Chicken-Style Tofu Bites

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Chicken-Style Tofu Bites

You won't be able to resist snacking on these delicious vegan Chicken-Style Tofu Bites! The blend of seasonings in this recipe creates a crispy coating that bursts with flavor. Enjoy them as a savory snack with your favorite dip, or use them to elevate salads, pasta dishes, sandwiches, or simply savor them straight from the pan!
My Notes:
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Meal Type: Dinner, Sides, Snacks
Special: Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Nut-Free, Oil-Free, Seasonal (Cold Weather), Seasonal (Hot Weather), Vegan Meat
Tool: Air Fryer, Oven
Ingredient: Tofu
Servings: 4
Ingredients
Instructions
  • Oven method: Preheat your oven to 400℉ (200℃). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Air fryer method: Preheat your air fryer to 375℉ (190℃).
  • Use your fingers to tear it into chunks about 1" in size. Some chunks will be bigger and others will be smaller and that's perfect! Tearing the tofu will make for the best chicken-like texture and also helps grip the sauce better.
    Add the tofu to a medium bowl and drizzle over the vegetable broth and olive oil and toss to coat. Now sprinkle over the onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper and toss to coat again. Now sprinkle over the flour, cornstarch, and nutritional yeast and toss to coat a final time. The tofu will be covered in a thick pasty batter, it's ok if the mixture doesn't cling to the tofu evenly.
  • Oven method: Spread the tofu evenly over the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 17 - 25 minutes, stirring halfway through, until golden brown.
    Air fryer method: Add your tofu to your air fryer basket and cook for 15 - 20 minutes, shaking halfway through, until golden brown.
  • Use the tofu bites as desired. Dip them in your favorite sauce as a snack, use them to top pasta or salads, add to a sandwich, or use them however you like!
    Enjoy this tofu recipe hot. Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3 -5 days. They are also delicious enjoyed cold!
Nutrition
Serving: 1 serving (recipe makes 4 servings) | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 3mg
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