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Chickfila Tofu Nuggets. Vegan and judgment-free, these little bites taste so close to the "real thing"!
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Chick-fil-A Tofu Nuggets

Flavorful tofu nuggets that taste oh-so-close to the Chick-fil-A original nuggets, complete with a vegan "honey" mustard sauce! Way healthier and a lot less.. judgy.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat recipe, fast food at home, vegan recipe
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 335kcal

Equipment

  • medium bowl with lid (or plastic wrap to cover)
  • 2 small bowls
  • Large skillet
  • plate lined with paper towels (or wire cooling rack over paper towels)

Ingredients

  • oil for frying; vegetable, canola, or peanut oil preferred

For the Tofu Nuggets

  • 1 pound tofu firm or extra-firm
  • ¾ - 1 cup dill pickle juice (you want the old-school, bright green juice; not the deli-pickle kind)

For the Tofu Nugget Breading

For the Honey Mustard

  • ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • ¾ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric

Instructions

  • Tear tofu block into nugget-sized pieces and place pieces in medium bowl. Pour pickle juice over tofu and cover bowl. Let tofu marinate in pickle juice 25 minutes.
  • While tofu marinates, whisk together breading ingredients in small bowl until mixture is fully combined. Set aside.
  • In third small bowl, mix together all honey mustard ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • After tofu has marinated 25 minutes, drain all liquid and transfer tofu to breading mixture. Toss or stir well to thoroughly coat tofu pieces in breading.
  • Pour thin layer of oil (approximately 1 tablespoon) in skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot and shimmering, add breaded tofu to skillet in one even layer, working in batches as needed to avoid overcrowding. Turn pieces over regularly to brown on all sides.
  • Transfer browned tofu pieces to plate lined with paper towels or wire cooling rack over paper towels. Let excess oil drain and repeat process with any remaining breaded tofu, until all tofu has been fried. Serve warm with chilled honey mustard sauce.

Notes

  • For crispier breading, drain the tofu on a wire cooling rack rather than a plate lined with paper towels.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1672mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 46g