how to make tofu taste like chicken

how to make tofu Taste like chicken in Australia

Who doesn’t love chicken bites or nuggets? There’s just something so craving about crispy chicken bites that leaves us wanting more. But for vegans, choices are limited in Australia. Worry not, as tofu is a perfect alternative. Learn how to make tofu taste like chicken by following this recipe.

If you haven’t tried it before, you must be thinking about how can chicken flavor tastes good with tofu as it’s probably an uncharted territory for most. But let me tell you that chicken-flavored tofu tastes absolutely delicious!

Tofu is a popular substitute for meat in Australia because it has a little taste and texture as well. On its own, tofu tastes bland, therefore, you can give it any taste you want with an infuse of flavor and different ingredients.

You can add smokey flavors to tofu, or chicken and use it in salads with cherry tomatoes, lettuce, green beans, and eggplant.

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You can serve tofu chicken bites with Singaporean rice, or Hong Kong noodles. If you are a fan of tofu, you can also try my tofu cheese recipe which is very simple to make and quick to prepare.

How to Make Tofu Taste Like Chicken in Australia

Follow this recipe to make tofu taste like chicken and use it in your recipes to substitute chicken.

Key Ingredients

Here are the key ingredients that you will need for the recipe.

  • 1 block of firm tofu. For this recipe, we are going to use extra firm tofu so it remains intact while looking.
  • 1 chicken cube. For a fully vegan recipe, you can use a vegan chicken cube or powder.
  • 6 tbsp water for boiling.
  • 1 tbsp oil for frying tofu.
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder for extra flavor.

what you will need to do

  1. Freeze the tofu for 24 hours to make it firm. Once frozen, remove the tofu from the freezer, and microwave for about 10 minutes before cutting it into small pieces.
  2. Once defrosted, drain the excess water and cut it into small blocks. You can also make it into small bite-sized pieces using your hands. I recommend cutting it into small cubes so it stays intact during cooking.
  3. Take a small pan, add water, and boil.
  4. Once the water is boiling, add a chicken cube with the required spices and dissolve well.
  5. In another pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and tofu. Cook for 5-6 minutes until golden brown on all sides. Make sure every side of the tofu is light brown and crispy.
  6. Pour the chicken broth mixture you have prepared onto the tofu and cook for another 5-10 minutes until the tofu absorbs all the flavor.
  7. Once this is done, transfer the tofu to a serving plate or use the tofu chicken in vegan pizzas, pasta, and any other recipe you want.

Variations

You can serve tofu chicken with salads, broccoli, or simple garlic noodles. However, if you want to serve tofu chicken alone, you can deep fry or bake the tofu in bread coating and serve it with cheese sauce, or may sauce.

Here’s what you’ll need to fry or bake chicken-flavored tofu:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • oil for frying/ or baking

Use these ingredients to make a coating and deep fry tofu. It will taste exactly like spicy and delicious chicken bites.

how to make tofu taste like chicken

How To Make Tofu Taste Like Chicken

Follow this recipe to make tofu taste like chicken and use it in your Vegan recipes to substitute chicken.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 4
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 block firm tofu
  • 1 chicken cube
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Freeze tofu for 24 hours. Once frozen, remove the tofu from the freezer, and microwave for about 10 minutes.
  • Once defrosted, drain the excess water and cut it into small blocks.
  • Take a small pan, add water, and boil.
  • Once the water is hot, add a chicken cube with spices and dissolve well.
  • In another pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and tofu. Cook for 5-6 minutes until golden brown on all sides.
  • Pour the chicken broth mixture you have prepared onto the tofu and cook for another 5-10 minutes until the tofu absorbs all the flavor.

Notes

  • It is important to freeze tofu beforehand to give it a more chicken-like feel as it turns spongy.
  • You can store chicken tofu bites in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute Tofu for Chicken?

Yes, Tofu is a great substitute for cubed chicken that you can use in stir-fries, curries, and pot pies. When using tofu in place of chicken, I recommend using extra firm tofu as it can be marinated for a long time to absorb flavors.

Is Tofu healthier than chicken?

Tofu is a staple for vegetarians and contains more calcium, fiber, iron, and magnesium than chicken. It also boasts fewer calories, so tofu is surely healthier than chicken.

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