Baking,  Main

Southern Fried Chickenless Chicken

We will be substituting the chicken for this recipe with tofu. Traditionally it would be seasoned and then deep fried. We are marinated the tofu to replace the seasoning and although deep frying we are also putting it in the oven to ensure a well flavoured dish. Great on a barbecue.


  • 2 Blocks Frozen Then Defrosted Firm Tofu
  • For Deep Frying Oil
  • For Greasing Vegan Margarine
  • 100 mls ½ Cup, For Marinade Olive Oil
  • Juice of Half For Marinade Lemon
  • 1 Tbsp For Marinade Tomato Purée
  • 1 Tsp For Marinade Sage
  • ½ Tsp For Marinade Cayenne Powder
  • ½ Tsp For Marinade Mixed Herbs
  • ¼ Tsp For Marinade White Pepper
  • ¼ Tsp For Marinade Black Pepper
  • 1 Slice For Batter Bread
  • 4, For Batter Egg Replacement
  • 4 ozs 1Cup, For Batter Plain Flour
  • 200 mls 1 Cup, For Batter Soya Milk


  • Squeeze as much liquid from the tofu as possible and cut each block in half.
  • To make the marinate into a container large enough to fit the tofu place all the marinate ingredients and beat well together.
  • Soak the tofu in the container, cover with the marinate sauce and leave in the fridge overnight.
  • To make the batter place the slice of bread in a food processor and whisk until breadcrumbs have formed and put in a bowl.
  • Sieve in the flour and add the salt, mix together.
  • Make up egg replacers according to packet instructions and beat in the milk. Add to the bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  • Drop the tofu pieces in one at a time and coat well.
  • Heat enough oil to cover the tofu in a heavy large saucepan. Carefully place the tofu piece in and cook until golden in colour.
  • Repeat the process until all four are fried and leave to cool.
  • TIP: If using on the barbecue cook transfer the pieces to the barbecue and cook for at least 30 minutes.
  • Pre heat oven to 200c and grease a large baking tray.
  • Place the pieces of tofu on the baking tray and cook in the oven for 30 minutes.
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