Vegan Fried Chicken

This recipe is perfect for people just transitioning to vegan/vegetarian, or trying to get someone to eat a vegan meal!! The texture is so similar to chicken you won’t be able to tell the difference. Fried in oil definitely gives it a better taste, however a healthier option would be to bake in the oven! Give yourself 2-3 days for this recipe as the tofu needs time to fully thaw and fully freeze twice. Enjoy

Ingredients (makes 10-12 pieces):

  • 1 block medium-firm tofu
  • 1 cube chicken style bullion dissolved in 1 cup water (or 1 cup vegetable broth)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper


  1. Place tofu in its package in the freezer until fully frozen (6-8 hours). Thaw completely in the fridge (could take 12-20 hours). Repeat freezing and thawing. Second thaw can be left on the counter for 4 hours maximum, then the rest in the fridge (6 hours) until fully thawed.
  2. Drain the tofu from the package carefully pressing and squeezing all of the liquid. This can be done between paper towel or in a tofu press.
  3. Break tofu into bite size pieces.
  4. Dissolve bullion cube in warm water. Let tofu pieces sit in broth for 30 seconds, then gently squeeze remaining liquid out and place back on plate.
  5. Prepare three bowls: first one with 1 cup flour, second one with 1 cup soy milk, and the third with the remaining flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
  6. Place tofu in first flour bowl, then soy milk bowl, followed by second flour bowl. Repeat until all the tofu is covered.
  7. Heat oil in a deep pan over medium-high heat. Once heated, place breaded tofu pieces in pan and cook each side until golden (4-5 minutes each side).
  8. Place on plate with paper towel.
  9. Serve with favourite sauce.

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