Lemon chicken is a very famous dish that you can find on the menu of any Chinese restaurant. It consists of serving chicken fillets or cut into strips with a sauce based on lemon, sugar and vinegar. I thought it would be a very good idea to turn this dish into vegan and have substituted chicken fillets for textured soy fillets, a healthy source of vegetable protein. The lemon textured soy steaks They are very tender and juicy due to their porous texture, since they absorb the flavor of the sauce well. You can enjoy a delicious traditional Chinese dish without ingredients of animal origin.
2 diners 1h 30m Main course Low difficulty Additional features: Cheap cost, Recommended for vegans, Recommended for vegetarians, Lactose-free recipe, Gluten-free recipe, Fried, Chinese recipes Ingredients:
- 2 units of soy fillets
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 piece of ginger
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar
- ½ cup cornstarch (62½ grams)
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- For the sauce:
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of agave syrup
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ¾ cup of water (180 milliliters)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 handful of peeled almonds
Steps to follow to make this recipe: 1
Put soak soy fillets textured in water or warm vegetable broth for 20 minutes. After the soaking time, drain well, removing as much liquid as possible with your hands.
Finely chop the garlic and ginger. Prepare the marinade by mixing them in a small bowl with the soy sauce and the rice vinegar. Put the textured soy fillets in a bowl and pour the marinade over the fillets with a spoon. Let them rest for 15-20 minutes.
Heat a frying pan with a little oil. After the time of marinating the fillets, pass them through the cornstarch on both sides and fry them in the pan until golden brown.
Toast the almonds in a frying pan.
To prepare the lemon sauce, mix the water with the lemon juice, sugar, agave syrup, salt, soy sauce and cornstarch in a bowl. Put the mixture in a saucepan and cook, stirring often. until the sauce is thick. Add the roasted almonds and stir.
Serve the soy fillets with lemon sauce on a plate, covering them well. Accompany the dish with a garnish of rice or sautéed vegetables.
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