Breaded tofu makes the perfect healthy vegan "chicken"! Gluten free and oil free, too. Use on a sandwich, or as vegan "chicken" tenders. - by Veggie Lexi

Breaded Tofu “Chicken” (Vegan, Gluten Free, Oil Free):

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 1/2 14 ounce or 397 gram block of firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup certified gluten free oat flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup dry gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  2. Press your tofu between two paper towels to remove the extra water.
  3. Slice your tofu into rectangles about 1/3” thick.
  4. Get 3 bowls.
  5. In the first bowl add the flour. In the second bowl add the water and Dijon mustard and whisk together. In the third bowl add the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  6. Coat each piece of tofu in the flour, then dip it in the water and Dijon mixture, and then coat all sides evenly in the bread crumb mixture. Lightly press the breadcrumbs into place so that it has a substantial and even coating.
  7. Place the breaded pieces of tofu on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  8. Optional - spray lightly with olive oil to help get the breading extra crispy.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip and bake for another 8-10 minutes until golden and crispy.

Recipe Notes

*This recipe doubles beautifully.