Tex-Mex Jackfruit

Tex-Mex Jackfruit PinThis Tex-Mex Jackfruit recipe is a veganized version of the old standard Tex-Mex Pulled Chicken. We served it over rice but it would go great wrapped up in a tortilla. It’s savory, satisfying and delicious!

The key to getting the jackfruit to mimic the look and texture of pulled chicken is to steam fry it until it’s soft, and then use a fork to pull it apart. This will string-a-fy the jackfruit.

Once you add in the remaining ingredients and serve it over rice or in a tortilla with some extra salsa, it’ll fool just about anyone. Our non-vegan family loved it! Amelia’s dad honestly thought it was chicken! He was shocked when we told him it was a fruit!

A lot of vegans don’t like the idea of eating things that mimic meat, but if you’re trying to get someone to taste new cruelty-free foods, or you’re cooking for non-plant-based eaters, these types of recipes really help bridge the gap. They also show people just how tasty and creative plant-based foods can be.


Tex-Mex Jackfruit
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4 servings 5 minutes
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Tex-Mex Jackfruit
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Rating: 5
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Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Cook the rice according to the package instructions. 1 cup dry yields about 3 cups cooked.
  2. Heat the veggie broth over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the garlic and onion and and saute until soft, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the jackfruit to the skillet, cover with a lid, and steam fry until the jackfruit is soft, about 15 minutes. Add more broth if needed.
  4. Add the salsa and reduce the heat to low. Continue to simmer and break up the pieces of jackfruit. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until the jackfruit is shredded.
  5. Add in the cilantro, chili powder and lime juice and stir to combine.
  6. Add the corn and black beans and simmer on low until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately over 3/4 cup cooked brown rice. Top with some Grandpa's Dipping Hot Sauce or your favorite salsa.
    Tex-Mex Jackfruit
Recipe Notes

Serving size is 1/4 of the Tex-Mex Jackfruit and 3/4 cup of brown rice.

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