Crispy Air Fryer Asian Tofu and Broccoli

Crispy Air Fryer Asian Tofu and Broccoli is the best meal prep situation for lunches throughout the week. Use your air fryer, skillet, or bake in the oven!

Crispy tofu and roasted broccoli in a pottery bowl

Tofu isn’t something that we eat super often in house – usually once every couple of months, but every time we do I wonder why we don’t more often! I think my hang-up with it is that I always forget to press it and then don’t have the time to marinate it for long enough, so it ends up being chewy and under seasoned. If you are on top of it though, (as in, you think at least 30 minutes ahead for dinner), you can prep this in a way that’ll knock your socks off!

I actually really like this Crispy Air Fryer Asian Tofu and Broccoli in a Sunday meal prep situation because it keeps really well for lunches throughout the week. You can eat as is, or throw it on a bed of rice and drizzle it with some sriracha and a fried egg for some extra oomph!

Crispy tofu and roasted broccoli in a pottery bowl

I used my Mealthy CrispLid (air fryer) for this recipe and it did such a great job!

If you’ve never heard of the CrispLid, it’s an appliance that sits directly on top of any 6 or 8QT electric pressure cooker/Instant Pot and turns your PC into an air fryer. You can either use it as solely an air fryer, or you can start by making a recipe in your pressure cooker and then finishing it off with the air fryer. Amazing! I can’t get over it.

The only thing that I have never liked about cooking with my pressure cookers is that in order to brown or crisp up anything after cooking (IE, the cheese on top of lasagna, the whole roasted chicken, a crispy top on your meatloaf, etc.,), you have to dump the meal into an oven safe dish and finish it off under the broiler. By that time, usually your meal is overcooked and tough. No thank you. So, I usually end up making dishes where I avoid that situation all together. But hello, how amazing would it be if that was a reality? Uhm guess what? Now it is.

For this recipe, I didn’t do any pressure cooking, just air frying, but the possibilities with the PC/AF combo are endless! Do you have an air fryer? What are your go-to’s? I’m loving all things roasted veggies, french fries, and even using it as a vessel to heat up leftover pizza in. Shoot me a message and let me know how you’re using your air fryers and if you’d like to see more recipes on Kitschen Cat with this specific appliance!

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Crispy tofu and roasted broccoli in a pottery bowl

Crispy Air Fryer Asian Tofu and Broccoli


  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Crispy Air Fryer Asian Tofu and Broccoli is the best meal prep situation for lunches throughout the week. Use your air fryer, skillet, or bake in the oven!


Ingredients

Scale

Tofu

  • 1 package extra firm tofu, pressed and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha (affiliate)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (affiliate)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (affiliate)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (affiliate)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Broccoli

  • 1 medium sized head broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all ingredients for tofu marinade, then marinate pressed tofu for at least 15 minutes, or up to 1 hour.
  2. Add tofu to air fryer basket, and cook at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Shake basket, add broccoli, shake again, then cook for another 10-15 minutes at 375.
  3. Serve over rice, or store in fridge for lunches throughout the week.

Notes

If you’d like to make in the oven, place tofu and broccoli on a sheet pan covered in parchment paper and bake at 375 for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.


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