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Feb 26 2010

Chicken Pancit (Filipino Noodles)

Published by at 1:39 pm under Cooking at Home

There are just those days where we don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to prepare dinner. And in fact, sometimes we’re so lazy we don’t even want to cook! So contrary to popular belief, just because we have this food blog doesn’t mean we’re constantly cooking every day and having lovely home-cooked meals! I’m actually a big fan of quick cooking, so this recipe we created is perfect for that. For those who want to get rid of some ingredients in the fridge and want a nice healthy meal, this is for you!

We are not exposed to a lot of Filipino food, so the only time we really get to eat it is when we make it ourselves, like the Chicken Adobo we made awhile back. Pancit is basically Filipino noodles that is usually pan fried with soy sauce, citrus flavoring, sliced meat, and vegetables. There are a lot of variations, so we decided to make our own version with what we had at home. We used the Kikkoman lime ponzu sauce and soy sauce to flavor the dish, and added some chicken, carrots, and pea sprouts. Yes, pea sprouts. It’s actually really refreshing and tasty in noodle dishes!

We bought an 8 oz. bag of pancit (ingredients are rice flour, cornstarch, and water), and we soaked it in warm water for about 15-30 minutes, until soft.

In a pan, we started by sauteing 3 minced garlic cloves, 1 large shallot, and 1 cup of grated carrots. Then we added 12 oz of bite-sized chicken pieces (we used chicken breasts).

When the chicken is just about done, we added the noodles along with 8 oz. of pea sprouts and 2 scrambled eggs. To that, we seasoned the entire mixture with soy sauce and ponzu sauce.

See how easy that was? Doesn't take a rocket scientist to throw some ingredients together to get a nice and healthy colorful meal. Pancit is definitely "something conveniently cooked fast."

To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Chicken Pancit Noodles

29 responses so far

29 Responses to “Chicken Pancit (Filipino Noodles)”

  1. Chris and Amyon 26 Feb 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Nice and easy yet satisfying and (looks) delicious. We’ll have to try this one on a weeknight! Thanks!

  2. ravenouscoupleon 26 Feb 2010 at 2:25 pm

    love the peashoots in this…and i think we have the same blue plastic bowl!

  3. Cookin' Canuckon 26 Feb 2010 at 3:11 pm

    What a colorful and tasty quick meal! I know what you mean about the belief that food bloggers are cooking a gourmet meal every night. Not so! I love to go back to my quick, old stand-by recipes.

  4. Carion 26 Feb 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Mmm! This dish looks super delicious! I’d love to feature it on my site with full credits and links back to you if you are keen. Please let me know~!

  5. Gourmet Mealon 26 Feb 2010 at 3:58 pm

    More Chicken may be added if desired and sometimes I add sliced water chestnuts to this. Gourmet Meal

  6. Sharonon 26 Feb 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Looks delicious! Think I’ll try this next week!

  7. jenn (Bread + Butter)on 26 Feb 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Hmmm…I’ve never made pancit with pea sprouts before. I’ve always sort of done it the classic way. i’ll definitely have to try it next time i cook some up.

  8. Christine @Fresh Local and Beston 26 Feb 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I like how light and simple this dish is. It looks delicious!

  9. thefoodaddictson 26 Feb 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Chris & Amy – It was definitely satisfying! And it was great as leftovers, too. Hope you get to try it out!

    Ravenouscouple – That is the blue Martha Stewart bowl set, haha. I love it! Although, I’m thinking of buying clear glass ones eventually.

    Cookin’ Canuck – Yeah, I’m sure you understand that we food bloggers do not fine dine at home everyday, haha!

    Cari – Thanks so much for featuring us on your blog, Cari!!!

    Gourmet Meal – Water chestnuts would be great in dishes like this (however, that’s the ONE ingredient I actually do not like, bummer!)

    Sharon – We hope you get to try it… good luck!

    Jenn – I know – pancit with pea sprouts is totally weird but it was something I had so I threw it in. It gives it that nice green look and I like how it looks like noodles.

    Christine – Thanks! It really is light and simple. Definitely a feel-good meal to have.

  10. cassieon 26 Feb 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I love this meal. I wish I had some pea sprouts they are really speaking to me right now.

  11. Trissaon 26 Feb 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I’ve got to say, being Filipino – that looks VERY AUTHENTIC! Well done!

  12. thefoodaddictson 26 Feb 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Cassie – Glad you like the pea sprouts in this dish!

    Trissa – Thanks! We really didn’t follow any authentic recipes, so I guess you can say its authentically ours!

  13. tigerfishon 26 Feb 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Looks so good!

  14. Tangled Noodleon 27 Feb 2010 at 7:18 am

    Your chicken pancit looks marvelous! It’s such a colorful dish with the carrots and pea shoots; I’d love to try using ponzu sauce for my next pancit. 8-)

  15. Danielleon 27 Feb 2010 at 10:30 am

    Gourmet meals every night? Hell, last night I had ice cream for dinner.Okay, so it was homemade “gourmet” ice cream but….Great noodle dish. I had never heard of Pancit but with this list of healthy and delicious ingredients I think it must have been quite delicious! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  16. Sook @ My Fabulous Recipeson 27 Feb 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Oh those pictures are beautiful! I love noodle dishes. Looks wonderful!

  17. Chef Eon 27 Feb 2010 at 11:05 pm

    FA, I keep those noodles around, and even mix them with just broth, maybe peas…love your recipe, and why is it we find noodles so comforting? Yum!

  18. Kung Food Pandaon 28 Feb 2010 at 1:10 am

    I’m a fan of pea sprouts, and this is something I think I could do! :)

  19. 5 Star Foodieon 28 Feb 2010 at 11:30 am

    These noodles with chicken sound fantastic, can’t wait to try!

  20. sweetlifeon 28 Feb 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I love quick recipes-great idea thanks!!


  21. Alta (Tasty Eats At Home)on 01 Mar 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I shouldn’t be looking at this when I’m hungry! Wow. Yum.

  22. Cynthiaon 01 Mar 2010 at 8:10 pm

    You prove that simple is best! I totally agree with you as well on the food blogger thing. I don’t cook every night either!

  23. noobcookon 02 Mar 2010 at 1:47 am

    I love one dish meals like this! It has a bit of everything (carbo, veggie and meat) =)

  24. Dianaon 02 Mar 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I’m totally guilty of nights where I do minimal cooking. Bring on the TJ’s meatless meatballs and Amy’s spinach frozen pizza! :) Though I do jazz them up a little bit with my own fresh ingredients…

    Either way, big fan of the dishes that don’t require much fuss! Will definitely need to try this dish some night – looks great!

  25. angelaon 03 Mar 2010 at 11:12 am

    i’m a pinay and have to say that your pancit looks incredible!! i think that traditionally, we put a bit more fat in it, so this looks like a new-light-tasty version! … i’ll have to try it sometime =) keep up the awesome work!

  26. thefoodaddictson 04 Mar 2010 at 11:15 pm

    hi angela – it’s great to hear a nice comment from a pinay!! trust us, we are totally amateur when it comes to filipino cooking… and i know some filipinos get annoyed that we don’t put enough fat in these dishes! i can’t help it… need to watch what i eat, because let’s face it, i eat too much!

  27. angelaon 05 Mar 2010 at 11:30 pm

    haha, although i LOVE fat, believe me, i love light, tasty dishes… this could be considered the New Pinoy flavor =) what i love about vietnamese (as far as i’ve experienced) is that it has a fresh twist to it, with the side of greens… just like how you added those pea sprouts. pilipino food is very heavy and overcooked, so it’s great to see this light version. i’m telling you, it’s the new wave… if i were to open a pilipino restaurant, it would definitely integrate more fresh veggies =)

  28. Mariaon 20 Sep 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Hello! Just wanted to thank you so much for this delicious and healthy version of the pancit. My family said it’s the best pancit that I’ve ever made. I love the idea of using pea sprouts vs. the shredded cabbage and the ponzu sauce. I’ve used the soy sauce and the calamansi juice in my other pancit recipes but this gave it a little different flavor. Your pictures are awesome too!!!!

  29. Tesson 19 Jan 2013 at 12:34 am

    Im working on a food information handout at our missions conference and we will be serving pansit. i would like to get your permission to use your picture of the pansit if possible. Thank you for your consideration. Address to your blog will be printed as a source.

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