Extra-firm tofu and breading give these nuggets the texture of real chicken, and the sauce is just a yummy bonus.

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Ingredients

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

Breaded Tofu:

Dipping Sauce:

Directions

  • Hold tofu over the sink and gently squeeze out moisture. Blot surface dry with a paper towel (do not press). Slice tofu crosswise into 6 rectangular slabs. Slice slabs in half to create 12 squares, then cut squares in half diagonally to create 24 triangles.

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  • Pour soy sauce on a plate. Mix together bread crumbs, onion powder, garlic powders, and thyme on a second plate. Set out a third plate. Dip each tofu piece in soy sauce, turning to coat; dredge in bread-crumb mixture, sprinkling tops with mixture and turning to coat. Set coated tofu on third plate.

  • Spray a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat. Working in batches of about 8 pieces, cook tofu, flipping with a thin spatula and spraying skillet between batches, until crisp and browned on most sides, about 5 minutes per batch.

  • For the dipping sauce, stir mustard, syrup, and oil together with a fork in a small bowl until smooth. If too thick, stir in warm water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until pourable.

Cook's Note:

When dredging tofu in crumb mixture, use your dry hand to handle tofu in crumbs; otherwise you'll get a crumb mitten.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; 13.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1279 mg sodium. 34.4 g carbohydrates; 12.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2017
I had a hard time getting the bread crumb mixture to stick to the tofu I had to basically pack it on. The sauce was good but I increased the maple syrup and decreased Dijon mustard for my taste preference. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2017
I had a hard time getting the bread crumb mixture to stick to the tofu I had to basically pack it on. The sauce was good but I increased the maple syrup and decreased Dijon mustard for my taste preference. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
09/10/2017
it was ok. not very flavorful and the tofu had weird consistency. Read More