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

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 chick-fil, dinner, nuggets, tofu
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 378 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik

Ingredients

  • 1 pound block firm or extra-firm tofu
  • 3/4 - 1 cup dill pickle juice (you want the old-school, bright green kind, not the deli-pickle kind)
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil , for frying
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric

Instructions

  1. Marinate the tofu: tear into bite-size nuggets and place in a medium bowl. Pour pickle juice over and let marinate 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make your breading. Whisk together all breading ingredients, except oil.

  3. Meanwhile, make your honey mustard. Stir together all ingredients, taste & adjust seasonings, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Once tofu has marinated, drain well and then toss in breading to coat. Pour a thin layer of oil into a large sauté pan and heat over medium-high heat. Fry "nuggets" in a single layer, in batches if needed--don't crowd. Turn fairly regularly to brown on all sides. Once breading has browned, remove from sauté pan with a slotted spoon and drain on a plate lined with paper towels or brown paper bags.

Recipe Notes

Serve with honey mustard sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Chick-fil-A Tofu Nuggets
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 2339mg102%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 123IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.