I don't like any of the meats I use to before surgery. For me its a texture thing. Having to chew chicken, hotdogs, hamburger and steak until they are mush is disgusting. I didn't chew much before....bite, chew once or twice and then wash it down with tea. It makes a huge difference.
I have found Japanese stir fry to be my friend lately. I can get a stir fried scallops or shrimp and veggies (broccoli, mushrooms and zucchini) meal and split it into about 4 meals. They chew up quickly and the texture is unlike meat if you know what I mean! We have a Japanese drive thru (lol) in our little town so I buy a plate on Monday and Thursday a week and I am set for dinners for the week.
I have also bought the stir fry vegetable plate and added a heated big Tyson canned chicken when I wanted chicken. It's already shredded so it goes down easily with the veggies!