Thursday, December 13, 2012

VeggieNerd: Tofu "Chicken" Nuggets Recipe

Hello friends, Eric here bringing you a great vegetarian video recipe!

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1 block firm or extra-firm tofu, pressed
1/3 cup soy milk
2 tbsp mustard
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried parsley (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
3/4 cup bread crumbs - In a bowl

1 cup apple juice
a drizzle of soy sauce

I hope you enjoyed this video, feel free to leave a comment on what you think. 
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-to start off cut your tofu into desired proportions for the nuggets (Experiment with different thicknesses to get desired texture)

-(Optional) Once cut place your Tofu in a shallow dish and pour your Apple Juice over it with just a drizzle of soy sauce. Put this in the fridge and let stand for anywhere from a 10 minuets to a half hour

-If you chose to marinade your tofu wait for this step until you are ready to take it out, Combine in a bowl your Soy Milk, Mustard, Nutritional Yeast, and spices. Whisk this together thoroughly. 

-Now if needed drain out your Tofu making sure to get as much of the marinade off as your can. And begin dipping your Tofu into the Soy Milk Mixture and Breading it with your bread Crumbs 

-Once your Tofu is breaded, We move on to cooking. you can either fry or bake your tofu 

-Frying ~ Simply heat up your oil and carefully place your tofu in, Let it fry till golden brown. Remove and let the extra oil soak up on a plate with paper towels. 

-Baking ~ Heat your oven up to 350 degrees, place your tofu on a covered baking sheet. Place this in the oven for 25 minuets turning once.


  1. Nice!! I will try. Might marinate the tofu in veggie brothe though.

    1. That's a very good idea, I bet it will add just enough extra flavor to help that tofu pop. thanks so much for leaving your comment <3

  2. Nice Video. I will try this recipe this weekend. Does it come out crispy in the oven?

    1. I've only tried that method once, and from what I remember yes it does. Please feel free to let me know how it turns out. I'd really like to know. :)

  3. Thank you for your video. I was terrified of tofu, but you have made me a believer.

    1. You're very welcome! I'm glad I could help you believe in the power of tofu ;)

  4. Great job Eric with the demonstration, it definitely helps alot dude.

    1. Thank you so much <3 I'm really happy that I could help :)

  5. Your recipe is my GO TO for tofu nuggets. Boomarked! Have enjoyed many times and so have my kids (8 and 2). Thanks for sharing!

    1. That's so cool :') It really makes me happy to hear that, so glad i could help out. thanks for letting me know <3 <3

      I hope you're having an awesome day!