Heard of Kung Pao Chicken? This is its healthier tofu cousin. We enjoyed this over brown rice.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Lay tofu slices on a paper towel-lined plate and cover with more paper towels. Put a heavy object on top to press out excess water, about 15 minutes; drain and discard the accumulated liquid.

  • Mix 1/2 cup soy sauce and ginger in a large dish. Add tofu slices and let marinate, about 15 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Flip tofu slices and let marinate on second side, about 15 minutes more. Remove tofu from marinade and place on prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until dry, flipping once halfway through, about 40 minutes. Cut into smaller pieces.

  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and green bell pepper; cook until onion is slightly translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add zucchini and mushrooms; cook and stir until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in baked tofu.

  • Mix remaining 1/2 cup soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chile sauce in a small bowl. Pour into the wok and stir until onion and tofu mixture is well-coated, about 1 minute. Garnish with roasted peanuts.

Cook's Note:

Don't use silken tofu in this recipe. It doesn't bake well.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; 10.6 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 2184 mg sodium. 18.3 g carbohydrates; 15.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I made this last night for dinner. As usual I changed the ingredient list a bit to include what I had on hand. I am sure the original is just as tasty. I used sesame oil and added broccoli and green beans. I didn't have zucchini on hand. I was pleased with the level of spiciness and it has a great flavor.