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Tofu "Chicken" Nuggets // The Laidback Vegan

Tofu "Chicken" Nuggets with Sriracha Mayo

Savory, crispy little bites of tofu, full of chicken flavor, and perfect for dipping in a spicy, creamy sriracha mayo.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Asian / American
Keyword Chicken nuggets, mayo, sriracha, tofu
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 15 minutes
Calories 435 kcal
Author Cheryl Hurley


  • 1 (14 ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained, frozen, and then thawed
  • 2 cups double strength chicken-flavored , vegan broth (from bouillon)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Cube tofu that's been drained, frozen, and thawed. Place tofu into a shallow pan, and pour broth over the top, making sure tofu is covered. Set aside to soak overnight (or for at least a couple hours), refrigerated.
  2. Meanwhile, make sriracha mayo. Spoon out about 1/4 cup mayo and squeeze a bit of sriracha in, stir, taste.. add more sriracha to taste. Really scientific process, eh?
  3. Once tofu has marinaded, stir together flour, yeast, salt, pepper, and spices. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-low heat. Remove tofu from broth and transfer to breading, a few at a time. Toss cubes in flour mixture, making sure to coat completely.
  4. Gently place tofu in hot oil; fry until crisp and browned on all sides. Each side took about 2-3 minutes. Remove from oil and set on wire rack with paper towels underneath to catch any drips.
  5. Serve immediately with sriracha mayo.
Nutrition Facts
Tofu "Chicken" Nuggets with Sriracha Mayo
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 26g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 1439mg63%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.