Chicken Pancit - Canton & Bihon Noodles!

Pancit is an extremely popular Filipino dish that has noodles, vegetables, and meat. There are tons of variations on how to make this delicious and savory dish. Every pancit recipe that you may come across is different and special in its own way! There are some that have eggs, Chinese sausage, pork, shrimp, or beef. Other versions may only have vegetables. You can add whatever vegetables and meat your heart desires! This recipe will focus on chicken pancit!

 

 

When looking for a recipe, you may come across these two options: pancit bihon and pancit canton. The difference between the two is that pancit bihon uses bihon noodles which are better known as vermicelli (rice stick noodles) and pancit canton uses flour stick noodles. These are the pre-fried wheat based noodles.

 

 

Pancit is so fun and so versatile that you’ll be able to add whatever you want to it. In the future, I’m definitely going to be trying out different versions! This recipe also is a HUGE portion, which makes it perfect to make for any get-together with family or friends.

 

 

As always, if you decide to try this chicken pancit recipe out, please let me know your thoughts down below in the comments!

 

Ciao for now!

 

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Notes For Cooking

 

Soak the bihon noodles in water before you start chopping your vegetables for the pancit. I had to continually keep checking on it to make sure that all of the noodles were submerged under water once they got soft. KEEP CHECKING.

 

The recipe calls for Tamari, but you can also use Soy Sauce. Tamari is a regular condiment in my household due to gluten allergies. So if you have soy sauce, use it!

 

Other Recipes

 

If you enjoyed this recipe, take a look at the recipes down below! I have some other Filipino favorites listed!

 

Garlic Fried Rice – This recipe is perfect any time of the day especially breakfast! If you like garlic, this has loads of it!

 

Beef Mechado – This recipe is a great stew! It is hot now, but when it starts to cool down and you need something warm and comforting, you may like this! The beef and potatoes shine in this dish! One of my favorites!

 

Cost Analysis

 

Lastly, take a look at this cost analysis. It shows how much it costs to make chicken pancit. We don’t realize it, but sometimes it so much cheaper to make things at home versus buying them at the store! Yes, sometimes it takes a while and sometimes it’s more convenient, but how can you deny that price?

 

Chicken Pancit Cost Analysis

Chicken Pancit

Chicken Pancit - Canton & Bihon Noodles!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Vegetables, Chicken, Meatless Monday, Noodles, Pancit
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 172kcal
Cost: $15.85

Ingredients

  • 1 package Vermicelli Rice Stick Noodles $2.29
  • 1 package Pancit Flour Stick Noodles $2.99
  • 2 piece Carrots $0.13
  • 1 piece Cabbage $2.10
  • 1/2 lb Green String Beans $0.26
  • 1 lb Chicken Breast $2.99
  • 1/2 cup Oil $4.02
  • 1/2 cup Onion $0.60
  • 1 tbsp Tamari $0.17
  • 2 tbsp Garlic $0.07
  • 1 cube Chicken Bouillon $0.10
  • 6 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce Optional $0.13

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, soak the vermicelli (rick stick) noodles in water until it becomes soft.
  • In a heated wok, add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add chicken, garlic, onion, and tamari Cook chicken until light brown.
    I use Tamari, but you can also use soy sauce.
  • Add water and chicken bouillon cube to the mix and bring to a low simmer.
  • Add vegetables into the mix and continue to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add pancit noodles (flour noodles) and gently fold until noodles become soft.
  • Add vermicelli noodles into the mix and gently fold until incorporated throughout.
    *If using oyster sauce, add during this step.
  • Simmer over low heat until noodles have absorbed all the broth.
    Keep an eye out so it does not burn once all the broth is gone!
    If noodles are dry, you can add a small amount of Tamari or Soy Sauce.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Notes

Please note that *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Cost Analysis

Estimate: $ for servings or $ per serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1436IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg