Making vegetarian buffalo wings can be prepared much the same way as with real chicken. The chicken substitute, seitan, is coated with spices, fried, then coated once more with spicy hot sauce. These vegetarian buffalo wings are nice and greasy, just like the real thing, so serve with plenty of napkins! See also: Tofu hot wings
Made with vegetarian chicken-style deli slices, this soy chicken salad recipe, pictured, is full of flavor and looks gorgeous served on a bed of crisp green lettuce. Or, make into a sandwich by serving on toasted bread or a soft roll. Most vegetarian deli slices are made with a combination of soy and wheat gluten. See also: Tempeh chicken salad
I know I said I love all of these picks equally, but truth be told, deep-fried Southern-style vegetarian "chicken" nuggets are out-of-this-world good. Even the staunchest meat-eaters will approve of this recipe. Just be sure to maintain a medium-hot oil temperature, otherwise your nuggets will be burnt and brown instead of crispy and golden brown. This recipe has been rated five stars by readers. See also: Baked tofu "chicken" nuggets
When it comes to satisfying cravings for meat, it doesn't get much better than this barbecue "chicken" wing pizza, made with store-bought vegan barbecue chicken wings, barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese and garnished with fresh chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime. It's got lots of texture and lots of chewy vegetarian "chicken". See also: More vegetarian and vegan pizzas
A lower fat version of the deep-fried seitan recipe above, soy chicken nuggets are relatively low in fat and healthy enough to eat every day. Kid-friendly tofu nuggets are reminiscent of chicken nuggets and can be dipped in ketchup, barbecue sauce or ranch dressing. About.com readers have rated this recipe five stars.