Smothered Tofu Chicken Recipe

Smothered Tofu Chicken Recipe

Preparation:30 min
Cooking:30 min
Ready in:1 h
For: 4 servings


Tofu Chicken

  • 1 package x-firm or super-firm tofu, drained, pressed and cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg's liquid aminos, Soy sauce or Tamari
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour, (I used SWEET SORGHUM FLOUR)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • Oil for frying


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons Bragg liquid aminos/tamari/soy sauce, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional), optional


  1. Toss tofu cubes with Bragg's liquid aminos and marinate for at least 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the buttermilk and breading
  3. Combine almond milk, lemon juice and tapioca starch in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. To prepare the breading: Mix gluten-free flour, nutritional yeast flakes, paprika, rosemary, ginger, thyme, sugar, salt, pepper in a medium bowl and set aside
  5. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high. Coat marinated tofu with vegan buttermilk then dip into breading and lightly fry tofu until golden brown and crispy. Remove fried tofu and set aside while you prepare the gravy,
  6. If you prefer to bake tofu: Preheat oven 400 degree F. Place seasoned tofu in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy
  7. Add extra oil to the skillet as needed, cook onion, bell pepper and garlic on one half of skillet and gluten-free flour on the other half, about 2-3 minutes. Add nutritional yeast flakes, garlic powder, onion powder. Stir in vegetable broth or water and Bragg's liquid until a smooth gravy is formed, you might need a whisk.Season with salt to taste.
  8. Add fried tofu to the gravy and stir to coat fully, remove from heat. Don't over stir.

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