Crispy Tofu Chicken Wings

Tofu caramélisé façon ailes de poulet

Hesitant to try tofu? Let this innovative recipe for crispy BBQ tofu surprise you. Its exceptionally crispy texture and flavor reminiscent of classic chicken wings make it a perfect choice for a potluck or an appetizer to impress your friends. Versatile, this tofu can also be part of a complete meal. Discover how this versatile recipe transforms tofu, dispelling its negative stereotypes.

Preparation 15 min
Cooking 35 min
Portion 4

Nutrition Facts (per serving)



  • 1 block (454 g) of extra-firm tofu

  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) of cornstarch

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) of apple cider vinegar

  • 10 ml (2 tsp) of paprika

  • 5 ml (1 tsp) of garlic powder

  • Pepper, to taste

BBQ Sauce:

  • 60 ml (¼ cup) of ketchup

  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) of light soy sauce

  • 20 ml (1 tbsp + 1 tsp) of maple syrup

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) of apple cider vinegar

  • 5 ml (1 tsp) of mustard powder

  • 5 ml (1 tsp) of paprika

  • 5 ml (1 tsp) of garlic powder

Serving sauce (optional):

  • 125 ml (½ cup) of 0% plain yogurt

  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) of light feta cheese

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) of green onion, chopped

  • 10 ml (2 tsp) of honey

  • The juice of ½ lemon (or 2 tbsp)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).

  2. Crumble the tofu into bite-sized pieces by hand and place in a bowl. Add the cornstarch, apple cider vinegar, paprika, and garlic powder, and mix to coat the tofu evenly. Season with pepper to taste.

  3. Place the tofu pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the pieces are golden brown, stirring halfway through.

  4. Meanwhile, add the BBQ sauce ingredients to the same bowl and mix. In a smaller bowl, mix the side sauce ingredients, if desired.

  5. Once the tofu is baked, toss it in the BBQ sauce until well coated. Return to the oven for 5-8 minutes.

  6. Serve with the side sauce as an appetizer and/or with roasted vegetables and a salad for a meal.


Keeps for 6-7 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Serve with roasted root vegetables and a green salad for a complete meal.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist