Chick-fil-a Style Tofu Nuggets

Chick-fil-a Style Tofu Nuggets

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Recipe by Sagen Jackson Course: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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  • 14 oz 14 extra firm tofu

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 soy sauce

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 dill pickle juice

  • 2 tbsp 2 agave syrup

  • 1 tbsp 1 vegetable broth

  • 1 tbsp 1 poultry seasoning

  • 1 tsp 1 paprika

  • 1 tsp 1 garlic powder

  • 1 tsp 1 onion powder

  • 1 cup 1 nutritional yeast


  • To get the “chicken-like” texture don’t skip this step. Drain the tofu, place in a freezer-safe container, and freeze overnight. Defrost in the refrigerator for about 6 hours. If you have a tofu press, defrost in the tofu press to get excess moisture out. If not, here’s how to press tofu without a tofu press. The tofu must be pressed to get rid of extra moisture before moving to the next step.
  • Marinate the tofu: tear into bite-size nuggets and place in a medium bowl. Pour pickle juice over and let marinate for 25 minutes.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl to make a paste. The paste should be thick enough to coat the tofu.
  • Lightly fold the chunks into the paste, ensuring you don’t break the tofu.
  • Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer the tofu to the air fryer lined with parchment paper. Don’t allow too much excess liquid to get onto the parchment paper of may cause sticking.
  • Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until the tofu is nicely browned on the outside.
  • Serve immediately.


  • For crispier tofu, you can fry in peanut oil over medium-high heat for about 10 – 12 minutes. Although, this is not the healthiest option.

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Sagen Jackson

Sagen knows first hand the harmful negative impacts bad habits can have on your health. For the past fifteen years, she has worked in the health industry developing programs for underserved women, partnering with doctors to create unique primary care services and serving with her local breastfeeding coalition and food bank. She loves helping women like you set health goals and crush them! Because she knows if she can overcome a drinking addiction and unhealthy eating habits so can you! It won’t always be easy but feeling and looking your best is always worth it! Download the HealthiHER app and get started on your journey to a HealthiHER you! You Glow Girl!

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