Best Vegan Chicken Alternatives (UK)

Thanks to all the cluckin’ delicious vegan chicken substitutes, replacing chicken in your diet has never been easier!

The choice of vegan chicken alternatives available in the UK is staggering! As well as the exciting plant-based chicken options at restaurants, supermarkets are launching new products all the time.

Our Choose Chicken-Free campaign is all about highlighting the delicious and cruelty-free alternatives out there, so whether you’re looking for a meatless chicken breast or classics like chicken nuggets, you’ll find them here!

Keep scrolling for some of the best vegan chicken at supermarkets and online retailers.

Supermarket own labels

Most supermarkets are committed to expanding their vegan ranges and most of them offer chicken substitutes. Here’s what to look out for in your local stores:

  • Tesco Plant Chef Chicken-Style Pieces
  • Tesco Plant Chef Meat Free No-Chicken Breasts
  • Tesco Plant Chef Meat Free Chunks
  • Tesco Plant Chef Hot & Spicy No-Chicken Strips
  • Tesco Plant Chef Meat-Free No-Ckn Garlic Kievs
  • Tesco Plant Chef No-Chicken Nuggets
  • Asda OMV! Deliciously Vegan Southern Fried No Chicken Bucket
  • Sainsbury’s Plant Pioneers Meat Free Chicken-Style Pieces
  • Aldi Plant Menu No Chicken Breasts
  • Aldi Plant Menu No Chicken Peri Peri Pieces
  • Aldi Plant Menu No Chicken Slices
  • Aldi Plant Menu No Chicken Southern Fried Wings
  • M&S Plant Kitchen No Chicken Southern Fried Tenders
  • M&S Plant Kitchen No Chicken Kyiv
Aldi Plant Menu No Chicken Kievs
Image Credit: Aldi

Quorn

Quorn has an extensive range of vegan chicken alternatives to see you through lunch time, family fakeaway night and much more.

All Quorn products contain mycoprotein, a naturally occurring protein that is high in protein and fibre but low in saturated fat. Mycoprotein also contains no cholesterol and doesn’t cost the Earth to produce.

  • Roast Chicken Style Slices (Chilled)
  • Vegan Katsu Fillets (Chilled)
  • Sweet Chilli Mini Fillets (Chilled)
  • Jerk Mini Fillets (Chilled)
  • Vegan Chicken Free Slices (Chilled)
  • Vegan Chicken & Stuffing Sandwich (Chilled)
  • Roarsomes (Frozen)
  • Vegan Nuggets (Frozen)
  • Vegan Hot & Spicy Burgers (Frozen)
  • Vegan Chicken Pieces (Frozen)
  • Crunchy Fillet Burger (Frozen)
  • Spicy Vegan Buffalo Fillets (Frozen)
  • Crunchy Strips (Frozen)

Available at most UK supermarkets in the chilled and frozen sections. Stock may vary from store to store.

Quorn Jerk Mini Fillets
Image Credit: Quorn

Linda McCartney’s

An original pioneer in the plant-based food sector, Linda McCartney’s vegan selection has gone from strength to strength. Enjoy vegan alternatives to classic foods such as pies, burgers, nuggets and even your Sunday roast.

  • Vegetarian Chicken Pieces
  • Vegetarian Chicken Nuggets
  • Vegetarian Chicken Roast
  • Vegetarian Southern-Style Chicken Burger
  • Vegetarian Southern-Style Chicken
  • Vegetarian Katsu Chicken Bites
  • Vegetarian Chicken Pesto Burger
  • Vegetarian Chicken Mushroom Pies

Available at most UK supermarkets in the frozen aisle.

Linda McCartney's Vegetarian Chicken & Mushroom Pie
Image Credit: Linda McCartney’s

Birds Eye Green Cuisine

The range from Birds Eye Green Cuisine includes family favourites like chicken-free dippers, nuggets and more.

  • Chicken-Free Crispy Grills
  • Chicken-Free Southern-Fried Grills
  • Chicken-Free Burgers
  • Chicken-Free Dippers
  • Chicken-Free Nuggets

Available at most UK supermarkets in the frozen aisle.

Green Cuisine Chicken Dippers
Image Credit: Birds Eye

THIS™ Isn’t Chicken

From ready-to-cook options and frozen goodies to grab-and-go sandwiches, THIS™ has you covered.

The vegan chicken alternatives from THIS™ are made using soya and pea protein and have a realistic chicken-like texture.

  • THIS™ Isn’t Chicken Pieces (Chilled)
  • THIS™ Isn’t Chicken Shawarma (Chilled)
  • THIS™ Isn’t Chicken Breast (Chilled)
  • THIS™ Isn’t Roast Chicken & Stuffing (Chilled)
  • THIS™ Isn’t Chicken & Bacon Pasta Salad (To go)
  • THIS™ Isn’t Chicken & Bacon Wrap (To go)
  • THIS™ Isn’t Chicken & Sweetcorn Sandwich (To go)
  • THIS™ Isn’t Chicken & Stuffing Sandwich (To go)
  • THIS™ Isn’t Chicken Tenders (Frozen)
  • THIS™ Isn’t Chicken Pieces (Frozen)

Available at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Co-Op, Waitrose, Ocado, Spar, Boots, Nisa and Booths.

THIS™ Isn't Roast Chicken & Stuffing
Image Credit: THIS™

Squeaky Bean

Squeaky Bean has plenty of vegan chicken substitutes, including deli slices and ready-to-eat pieces.

  • Sweet Chill Chicken Style Pieces (Chilled)
  • Kick of Tikka Chicken Style Pieces (Chilled)
  • Sweet Smokey BBQ Chicken Style Pieces (Chilled)
  • Chargrilled Piri Piri Mini Fillets (Chilled)
  • Chargrilled Cajun Mini Fillets
  • Roast Chicken Style Slices (Chilled)
  • Seasoned Chicken (Chilled)
  • Seasoned Chicken Pieces (Frozen)

Available at Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Morrisons, Brakes and Waitrose.

Squeaky Bean Tikka Pieces
Image Credit: Squeaky Bean

Meatless Farm

The Meatless Farm range includes the popular plant-based chicken breasts.

  • Plant-Based Chicken Breasts (Chilled)
  • Plant-Based Chicken and Bacon Style Tortelloni (Chilled)

Available at Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

Meatless Farm Plant-Based Chicken Breasts
Image Credit: Meatless Farm

VFC

VFC is on a mission to change the food system with its vegan chicken. If you like your meat alternatives with a side serving of rebellion, check out VFC’s range.

  • Chick*n Fillets (Frozen and chilled)
  • Chick*n Tenders (Frozen)
  • Popcorn Chick*n (Frozen)
  • Chick*n Breasts (Frozen)
  • Chick*n Mince (Frozen and chilled)
  • Chick*n Sausages (Chilled)
  • Chick*n Fried Rice (Frozen)
  • Chick*n Curry (Frozen)

Find this vegan chick’n in the frozen and chilled sections at Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose and Ocado.

VFC Popcorn Chick*n
Image Credit: VFC

The Vegetarian Butcher

These chicken alternative products are made with meat eaters in mind and prove we can still enjoy our favourite flavours and textures without the animal cruelty.

  • Impeckable Chicken Breast
  • Hentastic Southern-Fried Chicken
  • What The Cluck Chicken-Style Chunks
  • Happy Go Clucky Burgers
  • Little Peckers Chicken-Style Nuggets

Available at Asda, Tesco, Ocado, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.

The Vegetarian Butcher Impeckable
Image Credit: The Vegetarian Butcher

Fry’s

This plant-based brand has been providing meat-free alternatives for decades and the range from Fry’s includes many beloved classics so nobody has to miss out on their favourites.

  • Chicken-Style Burgers (Frozen)
  • Chicken-Style Nuggets (Frozen)
  • Lightly Seasoned Chicken-Style Strips (Frozen)
  • Chicken-Style Strips (Frozen)
  • Country Mushroom Pies (Frozen)
  • Popcorn Chick’n (Frozen)
  • Chick’n Fillets (Frozen)
  • Stars and Moons (Frozen)

Available in the frozen section at Ocado, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Muscle Food.

Fry's Stars & Moons
Image Credit: Fry’s

Vivera

The creator of one of the UK’s first plant-based steaks also has plenty of chicken substitutes on offer, from chicken-style breasts to drumsticks. These products are perfect for air frying too!

  • Spicy Chicken Kebab-Style Pieces (Chilled)
  • Chicken-Style Breast (Chilled)
  • Chicken Pieces (Chilled)
  • Plant Drumsticks (Chilled)
  • Southern-Fried Nuggets (Chilled)

Available in the chilled section at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Waitrose, Morrisons and Asda.

Vivera Plant Drumsticks
Image Credit: Vivera

Shicken

For those in search of meat-free versions of hearty, home-cooked classics, look no further than Shicken.

This family-run business is inspired by tried-and-tested recipes which have been passed down over generations. Choose from a range of restaurant quality vegan chicken curries, kebab skewers and more.

  • Tikka Kebabs (Chilled)
  • Kerahi Kebabs (Chilled)
  • Tikka Masala (Chilled)
  • Korma Curry (Chilled)
  • Butter Curry (Chilled)
  • Balti Curry (Chilled)
  • Rogan Josh (Chilled)
  • Madras Curry (Chilled)
  • Jalfrezi Curry (Chilled)

Available at the Shicken website and the chilled section at Costco.

Shicken Tikka Kebabs
Image Credit: Shicken

Planted

These plant-based chicken alternatives use natural ingredients and contain no additives, artificial colours, flavour enhancers or E-numbers. Planted has a transparent plant-based meat production facility which is open to the public.

  • Lemon & Herb Chicken
  • Chicken Original
  • Skewers

Available in the chilled section at Tesco, Ocado and Planted’s website.

Planted chicken original
Image Credit: Planted

The No Meat Company

The creators of the infamous No Bull Burger have now made it easier than ever to ditch chicken and choose kinder options.

  • No Chick Strips (Frozen)
  • No Chick Burger (Frozen)
  • Southern Fried No Chick Strips (Frozen)
  • No Chick Kievs (Frozen)

Available in the frozen meat-free section at Iceland and The Food Warehouse.

The No Meat Company No Chick Strips
Image Credit: The No Meat Company

Heura

This plant-based chicken alternative uses legumes to create a meaty texture. If you enjoy activism-focused brands, you’ll love Heura!

  • Original Chick’n Pieces (Chilled)
  • Mediterranean Chick’n Pieces (Chilled)
  • Original Chick’n Nuggets (Chilled)
  • Original Chick’n Strips (Chilled)
  • Breaded Chick’n Fillets (Chilled)
  • Chick’n Fillet Burger (Frozen)
  • Spiced Chick’n Pieces (Frozen)

Available at Ocado, Waitrose, Planet Organic and independent stockists.

Heura plant-based chick'n
Image Credit: Heura

VBites

As one of the OG plant-based meat brands, VBites has had plenty of time to perfect its chicken alternatives.

  • Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets (Chilled)
  • Plant-Based Chick’n Deli Slices (Chilled)
  • Plant-Based Southern-Fried Crispy Fillet Burgers (Chilled)
  • Plant-Based Southern-Fried Goujons (Chilled)
  • Plant-Based Dunkin’ Nuggets (Chilled)
  • Original Chick’n Pieces (Chilled)
  • Plant-Based Garlic Kievs (Chilled)

Available at the VBites website.

VBites Dunkin'' Nuggets
Image Credit: VBites

Oumph!

These vegan alternatives to chicken will tempt even the most passionate carnivores!

  • Spicy Drums (Frozen)
  • Crispy Buffalo Bites (Frozen)
  • Tandoori Chunk (Frozen)
  • Korean BBQ Chunk (Frozen)

Available in the frozen aisle at Asda, Iceland, Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

Oumph! Spicy Drums
Image Credit: Oumph!

Biff’s

Biff’s vegan chicken-style jackfruit cutlets and wings are as tender and moreish as the real thing, but packed with proper plants. Choose from:

  • Crispy Jackfruit Wings
  • Succulent Jackfruit Burger Cutlets

Available at Sainsbury’s in the frozen section.

Biff's Plant Shack
Image Credit: Biff’s

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