You can prepare this dish the night before and put it in the refrigerator. Let the cold pan warm a bit before putting it in the preheated oven. We suggest making two, one to eat and one to freeze!
You can also use tempeh instead of vegan “chicken”, just steam it first for 20 minutes, then crumble it into the ingredients.
Do not buy mock meats with soy protein isolates or SPI. Soy is fine, however SPI is not because of negative health impacts.
Note from VEW: Substitute 1 can rinsed and drained black beans for the vegan "chicken" if desired.