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Spicy Sichuan Homestyle Tofu Recipe

Sichuan homestyle tofu is a tofu dish made with spicy bean sauce. Easy Sichuan homestyle tofu recipe (家常豆腐) that you can make at home.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Spicy Sichuan Homestyle Tofu
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 212 kcal


  • 2 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • 6 oz chicken breast, sliced into thin pieces
  • 8 oz fried tofu, cut into triangle shape
  • 2 oz carrot, sliced into thin pieces
  • 4 oz bamboo shoot, sliced into thin pieces
  • 2 oz red chilies, seeded and finely sliced
  • 2 oz scallion, trim and cut into 1-1/2 inch lengths
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  • 2 tablespoon Sichuan soy-bean paste with chili ("douban jiang")
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Soak the mushrooms in warm water for 10 minutes or until softened. Remove the stems and cut the mushrooms into strips.

  2. Mix the Sauce ingredients in a big bowl and set aside.

  3. Heat up the wok with 2 tablespoon oil, put in garlic, stir fry until aromatic, then add the chicken, tofu, carrot, bamboo shoot and mushroom stir-fry for a couple of minutes.

  4. Add the Sauce and stir to combine well and stew for 5 minutes, on low heat. Stir in the red chilies and scallions, dish out and serve with steam rice.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Sichuan Homestyle Tofu Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 531mg23%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2655IU53%
Vitamin C 25.4mg31%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.