Mock-Chicken Tenders with Firm Tofu

Mock-Chicken Tenders with Firm Tofu

Just put firm tofu in the frying pan and leave it alone. Then, give it a quick stir. This really has the taste and texture of chicken tenders.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Firm tofu
1 block
Vegetable oil
2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Sesame seeds
1 teaspoon
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon


1. Add the vegetable oil to a non-stick frying pan. Before you turn on the heat, crumble the tofu with your hands and add it to the pan.
2. Heat the frying pan from Step 1. Cook over medium heat until you start to hear a crackling sound. Then, reduce the heat a bit and continue to cook. Don't move the tofu while it's cooking.
3. Shake the pan once in a while. Check the bottom of the tofu, and when it's browned, flip with a spatula and then let the tofu cook again without moving it.
4. When the tofu is browned on all sides, stir everything around like you're stir-frying it. It will become crumbly.
5. Turn the heat up a bit and add the mirin and soy sauce and let the flavors coat the tofu.
6. Season with sesame seeds and sesame oil and it's ready.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to use up tofu that was close to the expiration date. This didn't taste like tofu at all and it was delicious on rice.