How to Make Tofu Taste Like Chicken (The Tofu Freezer Trick)

In this post, we'll share how we prepare and cook tofu to taste and FEEL just like chicken! The "Tofu Freezer Trick" is a life-changing method that is a staple in our vegan kitchen. Tofu is frozen and thawed creating a porous meaty texture that will blow your mind. Then, we soak it in a flavorful tofu marinade and slow bake it in the oven until the tofu is crispy on the outside and tender (NOT squishy) on the inside. Use this easy tofu trick to make everything from healthy tofu nuggets, crispy tofu sandwiches, stir fry tofu, and the BEST tofu chicken for salads. We've included 6 of our favorite tofu recipes that use this method to get you started!

Freezing tofu gives it a meaty, chewy texture that beautifully mimics the texture of chicken. In this post, we’re sharing all our best tofu tips, tricks, and marinades to create THE most mind-blowing vegan chicken – from lemon pepper tofu cutlets to the BEST EVER vegan chicken parmesan recipe. We call this process “the tofuRead more

Healthy Homemade Vegan Ravioli

This healthy homemade vegan ravioli recipe is a fun cooking project, and you’ll probably be surprised how easy it actually is! Filled with a spicy Italian-inspired quinoa meat and dairy free spinach ricotta cheese filling, they are FULL of flavor and the perfect plant based comfort food.

This healthy homemade vegan ravioli recipe is a fun cooking project, and you’ll probably be surprised how easy it actually is! You don’t even need a fancy pasta machine or pasta maker! Each individual ravioli is filled with a spicy Italian-inspired quinoa meat and dairy free spinach ricotta cheese filling. They are FULL of flavorRead more

Sweet Sriracha Air Fryer Tofu

This easy air fryer tofu with a sweet sriracha sauce is our favorite quick tofu recipe! It’s perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner or meal prep lunch. Tofu is diced and air fried (with no oil needed!) and then tossed in a sweet and spicy sriracha sauce. Serve this sweet sriracha tofu recipe over rice and roasted veggies or in a vegetable stir fry!

This easy air fryer tofu with a sweet sriracha sauce is our favorite quick tofu recipe! It’s perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner or meal prep lunch. Tofu is diced and air fried (with no oil needed!) and then tossed in a sweet and spicy sriracha sauce. Serve this sweet sriracha tofu recipe over riceRead more

Restaurant-Style Vegan Chicken Parmesan

The BEST vegan chicken parmesan we've ever tasted! You won't believe these cutlets are made with tofu after you're done with them, and that peppery breading really knocks it outta the park. Gluten-free option, and the cutlets are freezer-friendly! // plantpowercouple.com

This is the BEST vegan chicken parmesan recipe! Make your own vegan chicken cutlets with frozen and thawed tofu, marinate them in a garlic and chickeny flavor bath, then bread and bake them with a peppery crust. Melt some dairy free mozzarella on top and serve it over pasta or as a vegan chicken parmRead more

Dairy Free Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These Dairy Free Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes are a healthy vegan mashed potato recipe packed with flavor. They are a great plant-based holiday side dish or cozy everyday dinner side. Instead of butter, they use a creamy roasted garlic sauce made with silken tofu that adds extra protein without a ton of fat!

These Dairy Free Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes are a healthy vegan mashed potato recipe packed with flavor. They are a great plant-based holiday side dish or cozy everyday dinner side. Instead of butter, milk, and cream, they use a creamy roasted garlic sauce made with silken tofu that adds extra protein without a ton ofRead more

Easy Dairy-Free Veggie Cream Cheese

This easy vegan cream cheese recipe has had me up and dancing for joy around the kitchen every morning this week! It's bursting with flavor, has a soft creamy texture you have to taste to believe, and requires very minimal effort on your part. #vegan #tofu #coconutoil #dairyfree // plantpowercouple.com

This easy vegan cream cheese recipe has had me happy dancing around the kitchen every morning this week! Dairy free veggie cream cheese requires zero cashews, is bursting with flavor, has a soft creamy tofu based texture you have to taste to believe, and requires very minimal effort on your part. Roll up your sleevesRead more

Simple Vegan Quiche en Croute

I’m about to rock your world with this delicious, decadent, and undeniably simple vegan quiche. It's made with a perfectly seasoned tofu base and encased in the most heavenly puff pastry crust. Welcome to savory brunch heaven! #vegan #quiche #veganrecipe #tofu #plantbased // plantpowercouple.com

I’m about to rock your world with this tasty, egg-free, and undeniably easy vegan quiche recipe. The eggless quiche filling is made with a perfectly seasoned tofu base stuffed with mushrooms, onions, and vegetarian ham and encased in the most heavenly dairy free puff pastry crust. We’ve included crustless options as well as a miniRead more

Vegan Baked Ziti Pizza

This Vegan Baked Ziti Pizza is like a delicious dream: Saucy ziti, flavorful walnut sausage, and an ooey gooey dairy-free mozzarella sauce on a fluffy pizza crust baked to perfection in your cast iron pan. Basically, this meat-free comfort food dish is everything you love about a classic baked ziti but veganized and on a PIZZA! This fun vegetarian dinner recipe is shockingly easy and will be your favorite plant-based pizza to make with your partner, friends, or kids!

This Vegan Baked Ziti Pizza is like a delicious dream: Saucy ziti, flavorful walnut sausage, and an ooey gooey dairy-free mozzarella sauce on a fluffy pizza crust baked to perfection in your cast iron pan. Basically, this meat-free comfort food dish is everything you love about a classic baked ziti but veganized and on aRead more

Vegan White Pizza With Marinated Veggies

This easy vegan white pizza recipe is impossible to resist! Marinated vegetables like sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, artichokes, and mushrooms are nestled between two layers of thick and creamy dairy-free white sauce. This vegan pizza recipe uses a vegan white sauce that’s made without any vegan cheese, milk, or cashews! It’s a fun and easy option for plant-based pizza night that will seriously impress!

This easy vegan white pizza recipe is impossible to resist! Marinated vegetables like sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, artichokes, and mushrooms are nestled between two layers of thick and creamy dairy-free white sauce. This vegan pizza recipe uses a vegan white sauce that’s made without any vegan cheese, milk, or cashews! It’s a fun and easyRead more

Southwest Tofu Scramble

This vegan tofu scramble recipe infused with Southwest flavors is a healthy and delicious plant-based breakfast option! It’s an egg-free breakfast scramble made with black salt for that unique eggy flavor as well as a wonderful array of common household spices. We love to serve this as a breakfast platter or burrito and even sometimes make a big batch to have breakfast for dinner!

This vegan tofu scramble recipe is infused with Southwest flavors – a healthy and delicious plant-based breakfast option! This egg-free breakfast scramble is made with black salt (kala namak) for that unique eggy flavor as well as a wonderful array of common household spices. We love to serve this as a breakfast platter or burritoRead more