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Spicy BBQ Vegan Chicken Salad with Brioche Croutons [Vegan]



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For the Spicy Vegan BBQ Chicken Salad

  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 green pepper diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 package vegan chicken strips cubed
  • 1/2 cup Spicy Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/2 head kale chopped
  • 1 can low sodium or no salt added beans [any color] drained
  • 1 can corn drained
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced

For the Brioche croutons for topping

  • Vegan Honey Mustard dressing, Vegan Lemon & Herb dressing or another dressing of your choice for drizzling

For the Brioche Croutons

  • 5 slices Gluten-Free Vegan Brioche Bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


For the Spicy Vegan BBQ Chicken Salad

  1. Heat a pan over medium heat and add the peppers and garlic. Cook for 7 minutes.
  2. Add the vegan chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Add the barbecue sauce to the pan and toss until the peppers and vegan chicken are completely coated. Cook for 1-2 minutes and quickly remove from the heat.
  4. In a bowl add some of the kale, beans, corn, tomatoes, red onion and barbecue vegan chicken. Top with brioche croutons and dressing.

For the Brioche Croutons

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut each slice into cubes and add to a bowl.
  3. Add the oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder and toss.
  4. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until crispy.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool.

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