PFC Foods Plant Based Chicken Nuggets Review - Mishry (2023)
PFC Foods plant based chicken nuggets review

PFC Foods Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets Are A Meatless Delight (2024)

PFC Foods Plant-Based Nuggets are able to mimic the taste and texture of chicken. In-depth details on the review below.

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Mishry Rating

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Nutri Label
3.5 / 5


These plant-based nuggets showcase a remarkable chicken-like flavor and texture. While the ingredient list could be cleaner, these are an excellent alternative for new vegetarians looking to replicate the taste and texture of chicken nuggets without actually consuming any meat.

The rise of plant-based foods has come to the rescue of newly turned vegetarians looking to satisfy some meaty cravings. These meatless nuggets mimic the taste and texture of traditional chicken nuggets, while also reducing the environmental impact. 

PFC Foods, a brand owned by Metatek Engineering Pvt. Ltd, aims to offer plant-based food products that prioritize taste while maintaining an unwavering commitment to quality. We tested their Classic Chicken Nuggets in our review lab and tested the product on different parameters – taste, texture and nutrition profile. 

Do these nuggets capture the appearance, texture, and taste of real meat-based nuggets? Our PFC Foods Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets review reveals the details.

Here’s a quick glimpse at the product details:

PFC Foods Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets Product Information
Price  INR 350 
Net Quantity  400 gm
Calories (per 100 gm) 288.5 kcal 
Shelf Life  Best Before 12 months from manufacture 
Mishry Rating  4

Our Review Factors

What are we expecting? We are looking for a plant-based frozen chicken nugget that closely resembles the taste and texture of traditional meat-based nuggets.

Our review parameters for PFC Foods Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets are – 

1. Taste 

Here we look at the overall flavor of the product. Does it taste like real chicken nuggets? Is the seasoning balanced? What about the aftertaste? 

2. Texture 

When it comes to the texture, our main focus points are the crunchy exterior covering and the meaty, juicy mouthfeel. Does it successfully replicate the meatiness of real chicken nuggets? How crispy is the outer layer?

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3. Nutri Label 


What are the primary ingredients used in the preparation of these nuggets? Do they contain any preservatives, additives, or artificial colors?

Nutrition Information 

We also scrutinized the nutrition profile to check for the protein, calories, fats and fiber content of these nuggets. If compared to a real chicken nugget – how much protein and fiber do they offer?

4. Additional Information 

In the additional information section, we record details on the price, packaging, appearance, aroma and shelf life.

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PFC Foods Plant Based Chicken Nuggets  – Detailed Review

Price + Packaging 

PFC Foods’ Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets come in a non-resealable white and green packet. They are available at a price of Rs. 350 for a 400 gm pack. The nuggets have a shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture and should be stored in ideal conditions of -18 degrees C or below.

PFC Foods plant based chicken nuggets packaging
Packaging of the plant-based chicken nuggets by PFC Foods.

Nutrition Label (Ingredients + Nutrition Information) 


The main ingredients are – Water, Vegetable protein mix (20%) {Textured soy protein, cereal fibre (oats), soy protein, dehydrated onion, iodised salt, stabiliser (INS 461)}, Hydrogenated vegetable fat (coconut), Predust & Batter Mix {Edible starch, refined wheat flour (Maida), rice flour, acidity regulator (INS 450 (i)), Raising agent (INS 500 (ii)), Thickener (INS 415)}, Bread Crumbs {Refined wheat flour (Maida), Dextrose, Iodised salt, Preservative (INS 282), Yeast, and Acidity regulator (INS 260)}.

Further, it also contains Edible vegetable oil (rice bran oil), Seasoning * {Acidity regulator (INS 452 (i)), flavor enhancer (INS 627, INS 631), Color (INS 171), and Flavoring substances (Natural & Nature Identical)}.

*Seasoning used as a flavoring agent. 

Allergy Advice: Contains oats, wheat, and soy. May contain nuts. 

The ingredient list does not look clean. We were hoping for a cleaner list. 

Nutrition Information 

80 grams = 1 serve that is approximately 4 nuggets. Per serve, the approximate nutritional information is as follows: 

  • Energy: 230.8 kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 15.52 gms 
  • Fiber: 14.88 gm 
  • Total Fat: 11.52 gm 
  • Protein: 8.88 gm 

Per 100 gms, these plant-based chicken nuggets contain 288.5 kcal of energy, 19.4 gm of carbohydrates, 18.6 gm of fiber, 11.1 gm of protein and 14.4 gm of total fat. 

Generally, traditional chicken nuggets contain approximately the following nutrients per 100 grams: Calories: 290-300 kcal, Protein: 15-18 grams, Fat: 18-20 grams and Carbohydrates: 16-18 grams. 

In a comparative analysis, the protein content of 11.1 grams per 100 grams serving of PFC Foods Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets is fairly satisfactory.

Aroma + Appearance 

These are tangri-shaped nuggets. When you break it apart, it looks as if it’s chicken. They have a pronounced soy-like aroma. 

PFC Foods plant based chicken nuggets right out of the pack
Quick look at the appearance of these nuggets.

How to make these? 

The packaging indicates that these nuggets can be prepared using the following methods:

  • Pan-Frying – Preheat the oil in a pan to 180 degrees C. Fry the frozen nuggets for 2 to 3 minutes until crisp and golden brown. 
  • Air-frying – Air fry them at 200 degrees C for 10 to 12 minutes until both sides are golden brown. Serve Hot! 

How did we make them? We opted for the pan-frying method to cook them and followed the instructions provided on the package. We fried on low-medium flame to avoid burning. 

Additionally, we did not thaw the nuggets before frying. 

Our Observations 

The cooking process was pretty hassle-free. They crisped up nicely and achieved a lovely golden brown color within the specified time frame. None of them fell apart during frying. Another plus point is that they did not absorb excess oil during frying. 

In terms of taste, these nuggets are lightly seasoned with salt and have a lingering soy-like aftertaste. For those who want to mask the soy flavor, they can easily do so by pairing the nuggets with their choice of sauces, such as mustard, ketchup, peri-peri, or BBQ.

When it comes to the texture, we have no complaints whatsoever! The exterior of these nuggets delivers an excellent crispiness.

Inside, the nuggets have a soy-like texture that closely resembles the look of traditional chicken nuggets. They have a delightful, soft, and meaty texture without any dryness. 

PFC Foods plant based chicken nuggets texture
The exterior was supremely CRISP!
macro shot of PFC Foods plant based chicken nuggets
We loved the soft, meaty texture.
Taste - 4/5
Texture - 4.5/5
Nutri Label - 3.5/5
  • Soft, meaty texture. 
  • Spot on flavors. 
  • Excellent crispness. 
  • Easy to fry. 
  • Tastes like chicken. 
  • Does not soak up much oil.
  • We expected the ingredients to be way more clean.

These plant-based chicken nuggets are a wonderful choice for recently turned vegetarians looking for alternatives that taste and feel like meat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on PFC Foods Plant Based Chicken Nuggets

A 400 gm pack of these chicken nuggets contains approximately 20 to 21 nuggets.

Plant-based chicken is a meatless, vegan product designed to replicate the taste, texture and appearance of traditional chicken but derived from plant-based sources.

As per the information on the pack, you can cook these nuggets using two different methods: pan-frying and air-frying. These require no thawing before frying.

These are best before 12 months from the date of manufacture. The ideal storage temperature is -18 degrees C or below.

Our Verdict

These nuggets do manage to replicate the feel of a traditional chicken nugget, with their flavors, crispy outer layer, and tender, succulent interior. However, we also believe that the ingredient list could have been cleaner.

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