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Quorn Naked Chik’n Cutlets with BBQ rub

Hey guys!  Hope you are all having a nice Friday! 

I tried out a new recipe yesterday since I recently received some Quorn products, recipes, and info about

Quorn’s new partnership with Healthy Chef Lilia:

Quorn announces its Healthy Chef! For nearly 30 years, the Culinary Institute of America-trained chef has been developing “better for you” recipes and critiquing a wide range of food products in America’s top test kitchens. Now she’s joining forces with Quorn to create a wide variety of delicious, healthy meals you can whip up in a snap and on a budget. Healthy Chef Lilia has a recipe for every season and occasion, so be sure to check in regularly for her featured dishes and personal cooking tips.

Thanks, Suzy, for the Quorn products and info!  Suzy was kind enough to send me a package of Quorn Chik’n cutlets, so I was able to try one of Healthy Chef Lilia’s recipes right away.

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Here’s what they look like out of the box:

Quorn Chik'n Cutlets

Quorn Chik'n Cutlets

I used the following recipe by Healthy Chef Lilia to make the Spicy BBQ rub (my changes are highlighted in red)

Spicy BBQ Rub

(4 servings)

2 Tbsp smoky Spanish paprika (1/2 tbsp paprika)

2 Tbsp kosher salt (1 tsp)

3 Tbsp sugar (omitted)

2 Tbsp brown sugar (same)

1 Tbsp chile powder (1/2 tsp)

1 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper (1 tsp)

1/2 Tbsp cayenne pepper (omitted)

1 Tbsp onion powder (1 tsp)

1 Tbsp garlic powder (omitted)

1 Tbsp celery salt (omitted)

1 Tsp oregano, crushed (1/2 tsp)

Since I didn’t want to make it spicy, I omitted the cayenne pepper and used regular paprika instead of smoky Spanish paprika.   I also omitted the garlic powder and celery salt since I didn’t have any.  There did seem to be a high amount of salt and sugar in the recipe, so I reduced those amounts quite a bit, and thus reduced the amount of the other spices as well so that they would all be in proportion to one another.   So I ended up making the spice rub with paprika, kosher salt, brown sugar, chile powder, ground black pepper, onion powder, and oregano:

Spices:

Spices

Here are all the spices mixed together: 

Spice rub

Spice rub

And here are the Chik’n Cutlets coated with the spice rub:

Quorn Chik'n Cutlets with spice rub

Quorn Chik'n Cutlets coated with spice rub

And a closeup:

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Here is what the Chik’n cutlets looked like after they were finished cooking:

Quorn Chik'n Cutlets

Quorn Chik'n Cutlets

And a closeup:

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So the Quorn Chik’n cutlets kind of got a little burnt but still tasted pretty good.  I liked the spice rub since it was sweet but also had a kick to it.  It was good as a meal with a side of rice and veggies and I think it would also taste great as a sandwich.

I’ll probably try another one of Healthy Chef Lilia’s recipes soon, since I also received a package of Quorn Turk’y Burgers, and will let you guys know how it turns out!

Hope you all have a great rest of the afternoon and a good night!

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