Tofu Chicken – This Vegan Baby

This Crispy Tofu Chicken is a vegan version of a classic favorite, bursting with flavor and crunchy goodness. Perfectly seasoned tofu is air fried or cooked to perfection until golden and crispy, then seared with vegan chicken broth for tofu chicken with a crispy exterior and juicy, flavorful interior . Serve this protein-packed tofu chicken with a delicious ginger tahini dressing, rice and cabbage for a satisfying dish perfect for any day of the year.

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Why you’ll love this tofu chicken recipe

Contains protein Punch – This recipe is a satisfying and delicious way to get your daily dose of protein. Plus, the ginger tahini dressing adds tons of flavor and healthy fats, making every bite delicious and nutritious.

The Perfect Alternative to Fried Chicken – Want crispy fried chicken without meat? Say no more. This recipe delivers an unbeatable replica, delivering all the crunchy goodness you love without involving any animal products. This is a game changer for those looking for a delicious meat-free alternative that doesn’t skimp on flavor or texture.

Oil free – Unlike fried chicken, this healthy tofu chicken is completely oil-free. Instead, irresistible crispiness is achieved by opting for air-fried or cooked-to-perfection pieces of tofu that perfectly mimics the texture and flavor of traditional fried chicken.

Customizable – Whether you prefer a mild seasoning or crave bold, spicy flavors, customize this recipe to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. You can also experiment with different marinades, sauces and toppings to create a personalized masterpiece that is uniquely yours.

Ideal for meal preparation – This tofu chicken keeps great in the fridge, so make a big batch to use in your bowls and burritos all week long!

How to make tofu chicken

Prepare the tofu

Tear your tofu into irregular pieces and place them in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, cornstarch and salt and toss with a spatula to coat.

crispy tofu chicken seasoning

Air Fry or Bake Tofu Chicken

Air fry at 400°F for 15 to 18 hours until very crispy. You want it to be crispier than usual, as the broth will add moisture to the tofu. You can also bake at 450° for 20 to 30 minutes.

Simmer with vegan chicken broth

Once your tofu is crispy, add it to a pan over medium heat and pour your vegan broth over it. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring often until the liquid is absorbed and you are ready to enjoy!

how to make crispy tofu chicken

Prepare the ginger-tahini vinaigrette

To prepare the ginger tahini bowl, mix the tahini, coconut aminos, lemon juice, grated ginger, and salt until combined. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency.

Assemble the Ginger Tahini Bowl

Assemble the bowl with the rice, green and purple cabbage, your tofu chicken and your vinaigrette. Enjoy the crunchy, flavorful goodness of crispy tofu chicken that will satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more!

Ginger Tahini Bowl

Recipe Tips for Tofu Chicken

Use Coconut Braggs amino acids for vinaigrette – It has a much sweeter flavor profile than many others, is soy-free, and isn’t as salty.

What can you replace the amino acids in coconut with? Instead, use a mixture of soy sauce and maple syrup! You can use tamari in place of soy sauce for a gluten-free option.

Make it soy-free Although this recipe uses tofu as the base, you can use soy-free tofu if you can find it! Some stores sell tofu made with lupini, lentils, etc., so you can use those if you can find them!

Do it without oil – omit oil while seasoning tofu. It will still turn out delicious.

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Tofu Chicken Recipe

Tofu Chicken

This Crispy Tofu Chicken is a vegan version of a classic favorite, bursting with flavor and crunchy goodness. Perfectly seasoned tofu is air fried or cooked to perfection until golden and crispy, then seared with vegan chicken broth for tofu chicken with a crispy exterior and juicy, flavorful interior . Serve this protein-packed tofu chicken with a delicious ginger tahini dressing, rice and cabbage for a satisfying dish perfect for any day of the year.

Preparation time ten minutes

Cooking time 25 minutes

Total time 35 minutes

Servings 4 servings

Calories 248.6 kilocalories

For the ginger tahini bowl

  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup coconut amino acids
  • Juice of 1-1.5 lemons
  • 2.5 thumb cube of grated ginger
  • Pinch salt
  • Rice
  • Purple and green cabbage
  • Tear your tofu into irregular pieces and place them in a large bowl.

  • Add the olive oil, cornstarch and salt and toss with a spatula to coat.

  • Air fry at 400°F for 15 to 18 minutes until very crispy. You want it to be crispier than usual, as the broth will add moisture to the tofu.

  • You can also bake at 450° for 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Once your tofu is crispy, add it to a pan over medium heat and pour over your vegan chicken broth.

  • Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring often until the liquid is absorbed and you are ready to enjoy!

  • To prepare the ginger tahini bowl, mix the tahini, coconut aminos, lemon juice, grated ginger, and salt until combined. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency.

  • Assemble the bowl with the rice, green and purple cabbage, your tofu chicken and your vinaigrette.

The nutritional information is for tofu chicken only!

Portion: 1portionCalories: 248.6kilocaloriesCarbohydrates: 9.9gProtein: 23gFat: 15.5gSaturated fat: 2.6gPolyunsaturated fats: 6.4gMonounsaturated fat: 5.46gSodium: 322mgPotassium: 296mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 1.7gCalcium: 641.6mgIron: 4.7mg

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