Vegan Orange Chicken (Orange Tofu)
This orange tofu is a vegan version of takeout style orange chicken. With tofu, bell pepper, broccoli, onion and amazing orange sauce, this easy vegan dinner will become a family favorite!
Servings: 6 servings
- 16 oz firm tofu drained & cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 4 Tbsp vegetable oil (divided)
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper chopped
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1/4 cup orange zest
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp distilled vinegar
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger grated
- 1 Tbsp garlic diced finely
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup green onions chopped
- sesame seeds
Sprinkle 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 Tablespoons of oil over the tofu and stir or shake to coat well. Spread tofu in a single layer on parchment lined baking sheet. Broil for 5 minutes, then flip and broil another 5 minutes.
While the tofu is broiling, add 2 Tbsp of the oil to a skillet and sauté onions over medium heat until the onion is shiny. Add the red bell pepper and cook 2 more minutes.
In a bowl, mix all the orange sauce ingredients plus one tablespoon of cornstarch until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
Add broiled tofu to the skillet, and add the sauce. Let sauce come to a boil, then add the broccoli, cover the skillet, and turn down the heat to low. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the tofu with chopped green onion and sesame seeds. Serve with rice!
Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 674IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1mg