Karen Rose Tank, MS-Integrative Nutrition, Health & Diabetes Coach

The Chicken Way Tofu

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

40 minutes


4 people


1 pound firm tofu
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1/2 cup powdered “unchicken” broth
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1 lemon, sliced into thin quarter moons


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut tofu into 8 slices.
  • Pour olive oil into a soup bowl.
  • Mix yeast and broth in another soup bowl.
  • Make an assembly line from left to right, in this order: tofu, olive oil bowl, yeast-broth bowl, cookie sheet.
  • Dip a slice of tofu in the olive oil.
  • Coat the tofu in the yeast-broth mixture. 
  • Place the tofu on cookie sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining slices.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes, or until the tofu is golden brown.
  • Garnish with parsley and a lemon slice.
  • Notes

    This vegan dish is popular with adults and kids and particularly with people who don’t think they like tofu.