This Crispy Tofu Chicken recipe is the perfect fried chicken dupe. Use it as a base to re-create your favorite chicken recipes!
Place a non-stick pan over medium high heat. Alternatively, plug in a large, family sized electric grill.
Break tofu into 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces. The more rough the edges there are the better the texture will be and the closer the tofu will resemble chicken.
Add tofu pieces to the hot pan and dry fry it. You do not need to add water. It is incredibly important to make sure there is enough room in the pan for the tofu to "breathe". If the tofu is sitting on top of each other you will not get the crispy result.
Sprinkle the tofu with the garlic and onion pwder and cook for 5 minutes before turning.
Don't be too quick to turn your tofu. You want it to develop a beautiful browned crust before turning.
Continue to cook the tofu, stiring every 5-7 minutes until it has browned on all sides. You may need to turn the heat down to prevent burning.
Sprinkle the base tofu chicken with smoked paprika
Add 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce and stir.
Cook for an additional 2 minutes, until the sauce has caramelized
Sprinkle the Tofu Chicken with anise or fennel seeds.
Add the fresh grated ginger and stir.
Top with the teriyaki sauce and stir to combine.
Cook for an additional 2 minutes, until the sauce has caramelized.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve and top with a touch of sesame oil for flavor (if using).
***Calorie and nutritional information is an estimate only. It has been calculated for the based tofu recipe only.