Chipotle peppers add kick to this tofu and broccoli stir-fry recipe. If you're shy about spice, cut back on the amount or leave them out completely. Serve over brown basmati rice.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2012


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Drain tofu and pat dry; cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes. Sprinkle tofu on all sides with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu and cook in a single layer, stirring every couple of minutes, until golden brown, 7 to 9 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and broccoli to the pan and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, until the broccoli is bright green, about 1 minute. Add orange juice and chipotle and cook, stirring frequently, until the broccoli is just tender, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  • Return the tofu to the pan. Cook, gently stirring, until the tofu is heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in cilantro.


Tip: Look for the small cans of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce with Mexican foods at large supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 13.5g 27% DV; carbohydrates 14.2g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 3.8g 15% DV; sugars 5.7g; fat 16.8g 26% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 3454IU 69% DV; vitamin c 131.3mg 219% DV; folate 112.3mcg 28% DV; calcium 233.1mg 23% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 86.6mg 31% DV; potassium 611.6mg 17% DV; sodium 336.6mg 14% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.

Reviews (17)

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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
Easy but does not live up to its name This recipe is quick & easy. I liked the level of spice but the orange flavor was quite weak. It will be interesting to see if the leftovers become more flavorful over time. Pros: Quick & easy Cons: Orange flavor does not come through Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Exellent...with some added soy! After reading the other reviews I modified this recipe just a little bit and we LOVED it! I don't know if the modification made a huge difference. I cut the tofu up and marinated in 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce for an hour before cooking then put whatever soy sauce (probably just a couple of tablespoons) remained in with the orange juice sauce. I also thickened the sauce a bit at the end with some corn starch. I thought the flavor was great - we ate it leftovers!:( Read More
Rating: 1 stars
No flavor Read More
Rating: 3 stars
A little bland I read the reviews so in order to add a bit more robustness I used naked orange-mango juice and some soy sauce for body. I also halved the recipe but kept the chipotle part the same. Overall? It's pleasant yes but certainly nothing to write home about. The orange(-mango) flavor is quite mild as is the spice. Maybe if the stir-fry had included some actual oranges? Also if you like spice I would recommend at least one diced chipotle peppers for every serving your recipe is making. Pros: Few ingredients easy to make Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Needs a few changes but once you get strong flavor... MM! Cook the tofu in the sauce. Cannot stress this enough. Tofu literally soaks up flavors! We added soy sauce to taste while cooking extra orange juice orange marmalade for some stronger orange flavor plus 4 chipotles and some of the liquid from the can. We like it a bit spicy. It doesn't really matter whether you remove the tofu or not from the pan; if you don't the tofu will crumble a bit but it soaks up the flavors much better. We've made this dish 3 or 4 times already; it's joined our regular rotation. It's a fast and flavorful dish (with the right additions) so we make a double batch to have leftovers! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy and Delicious! While the flavor may be a little simple its a great meal to make with little time and simple ingredients. Next time I plan on adding water chestnuts for some crunch. I'm going to take the advice of the other reviewers and thicken up the sauce but however I choose to change the recipe I'm pretty sure I'll make this dish once a week! Pros: Easy quick delicious cheap to make. Cons: Almost too simple Read More
Rating: 2 stars
This is not the best recipe. Tastes funky. Not loving the OJ flavoring. I make tofu all the time. Would not make again. My kids didn't like it much either and they eat Anything! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Delicious With a few modifications Used 1/2 cup orange juice instead of 1 cup. Used 2 tbs olive oil instead of 3 tbs canola oil. Didn't have any chipotle peppers. Added to recipe 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. When all the ingredients are mixed together keep stirring until the orange juice has been absorbed by the other ingredients (no liquid left). Delicious! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
I made this as written and it was a huge disappointment. As another reviewer noted it completely lacks any depth of flavor. Also the sauce which is mostly orange juice is too thin to really do much for this dish. Wtih some added ingredients/thickeners this might be decent but as is I won't be making it again. Read More