I found these Gardein Crispy Chick’n Sliders at Yam Chops vegetarian butcher here in Toronto. I really liked the little shop there and picked up a few vegan cheese options to try out as well.
I was excited to try these because when I was a kid I used to really like crispy chicken fingers and hoped these would remind me of those. And they do! So good. They actually are crispy and remind me of chicken (although tbh it’s been so long I actually don’t remember what chicken tastes like).
The box comes with 4 sliders, 2 packages of 2. The suggested cooking method is to keep them frozen and defrost them separated in the microwave for 1 minute, then pan fry the burgers in some oil for 2-3 minutes, and toast the buns in the pan during the last 30 seconds or so. I followed the directions but toasted the buns in my toaster oven instead of in the pan.
Obviously I slathered some vegan cheese on the buns – I used some Buchie & Sash herb and garlic “cream cheese” made from cashews that was really tasty and added some mustard, Sriracha sauce and baby spinach. I really enjoyed these chick’n sliders, they were a great, easy and quick to make dinner. They are 100% vegan including the buns.
Add some fresh raw veggies on the side and you have yourself an easy dinner you can feel good about. And I feel pretty confident that even a meat eater would enjoy these cute, crispy little sliders.
I would rate this product a 10/10 and would absolutely buy it again. Gardein has never disappointed me so far and I’m looking forward to trying even more products of theirs in the future.
I was not paid or compensated in any way for this review.