Baked Tofu "Chicken" Bites

Whipped up by Willemijn* (Human Resources Manager)


2 blocks of firm tofu

¼ cup of nutritional yeast

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

1 teaspoon of garlic powder


Prep TIme: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes




Keeps well in a container in the refrigerator for 2 - 3 days


Preheat. Set the oven to 375°F.

Get saucy. In a large bowl add the nutritional yeast, olive oil, soy sauce and garlic powder. Mix together until a paste is created.

Coat. Tear the tofu into bite sized pieces and place into the mixing bowl, stirring to coat with the paste until covered evenly.

Bake. Place the coated tofu on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Set a timer for half way through to shuffle the pieces around/flip them. The tofu should come out lightly golden. If you like a crispier tofu, you can bake them for longer.

Serve. You can serve these on your salad or in a wrap or simply snack away. They also work as a protein in a stir fry. They are tasty as they are, or dip them in a sauce of your preference.

Notes from Willemijn: I normally only use one block of tofu because I like the tofu really fully coated. But you can also just double the recipe for the paste and use two blocks of tofu.

This delicious recipe is already 100% plant-based!
Check out some of the bulkl/package-free stores in the Sea to Sky, Vancouver area and more here.
If you're REALLY keen, try making your own homemade tofu from dried soybeans.
If shopping in the Sea to Sky, check out The Green Moustache. and The Grounded Grocer who have all the sauce ingredients for this recipe.
If you're avoiding soy, Naked Natural Foods in Vancouver makes a range of soy free (!) sauces including this Naked and Saucy Soy Substitute spotted in Fresh Street Market, Whistler.

*Adapted from It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken's - Baked Tofu Bites

Photos by Alesia Kozik and Sebastian Coman Photography