Mandarin Orange Chick’n Stir Fry Recipe | Vegan

Written by Mind Yourself on January 23, 2012 in Nutrition | Recipes - 2 Comments
meatless monday tips

Happy Meatless Monday! This week, the Whole Foods near our house ran a sale on Gardein products. We tried the new Gardein Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n and we added our own little twist. It was amazing and we hope you feel the same. No meat, completely vegan and full of protein…

Serves 4 – 6

1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 onion
2 large carrots
2 stalks of celery
1 large red bell pepper
1/2 large green bell pepper
3/4 cups of pea pods
4 cups of cooked rice (brown preferably)
One bag of Gardein Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n
Gardein package of mandarin sauce (included with Chick’n)
Optional: Crushed red pepper and chili powder


  1. Chop onion, carrots, bell peppers, celery.
  2. Heat sesame oil and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat (use wok if you own one). Add onion and saute until soft, then add crispy chick’n and stir-fry for 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in carrots, celery, red bell pepper, pea pods and green bell pepper and stir-fry another 4 minutes. Then add cooked rice and stir thoroughly.
  4. Finally, stir in mandarin sauce, heat through and serve hot.
  5. For a little extra kick, feel free to add crushed red pepper and chili powder

Enjoy this on a meatless monday, promise you, a meat eater will not know the difference, but the environment sure will. If this Monday you are not feeling in the mood for cooking, Chicago has several vegan, vegetarian or vegan/vegetarian friendly restaurants.

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2 Comments on "Mandarin Orange Chick’n Stir Fry Recipe | Vegan"

  1. Laura January 23, 2012 at 5:08 am · Reply

    I love this recipe! I would use canola oil instead of olive oil.

  2. Michael January 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm · Reply

    This isn;t a recipe…this is just directions on pre-packaged crap. How about “how to make the mandarin sauce”

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