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Italian Breaded Chicken Strips

What you need: 

1/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes
2/3 cup nondairy milk
1-2 cups bread crumbs (depending on how bready you like them)
Italian seasoning, to taste
1 pound extra firm tofu, frozen, thawed, squeezed, and sliced to 1/2" strips
oil, for frying
marinara sauce, for dipping

What you do: 

1. In a bowl combine the yeast flakes and milk. Make sure the mix is runny, yet somewhat thick, so that you can coat the tofu and it doesn’t slide right off.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the bread crumbs and seasonings. Coat the tofu in the yeast mixture and then in the bread crumbs. Do this until all the tofu is breaded.
3. Heat up the oil in a pan and lightly fry the tofu until it is brown on both sides. Serve with marinara sauce or any other dipping sauce that you like!

Preparation Time: 
20-30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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great recipe but like many others i had issues with my breading falling off so i solved the problem by adding some flour to the milk and yeast flakes... made a nice thick  crust and all the bread crumbs stayed on!


Wow...just made this and it was great and so easy. I added a bit more nutritional yeast to thicken the wet mix a bit more and it was perfect. I highly recommend this recipe. It was my first time breading anything and it was awesome!!

My boyfriend said that if you add a little lemon flavor and some old bay type seasoning you could pass it off for vegan fish...which I am very looking forward to trying.



Tonight I was making pasta and needed a recipe for my tofu to make along with it.  This came out great.  I didn't freeze my tofu because this was a last minute thing but it came out great nonetheless.  I baked a few for my kids and fried the others for my husband and I.  We liked them a lot and will make them again.  Next time I'll freeze the tofu and see how it comes out.  I highly recommend this recipe. 


If you want a bit lower fat way to do this, you can bake these.  I make something similar, and it works really well to just mist with a bit of olive oil and bake at 350F.  This also helps with keeping the breading entact. 

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