Plant-Based Chick’n Bites with @vegan_danielle

Smoothies and shakes are amazing staples, but have you ever thought of using protein powders as part of a main dish? True Nutrition athlete @vegan_danielle shares how she creates a faux fried “chikn” recipe, with tofu and True Nutrition Pea Protein Isolate. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan (of course), and 100% delicious. Read on to learn how she does it!


1 block extra firm tofu

1 scoop True Nutrition Pea Protein Isolate (unflavored/unsweetened)
3/4 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Coriander
1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
Dash Black Pepper
Dash of Cayenne
Dash of Salt

1/4 cup Oat Bran (or ground oats)


  1. Drain one block of tofu, press out water, and cut into 8 pieces.
  2. Place in freezer for at least 4 hours.
  3. Defrost and press out extra water.
  4. Freeze another 4 hours, defrost and press again.
  5. Preheat AirFryer to 400 degrees F.
  6. In a small, flat container, combine almond milk through salt.
  7. Pour oat bran onto parchment paper.
  8. Dip tofu into pea protein mixture, then place into Oat Bran to coat.
  9. Lightly spray with cooking spray, then put into air fryer for 10-15 minutes.

Macros & Servings

Makes 8 Pieces
Serving Size: 2 Pieces

149 Calories
8g Carbs
6.1g Fat
16.5g Protein

“I love True Nutrition Pea Protein Isolate, because that’s all it is! Just pea protein! It has no flavor, low calories, and tons of protein. Go to and use code VeganDanielle for a discount!”

Vegan Danielle