Chicken Fingers for BreakfastPosted: June 15, 2011
As a kid, when I went on road trips with my grandparents, every breakfast we didn’t get at the hotel was eaten at Huddle House. They tried to steer me towards the pancakes and toast, but I had my mind made up on my order before I even walked in the door: chicken tenders and mozzarella sticks.
I argued that fried chicken and fried cheese were really no different than cheese toast and chicken sausages. After all, breakfast was just another meal in the morning and anything on the menu should be fair game!
Waking up with a serious savory tooth attack called for me to bring the untraditional breakfast back – vegetarian style, of course 😉
Gardein seven grain crispy tenders to the rescue!
I scrambled a serving of egg beaters to make it feel more like a traditional breakfast.
I’ve always been skeptical of faux meats – the texture of most fake chicken products usually freaks me out. I was pleasantly surprised by the Gardein chicken tenders. They were very similar to real chicken, but in a good way!
I only wish that the nuggets were a little less greasy. I know chicken fingers are oily by nature, but these felt a little over-the-top, even though two nuggets only contained a respectable 3.5 grams of fat. It’s nothing a little blotting can’t fix!
Are you a fan of untraditional breakfasts? If you’re vegetarian, what are your thoughts on fake meat products?