vegan chick'n nuggets with dipping sauce
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If you're craving some nuggets but you're meat-free, no worries! I've got you covered with these Vegan Chick'n Nuggets with savory dipping sauce - they're like a vegan version of Chick-Fil-A!
Recipe type: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1 block extra firm tofu, drained and pressed with paper towels
  • ½ cup plain unsweetened cashew milk {or your favorite non-dairy milk}
  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 3-4 cups sunflower or corn oil
  • *for the dipping sauce*
  • ¼ cup vegan mayo
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp agave
  1. First, press your tofu for at least 20-30 minutes to get most of the water out.
  2. While that presses, prepare the breading mixture. In a large shallow bowl, combine the flour, breadcrumbs, powdered sugar, salt, paprika, mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. Mix together.
  3. Pour the nondairy milk in another shallow bowl.
  4. Prepare an assembly line with the bowl of milk, bowl of breading, and a plate or pan lined with wax paper at the end to place the prepared nuggets.
  5. When tofu has been pressed, break it into chunks with your hands, making sure they are no bigger than walnut sized. Sprinkle tofu pieces with salt.
  6. Dip the tofu in the milk, then breading, then milk again, and then breading again. Repeat with all pieces.
  7. When ready to fry, pour the oil into a large frying pan and heat to medium. I like to place a toothpick in the oil as a gauge of when it's ready - it will start forming little bubbles all around it.That's how you know it's hot enough!
  8. Fry the tofu pieces a few at a time, turning over often so they do not burn. When they are golden brown and crispy, remove from oil and place on plate lined with paper towels. Repeat with all. Sprinkle with a little additional salt after they are fried.
  9. To serve, combine the mayo, BBQ sauce, mustards, and agave in a small bowl to make the dipping sauce.
  10. Serve warm chick'n nuggets and sauce immediately, with waffle fries if desired :)
Recipe by The Baking Fairy at