Low-Calorie Faux Chicken Freeze-Dried Tofu

Low-Calorie Faux Chicken Freeze-Dried Tofu

I heard that frying freeze-dried tofu would make it taste like chicken karaage, so I tried it at home. Since it came out pretty tasty, I've been testing various chicken recipes substituting it with tofu.

Ingredients: 1 block of tofu

1 block
Vegetable oil
as needed
Cake flour
as needed


1. Place the tofu straight into the freezer after buying it so that it will freeze.
2. Thaw the tofu (it should take about 1/2 a day to thaw, so if you're planning to use it for dinner, take it out of the freezer in the morning). A lot of moisture will be released, so make sure to dry it off thoroughly so that the tofu doesn't fall apart. Don't throw away the pieces of tofu that break off.
3. Tear the tofu into bite-sized pieces. Lightly coat with flour. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the tofu. Tearing apart the tofu with your hands makes it appear more like chicken. Of course, if you prefer, you can cut it with a knife into cute shapes.
4. With the broken pieces of tofu, combine them with lots of flour and bind them into pieces that are about the same size as the larger pieces.

Story Behind this Recipe

When I want to make something low calorie and low-budget for dinner, I often end up making this faux chicken.