Actually since posting this a year ago I would say Beyond Meat is the most authentic chicken substitute. So much so that I can’t eat it.
For those of your who are resolved to eat healthier this year think about passing on the chicken. Check out Organic Authorities 8 Reasons Chicken Is Not a Health Food. Looking for a better option? Try going vegetarian or vegan. PETA offers a great guide in their Vegetarian Starter Kit. And if you’re still craving meat try Gardein Protein products. They’re so good and the closest to real meat that I’ve tasted.
Have a wonderful New Year and good luck with your resolutions!