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How To Make Mock Chicken Tofu

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Pan fried crispy tofu bites tossed in a flavorful coating that looks and tastes like chicken. This mock chicken tofu recipe is quick, easy, and a great meat alternative.

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Tofu? Taste like chicken? Really? YES REALLY.

Growing up I was a picky eater and really didn’t care for tofu. One of my good family friends always had this dish at get togethers and I never tried it. I want to serve more healthy options for my husband and kids, so I decided to try their recipe. When I was asked about the recipe I was told they don’t really measure anything, but here’s the ingredient list. I thought here goes nothing. This recipe is what I settled on.

Looking for another great vegan recipe? Try my recipe for edamame hummus.

close up mock chicken tofu

To make mock chicken tofu you will need

ingredients for mock chicken tofu

What is tofu?

Tofu is made by pressing curds from coagulated soy milk into blocks.

What’s so great about tofu?

  • Low calories
  • HIgh in protein
  • Can be used in sweet or savory dishes
  • Can be eaten plain or dressed up with tons of different options
  • IT’S VEGAN!
pan fried tofu

Tofu on it’s own is plain and does not have much of a taste or smell. It is often seasoned or marinated and will absorb flavors well. Toss it in your soup, stir fry, or eat it on its own. The possibilities are endless.

Where can I find tofu?

Tofu can be found in most grocery stores in the refrigerated section.

How to store cooked tofu?

If by some chance you have leftovers, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days.

top down mock chicken tofu

Can you freeze tofu?

Uncooked tofu can be frozen. It will change the texture of the tofu. For that reason I would not recommend freezing it after making this recipe. It’s best stored in the fridge as mentioned above.

If you’ve been a long time tofu lover or just starting out this recipe is for you!

How to make mock chicken tofu?

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Remove tofu from packaging and discard water. Press tofu to remove excess water. This can be done with a tofu press or place tofu in a dish towel and place a heavy pot/pan on the tofu for 30mins. Remove tofu from towel and cube up in to ½-1 inch pieces. Add oil of choice in to a pan on medium high heat. Fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Add shoyu. Stir to coat tofu. Add Spike and nutritional yeast. Toss to combine.

close up mock chicken tofu

Mock Chicken Tofu

Yield: 16 ounces
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Pan fried crispy tofu bites tossed in a flavorful coating that looks and tastes like chicken. This mock chicken tofu recipe is quick, easy, and a great meat alternative.

Ingredients

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Spike seasoning
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast

Instructions

  1. Remove tofu from packaging and discard water. Press tofu to remove excess water. This can be done with a tofu press or place tofu in a dish towel and place a heavy pot/pan on the tofu for 30mins.
  2. Remove tofu from towel and cube up in to 1/2 to 1 inch pieces.
  3. Add oil of choice in to a pan on medium high heat. Fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  4. Add shoyu. Stri to coat tofu.
  5. Add Spike and nutritional yeast. Toss to combine.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 775mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 22g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on September 24th, 2019

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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