Chicken cacciatore gets a plant-based makeover.
Tofu is a very versatile protein – in this case a little marinade gives it a flavour boost to easily fill in for chicken in this tofu cacciatore recipe. Tempeh would also work for this dish, but would have a denser texture.
Easy Tofu Cacciatore
Chicken cacciatore gets a plant-based makeover. Inspired by Giada De Laurentiis's Chicken Cacciatore
- 1 14oz block of extra firm tofu pressed
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 Tbsp Tamari ensure it is gluten-free if you are sensitive to gluten
- 2 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning see note
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 cup rice flour
- 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
- 1 large red onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 cup wine this recipe works with red or white
- 1 28oz jar of diced tomatoes with juice fire roasted are excellent in this
- 2 tsp capers
- 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh basil or parsley for garnish
Slice the tofu lengthwise into 4, then cut each rectangle in half diagonally to make triangles. Place in a shallow dish.
Combine 1/2 cup water, tamari, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, poultry seasoning and turmeric. Pour the marinade over the tofu. Marinate at least 1 hour.
Heat a deep skillet over medium heat. Drain the tofu and dip the pieces in the rice flour to coat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet, and sauté the tofu pieces until lightly browned. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
In the same skillet, add the bell pepper, onion and garlic and sauté until softened. Add the wine and cook 2 minutes more.
Pour in the diced tomatoes with their juice, capers and oregano. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Then add the tofu pieces and simmer for 10 minutes more. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley to serve.
If you don't have poultry seasoning in your spice cabinet, make your own by combining 2 tsp dried sage, 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp dried marjoram, 3/4 tsp dried rosemary, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp black pepper in a spice or coffee grinder. Grind to a fine powder.
Easy Tofu Cacciatore