BBQ Tofu Wings in the Air Fryer or Oven

Make a batch of sticky-sweet, toothsome BBQ Tofu Wings in the oven or the air fryer. They're a perfect party or game day appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Air Fryer, Vegan
Keyword tofu wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 275kcal
Author Becky Striepe



  • 1 block extra firm tofu pressed, and cut into 8 thick triangle "wings" (see the video for the slicing technique)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup white wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 batch Chili-Ginger Tahini Dressing for dipping, or your favorite creamy dipping sauce


  • If you are baking, preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Arrange the tofu triangles on a plate and brush them lightly with BBQ sauce. Then, dredge them in the cornstarch and then the flour, making sure to coat all sides. 
  • To Air Fry: Transfer the tofu to your air fryer basket in a single layer, and air fry at 350F for 10 minutes, shaking gently after 5 minutes. When you shake and when you remove them from the air fryer, there may be a little bit of sticking. Just use a rubber spatula to carefully free the tofu, trying to keep the coating intact. Even if you lose a little bit of the coating, it's OK! 
  • To Bake: Transfer the tofu to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Pour the cooked tofu onto a dry plate. Coat each piece well with the remaining BBQ sauce, and transfer back to your air fryer basket in a single layer or to your lined baking sheet. 
  • To Air Fry: Cook for another 10 minutes at 350F, shaking gently after 5 minutes.
  • To Bake: Bake for another 20 minutes at 350F, gently flipping after 10 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite creamy dipping sauce!


Since you can use any dipping sauce you like, nutritional information is for the wings only.


Calories: 275kcal