This SMOTHERED TOFU CHICKEN RECIPE is my latest creation that has me coming back for more. They are the ultimate comfort dish, crispy seasoned tofu cubes lightly fried or baked and then smothered in a flavorful homemade gravy!

Vegan Smothered Tofu 'Chicken'

The first time I made it, I served it with my SOUTHERN-STYLE COLLARD GREENS and my MASHED POTATOES without the caramelized onions  The second time I made it, I served it with my MAC AND CHEESE and GREEN BEANS. It was so delicious that I just had to share the recipe!

Smothered Tofu Chicken recipe

My SMOTHERED TOFU 'CHICKEN' RECIPE is one of those comfort dishes that is a keeper, perfect for the holiday season with the homecooked flavor! The inspiration came to me to create a vegan version when I saw a photo of a smothered chicken recipe, right away I wanted to recreate it for the holiday season. I know a lot of my readers, since transitioning to a plant-based diet are missing dishes like this one that they ate and enjoyed all their life.

Smothered Tofu Chicken

To make my SMOTHERED TOFU 'CHICKEN' RECIPE, marinate tofu in Bragg's liquid aminos or soy sauce, then dip it into a vegan 'buttermilk' batter, next dip the cubes into seasoned breading and lightly fry or bake tofu until crispy. The final step is to smother tofu with homemade gravy!

The gluten-free flour I used was Bob's Red Mill Gf Sweet White Sorghum Flour.

Per 100g
250 kcal / 1045 kJ
15 g
6 g
15 g


For: 4 servings

Tofu Chicken


30 min
30 min
Ready in:
1 h


  1. Toss tofu cubes with Bragg's liquid aminos and marinate for at least 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the buttermilk and breading
  3. Combine almond milk, lemon juice and tapioca starch in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. To prepare the breading: Mix gluten-free flour, nutritional yeast flakes, paprika, rosemary, ginger, thyme, sugar, salt, pepper in a medium bowl and set aside
  5. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high. Coat marinated tofu with vegan buttermilk then dip into breading and lightly fry tofu until golden brown and crispy. Remove fried tofu and set aside while you prepare the gravy,
  6. If you prefer to bake tofu: Preheat oven 400 degree F. Place seasoned tofu in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy
  7. Add extra oil to the skillet as needed, cook onion, bell pepper and garlic on one half of skillet and gluten-free flour on the other half, about 2-3 minutes. Add nutritional yeast flakes, garlic powder, onion powder. Stir in vegetable broth or water and Bragg's liquid until a smooth gravy is formed, you might need a whisk.Season with salt to taste.
  8. Add fried tofu to the gravy and stir to coat fully, remove from heat. Don't over stir.