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Chicken-less Nuggets

Dip-able foods are a favorite with kids, but I think if we’re honest, we’d all admit we like them! Crispy beans and tofu make the perfect vegetarian nuggets approved by everyone in the family.

Chicken-less Nuggets

Author/Source:  

Regan @ onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces garbanzo beans, drained
  • 8 ounces tofu, extra firm, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil #1
  • 1.5 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 0.75 cup breadcrumbs
  • 0.5 teaspoon thyme
  • 0.75 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon onion powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 0.25 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil #2
  • 4 Tablespoons ketchup (for serving day)

Directions:

In a medium bowl, mash beans, tofu, olive oil # 1, and soy sauce. On a large plate, combine breadcrumbs, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Divide bean mixture into indicated number of nuggets. Cover in breadcrumb mixture. Heat oil #2 over medium heat in a medium pan. Cook nuggets until cooked through and golden, about 10 minutes per side. Serve with ketchup.

Freezing Directions:

In a medium bowl, mash beans, tofu, olive oil # 1, and soy sauce. On a large plate, combine breadcrumbs, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Divide bean mixture into indicated number of nuggets. Cover in breadcrumb mixture. Heat oil #2 over medium heat in a medium pan. Cook nuggets until cooked through and golden, about 10 minutes per side. Place on a baking sheet and flash freeze. Divide among indicated number of gallon freezer bags, label, and freeze. TO SERVE: Thaw. Bake at 375 for 5-10 minutes. Serve with ketchup.

Servings:  4 (3 nuggets each)


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

4 Responses to “Chicken-less Nuggets”

  1. Trista says:

    Do you think these nuggets can be baked instead of fried?

  2. kaye says:

    my family did not care for these. the flavor was fine, but they fell apart way to easily, and since i hate to waste, we ended up eating the ‘crumbled tofu’ with spoons! ;) i wont be making this again.

    • Lisa says:

      Kaye – So sorry this didn’t work for you. It happens to me sometimes as well, I just make sure that I make a mental note (or margin note if in a cook book) that it wasn’t a favorite.

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