Meatless Mondays: Chik’n Parm πŸ˜‹

Hey my friends!

I don’t know if you’re like me, but I absolutely love Italian food. One of my favorite dishes to eat is chicken parmigiana with angel hair pasta.

So I wanted to share a quick vegan version of this meal and all you need are the following ingredients:

  • Firm tofu
  • Pasta sauce
  • Italian seasoning marinade
  • Plant based butter
  • Plant based milk
  • Italian seasoning
  • Basil
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Flour
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Whole wheat angel hair pasta
  • Plant based shredded mozzarella

The first thing you want to do is cut the tofu into round pieces (like cutlets) and put them in a bag with the Italian marinade. Put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (you can also leave it marinating until you are ready to prepare it…because the longer you marinate, the more flavorful the tofu will be).

On medium heat, add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to the frying pan (just enough to coat the pan). Remove the marinated tofu from the refrigerator, dip each piece in the plant based milk and then the flour (feel free to add extra seasoning to the flour. I like to add some crushed pepper for a spicy kick).

Add them into the frying pan and fry for 3-5 minutes on eat side to have a golden brown color. In the meantime you’re going to heat the oven to 425 degrees.

Add the fried tofu cutlets to a pan and pour the pasta sauce over each piece. Transfer the pan into the oven for 15 minutes. Add the plant based cheese over the cutlets and put in the oven for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.

In a pot, boil the amount of water needed for the amount of pasta you choose to make. I like to add a teaspoon of olive oil, Italian seasoning and crushed pepper in the boiling water. Add wheat angel hair pasta to the boiling water and cook for about 5-7 minutes, as this type of pasta does not take very long to cook. Drain the water, add the desired amount of pasta sauce and stir.

Lastly, get your plate and serve.Β  Don’t forget to add the basil as a garnish. I hope you enjoy this dish. Let me know if you tried it.

Until next time, night night πŸ’‹

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