Sweet and Sour Faux Chick


Soy curls are a natural unrefined soy product with nothing added. Unlike tofu, they have much texture which makes them very meaty.  They are similar to tofu as they absorb seasonings and flavors from sauces or marinades.  This particular recipe has great texture and flavor that would enhance any Chinese cuisine.  Serve over brown rice for a satisfying entrée, and a delicious way to get your lycopene! 



When purchasing soy curls, it is advisable to keep them in the freezer as they retain all the oils found in the whole soy and can easily go rancid.


Sweet and Sour Faux Chick

Servings  –  6  (1/2 cup each)
Prep Time  – 15 minutes
Cook Time  –  10-15 minutes



Soy Curls:

1 cup very hot water

1/2 cup Butler’s Soy Curls

1 tbs McKay’s Chicken-like Seas. Vegan to make your own see Chick Like Seasoning

1 teas low-sodium soy sauce


2 tbs water

1 tbs cornstarch or thickener of choice

1/4 – 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits, drained

3/4 cup pineapple juice

1/2 cup tomato puree

1 tbs low-sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp chicken-like seasoning, to make your own Chick-Like Seasoning

1 tbs lemon juice

1 tbs liquid sweetener of choice


1/2 cup onion, quartered and sliced 1/4″ thick

1/4 cup green pepper, quartered and sliced 1/4″ thick

1/4 cup red pepper, quartered and sliced

1/2 cup summer squash — yellow or green, sliced

1/2 cup sliced celery

1/2 cup sliced carrots

1 teas garlic, minced

water or broth for sautéing


sliced green onions

sliced tomato wedges


  1. Combine water, soy curls and seasonings. Set aside.
  2. Dissolve cornstarch in water and combine with all of the sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Prep vegetables and sauté in a little broth or water just until tender-crisp.
  4. Drain marinating soy curls.
  5. Combine soy curls and sauce with vegetables and cook just enough to thicken sauce, stirring as needed.
  6. Serve over Basmati brown rice and top with green onions and tomato wedges.