a vegan brand which we haven't featured too many times across our vegan guides, but we're definitely going to be adding them to more guides now that we've tried more of the Fry's products. These meat free chicken style nuggets from the brand are made using a blend of soy and wheat protein, and we found the texture to be very nice. We'd actually say that these vegan chicken nuggets actually have quite a bit of flavour compared to some of the other options we included in this list, which you'll probably either really like or find a bit confusing. They're made using rosemary, and sage, as well as mustard seeds, so the taste is quite strong, but we love it. It caught our attention to see that these vegan chicken nuggets are currently sitting with perfect 5/5 rating on the Tesco website. Learn more and buy them here - tesco.com
Fry's Chicken-style nuggets

Green Cuisine chicken-free nuggets

BirdsEye is one of the biggest chicken nugget brands in the UK, so it's great to see that the brand has released a plant-based version of its chicken nuggets. These nuggets are actually made using wheat protein, which gives them a texture that is slightly different to the texture of some of the other nuggets we've included in this guide - they're a bit softer on the inside (which we actually really like), but they're still nice and crispy on the outside. Also, because they're made from wheat protein, they're a good source of protein and fibre, and they're also free from any artificial colours or flavours. Learn more and buy them here - sainsburys.co.uk
Green Cuisine nuggets

Tesco Plant Chef crispy nuggets

Plant Chef is the vegan range of products from Tesco, and it features some great products such as the excellent vegan cream cheese we tried recently. These nuggets from the Tesco Plant Chef range are another excellent product and make for a really good vegan alternative to chicken nuggets. Made using soya protein, the texture is great and they definitely tick the crispy box. Learn more and buy them here - tesco.com
Tesco Plant Chef

We really hope this guide helps you to find some tasty vegan chicken nuggets to enjoy. Let us know if you've tried any of these nuggets or if you have any other recommendations for us to try!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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