Air Fryer Orange Tofu (Oil-Free)
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Crispy Air Fryer Tofu with Sticky Orange Sauce

Air Fryer Tofu with Orange Sauce is a lightened up version of the classic Chinese restaurant dish. Cubes of tofu are smothered in a flavorful sweet and tangy vegan orange sauce. No oil is needed to make this easy Asian healthy recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 102kcal
Author Amy Katz



  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu drained and pressed (or use super-firm tofu)
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)

For the sauce:


  • Cut the tofu in cubes. 
  • Place the tofu cubes in a quart-size plastic storage bag. Add the tamari and seal the bag. Shake the bag until all the tofu is coated with the tamari. 
  • Add the tablespoon of cornstarch to the bag. Shake again until the tofu is coated. Set the tofu aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile add all the sauce ingredients to a small bowl and mix with a spoon. Set aside.
  • Place the tofu in the air fryer in a single layer. You will probably need to do this in two batches. 
  • Cook the tofu at 390 degrees for 10 minutes, shaking it after 5 minutes.
  • After you're done cooking the batches of tofu, add it all to a skillet over medium-high heat. Give the sauce a stir and pour it over the tofu. Stir the tofu and sauce until the sauce has thickened and the tofu is heated through.
  • Serve immediately with rice and steamed vegetables, if desired.


Leftovers can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg