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Irma Jennings - INHC - Holistic Bone Coach

Sweet Chili Tofu

Here is a delightful sweet and savory dish that is great served over rice, tossed in a salad, in an Asian slaw, or just eaten as a snack. It is a great way to get a good boost of protein that tastes delicious. I like to make mine in my air fryer, but you can just as easily fry it or bake in the oven.
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2
Calories 416 kcal


  • 1 knife
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 Air Fryer or baking pan or fry pan


  • 1 block extra firm tofu pressed
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce 365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Tamari preferably low sodium
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Press the block of tofu for at least 20 minutes to remove excess water. Pressing improves the texture of the tofu and will also help the tofu crisp up when cooking. Press easily by putting the tofu in between two plates and stacking heavy items on top.
  • Cut the tofu in to 16 large cubes or rectangles or any size you like.
  • Toss the tofu in Tamari sauce (low sodium) until coated and then add the cornstarch, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.
  • Air Fryer - Place parchment paper into your air-fry and coat with olive oil. Also spread a little spread olive oil over the tofu pieces and after preheating the air-fryer heat them at 400 degrees for 5 minutes and then turn and cook for another 5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Alternately, heat a large pan on medium-high heat. Add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil or enough to coat the base of the pan and pan fry each side until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes each side.
  • Toss the tofu with 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce and add more as desired when serving.


The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based on ingredients and products used.


oxalates: 235mgCalories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 16gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 578mgPotassium: 366mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 0.4mgVitamin E: 2mgVitamin K: 9µgCalcium: 70mgIron: 3mgMagnesium: 62mgPhosphorus: 212mgSelenium: 1µgZinc: 1mg
Keyword sweet chili, tofu
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