Air Fryer Sweet Chili Tofu

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Air Fryer Sweet Chili Tofu

Air Fryer Sweet Chili Tofu plated over Hearts of Palm Rice and Broccoli.

Air Fryer Sweet Chili Tofu is an easy, weeknight, meatless meal! This is a super simple and healthy recipe to make for a quick vegetarian dinner ! Crisping up tofu in the air fryer is super simple to do! I use a pre-made sweet chili sauce that creates the most perfect glaze on the tofu! This Air Fryer Sweet Chili Tofu is sticky, crispy, and will be a favorite by all! Pair this savory glazed tofu with some fluffy white rice or Riced Hearts Of Palm and some steamed broccoli and you have a “better than take-out meal”… A must try!

Air Fryer Sweet Chili Tofu is a super simple weeknight dinner. I’m going to share with you all the tools I use to make this super delicious tofu dinner ! I absolutely love my Air Fryer and highly recommend! It is one of the highest rated Air Fryers on Amazon! I also have a super fabulous TOFU PRESS. If you don’t have a TOFU PRESS, you aren’t doing tofu the right way!

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Air Fryer Sweet Chili Tofu plated over Hearts of Palm rice and broccoli.

What you will need to make this Air Fryer Sweet Chili Tofu

1 pack of Extra Firm Tofu

6 oz of Pre-Made Jarred Sweet Chili Sauce

Avocado Oil Spray

Air Fryer (My Air Fryer !)

Tofu Press (The one I like to use!)

Air Fryer Sweet Chili Tofu plated over Hearts of Palm rice and broccoli.

The Brand of Air Fryer That I use:

Cosori Air Fryer – ORDER HERE

Cosori Air Fryer. The Air Fryer Brand I use.

The Tofu Press I use:

Tofudee Tofu Press – ORDER HERE

Tofudee Tofu Press

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How to make Air-Fryer Sweet Chili Tofu:

  1. Use a TOFU PRESS to press out all the liquid out of your tofu. If you do not have a tofu press, place several paper towels on a plate. Place tofu on paper towels and place another plate or cutting board on top of tofu. Place a weight (such as a heavy can) on plate or cutting board, to push down on the tofu to drain all of the liquid out. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Next, cut tofu into desired shape! I like to do cubes, because they get extra crispy! However, you could do triangle, rectangles or long strips! Whatever you desire!
  3. The next step is to marinate the tofu. You can use a baking dish or a zip lock bag. I use a zip lock bag often so that I can toss the tofu cubes in the sauce to get maximum and even coverage.
  4. Let marinate a minimum of 30 minutes, up to overnight. I usually marinate 30 minutes to an hour.
  5. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400 degrees for a few minutes. Then take the basket out and spritz with avocado oil spray. Be careful, the basket will be hot.
  6. Add the marinated tofu to the basket, cook for 12 minutes at 400 degrees. Shake half way through to ensure the tofu crisp equally on all sides.
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Sweet Chili Tofu cooked and glazed pictured in Air Fryer Basket

Air Fryer Sweet Chili Tofu

A quick and easy way to prepare tofu
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 1 Air Fryer
  • 1 Tofu press

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Pack Extra Firm Tofu
  • 6 oz Jarred Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Avocado Oil Spray

Instructions
 

  • Use a TOFU PRESS to press out all the liquid out of your tofu. If you do not have a tofu press, place several paper towels on a plate. Place tofu on paper towels and place another plate or cutting board on top of tofu. Place a weight (such as a heavy can or heavy cookbook) on plate or cutting board, to push down on the tofu to drain all of the liquid out. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Next, cut tofu into desired shape! I like to do cubes, because they get extra crispy! However, you could do triangle, rectangles or long strips! Whatever you des
  • The next step is to marinate the tofu. You can use a baking dish or a zip lock bag. I use a zip lock bag often so that I can toss the tofu cubes in the sauce to get maximum and even coverage.
  • Let marinate a minimum of 30 minutes, up to overnight. I usually marinate 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 400 degrees for a few minutes. Then take the basket out and spritz with avocado oil spray. Be careful, the basket will be hot.
  • Add the marinated tofu to the basket, cook for 12 minutes at 400 degrees. Shake half way through to ensure the tofu crisp equally on all sides.
  • Serve and enjoy! Great over rice and vegetables, in wraps, or on sandwiches!

The Sweet Chili Sauce I use:

Trader Joe’s Sweet Chili Sauce- Available on AMAZON!!! ORDER HERE

Trader Joe's Sweet Chili Sauce

Trader Joe’s Sweet Chili Sauce is a take on the blend of chilies and ¬†garlic used in Asia. Great for dipping, it also makes a terrific hors d’oeuvre- just pour over cream cheese and serve with crackers.

This is one of the lower sugar sweet chili sauces you can find! It is less expensive in the store, but if you can’t make it to Trader Joe’s, just order on AMAZON !

A plated up bowl of sweet chili tofu.
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