EASY Tofu Popcorn Chick'n

8:00 AM

Y'all, there is a lot I miss due to my food allergies/intolerances. One of those is fried food. Like good old fried chicken. Back in the day, nothing was better than those little-fried popcorn chicken nuggets you could pick up in the deli at the grocery store.

EASY Tofu Popcorn Chick'n. Gluten free and Dairy Free
I don't use tofu often. Mostly because I am the only person in my household that will touch the stuff. The dog won't even eat it 😕
I got the inspiration for this recipe from my fried chicken cravings and also many long hours on Pinterest one day (who doesn't get inspired from Pinterest?)
EASY Tofu Popcorn Chick'n. Gluten free and Dairy Free

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EASY Tofu Popcorn Chick'n
These little nuggets are so easy to make and taste just like the traditional meat-filled ones! You won't even know the difference!
Ingredients
  • 13oz (1 container) Extra Firm Tofu
  • 1/3 cup Gluten Free All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon Poultry seasoning (most are vegan)
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Yellow Mustard
  • to taste Salt and Pepper
  • 3 tablespoon Olive Oil
Instructions
Press Tofu for about 10 minutes to make it as dry as possible. While Tofu is being pressed. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients (flour to garlic powder) Slowly add in your 1/2 cup of water so the dry mix then resembled pancake batter. Add mustard and salt and pepper. Take your tofu and break (or cut) into pieces and put it into the batter. Heat oil in your non-stick pan. Pour the entire bowl (batter and all) into the pan spread the tofu into a single layer. Cook each side till golden brown. Sometimes the batter doesn't stick to the tofu well or sticks to the bottom of the pan. I find using a spatula helps turn over the tofu.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 Servings

*ChickPea flour will work just as well as All Purpose GF flour.
*All-purpose flour is thicker and may require more water
EASY Tofu Popcorn Chick'n. Gluten free and Dairy Free

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