Chicken Pancit Medley is an easy chicken pancit recipe that I made using two types of noodles, bihon and sotanghon. The first noodle is known as rice sticks. Pancit bihon is a good dish to make with it. Sotanghon is called green bean thread. This delicious pancit dish is quick and easy to make. It is also budget-friendly.
What is Pancit?
Pancit is a type of Filipino noodle dish. The noodles may vary depending on the kind of pancit recipe being prepared. For example, this recipe makes use of rice noodles called bihon. Flour sticks or noodle is also used to make pancit canton, pancit habhab, and pancit bato.
The chicken meat that I used from this pancit recipe was from the leg quarters. I use chicken leg quarters most of the time for dishes such as this because it is cheaper and tasty too. I started by boiling the chicken in water. This process totally cooked the chicken and made it tender. As a bonus, chicken stock was produced in the process. This means that we saved more money because we do not need to buy chicken stock to make our pancit.
Tips in Making Pancit
I tried to make this dish simple by using less veggie. Celery, carrot, cabbage, and parsley are all that we need. These vegetables were prepared beforehand by stir-frying. If you do not prefer to stir-fry the vegetables, you can also blanch it. You can learn more about blanching vegetables by referring to our Pancit Canton Recipe.
Make sure that you soak the noodles in water first before you start to cook. Do this by filling a large mixing bowl or even a large cooking pot with tap water. Put the noodles in and soak for 10 minutes. The noodles will absorb the water making it softer and easier to cook later on.
How to Cook Pancit
Cooking pancit is a simple process. As mentioned above, there are only minor preparations required. This recipe suggests to boil bone-in chicken until fully cooked. The meat is then shredded and will be used to cook pancit. Then noodles, on the other hand, should be soaked in water until tender. This makes cooking easier.
Start by stir-frying the veggies. Heat oil in pan and then saute cabbage and carrots. You can also saute half of the onion if preferred. Set the cooked veggies aside. This will be added back towards the end the cooking process.
Saute onion, celery, and garlic on the same pan. Add the shredded chicken and pour-in some soy sauce and the chicken stock. Note that the stock refers to the water used to boil the chicken earlier. Let it boil and cook for a couple of minutes before adding the soaked pancit noodles.
Toss the noodles until the liquid is fully consumed. Add the sir-fried veggies and season. Serve with calamansi or lemon.