Vegan Lemon Tofu "Chicken"

Baked Vegan Lemon tofu

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  • Total: 85 mins
  • Prep: 60 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
185 Calories
14g Fat
6g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 185
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 642mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 13g
Calcium 371mg 29%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Like lemon chicken and looking for a vegan substitute? If you like lemon chicken, try this vegetarian recipe for lemon baked tofu. Baking tofu is a simple way to prepare a perfect tofu every time. This lemon baked tofu is simply delish, so you may want to make a double batch! Be sure to press your tofu well first, for maximum flavor!


  • 2 blocks firm or extra-firm tofu, well pressed
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. ​olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. First, prepare your tofu. Like most tofu recipes, tofu scramble will taste best if you press the tofu first. This allows the tofu to absorb more of the flavorings and seasonings which you add to it. It's an extra step, but it just takes a few minutes.

  2. Slice your pressed tofu into 1/2-inch thick strips.

  3. Whisk together all ingredients except for tofu. Transfer to a shallow pan or zipped plastic bag then the tofu, coating well.

  4. Allow tofu to marinate for at least one hour (the longer the better, turning to coat well with marinade).

  5. Heat oven to 375 F.

  6. Transfer tofu and marinade to baking dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning halfway through and pouring extra marinade over the tofu as needed.

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