Filipino Chicken Pancit

‘This is Ving’s recipe, an excellent cook and we were lucky to eat her food for many years. The pancit she made was excellent and her secret was to add finely shredded uncooked cabbage to the noodles just before serving them. The cabbage blends in with the noodles and the contrast in texture makes the dish amazing. This is one of my favorite meals and today’s recipe is a very simple and fast everyday meal.’

You will need :

1 packet Rice noodles
Water for cooking the noodles, a piece of fresh ginger, fresh turmeric and a few cloves of garlic

1 tablespoon sunflower oil
1 finely chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups of chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cabbage, very finely shredded
2 carrots cut into batons [on tv today I used a spiraliser and mixed the carrot noodles with the rice noodles
2 handfuls fresh green beans cut diagonally
Around 3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon of freshly minced ginger
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Fresh coriander, chopped

Boil some water in a large pot and add some garlic cloves, a stock cube, ginger and turmeric. Bring to boil and remove from heat.
Immerse the rice noodles in boiling water. I simply leave them to immerse in water until they soften with the heat turned off. This way you will never have soggy noodles. As soon as they soften, drain the water, leave in the collandar and drizzle some sesame oil. Set aside.
Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or pan. Add the onion, garlic and ginger. Stir and add the chicken pieces. Add the green beans and carrots. Stir and cook through lightly. Add the soy sauce and fish sauce and stir. Remove from heat. Add the shredded cabbage, stir and drizzle with sesame oil. Garnish with fresh coriander.

Such a simple, quick and delicious dish, beats going to eat out. Remember to try it with uncooked cabbage and if you are vegetarian simply swap 2 cups chicken with 2 cups of your favorite vegetables.

I use Golden Drop sunflower oil available at Quality Foods and Noodles, Soy Sauce by Sharwoods at Premier Foods

Rabat, Malta by Robert Finch
Rabat, Malta by Robert Finch

31 responses to “Filipino Chicken Pancit”

  1. I love pancit- although I’ve never made it. You make it seem user friendly though so I think I just might. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you, this is a very easy quick way to make it. Important not to cook the cabbage but shred it very finely that it almost does not show in the noodles …

      1. I just saw this, how are you feeling?

  2. Looks delish! Will go nice with my San Miguel! ๐Ÿ˜„

    1. Good fusion ! Yes it is a really delicious dish, hope you are well !

      1. Yes. Thank you! I should know having grown up (partly) in the Philippines! ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. I love Filipino food !

  3. This sounds like such an interesting dish! Filipino food is the best!!

    1. Filipino food is fantastic and I am a huge fan !

  4. this looks absolutely delicious!

    1. Thank you Donato ! Nice to see you here …

  5. I’ve never heard of pancit, it looks nice and simple to make x

    1. it is delicious Elaine and very easy to prepare. Simply omit the chicken and use a variety of vegetables of your choice !

  6. Beautiful flavors + perfectly cooked noodles = Delicious!

    1. Thank you Shanna, enjoy your evening !

    1. Thank you very much for the reblog !

      1. Ur very welcome, and thanks for posting!

    1. Yes it is, so delicious, I love filipino food, hope you are keeping well !

      1. I am; thanks for the lovely recipes. vw

    1. yes so do I, I simply love all filipino dishes !

  7. I imagine that a lot of your dishes could be just as delicious for vegetarians. So, I may try some of them and just leave out those particular ingredients. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Simply leave out the chicken for this, substitute it with vegetables of your choice !

  8. My coworker and friend, Felda is Filipino. She serves a delicious chidken pancit, whenever there is a story I have written about her, I include a variety of her dishes. She had a baby shower, house warming shower and also, birthday party where I featured her customs.

    1. i love filipino food always ! I am looking forward to reading your features, have a great day !

%d bloggers like this: