Savory deliciousness with a hint of sweetness and lemony tang is this tried and tested EASY recipe for the classic Filipino noodle stir-fry PANCIT! Perfect for any party as it is a sure crowd-pleaser and makes a huge batch.
Boil the chicken (1 large breast or 2 thighs) in over 3 cups of water (or enough water to cover the meat). Cook until tender. Reserve about 3 cups of the liquid remaining. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, shred them or slice into small pieces. Set aside.
Heat oil in a big wok. Saute garlic and onion for a minute. Add the cooked chicken and season with a little salt and pepper. Stir in the veggies and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until a little tender.
Pour about 2 1/2 cups of the reserved liquid into the wok. Season with the soy and oyster sauces and sugar. Bring to a boil.
When it begins to boil add the egg noodles (pancit canton, if using this as combo with rice stick noodles). Press and fold the noodles a few times to ensure it gets soaked in the sauce. When it starts to soften stir in the rice stick noodles/pancit bihon. Continue to stir and fold the noodles while trying to soak them in the sauce until all the liquid has dried up and the noodles are tender.
Add some more stock or water if the sauce dries up before the noodles are tender. Taste and adjust seasoning with a little salt and pepper, if desired. Serve with calamansi (or lemon/lime) – squeeze a few drops on your noodles before eating for some extra flavor and tang! Enjoy!
If you do not have wheat or egg allergy try the 2 noodle combo – replace one pack of Bihon noodles with another 8 oz pack of Pansit Canton (Egg-Wheat Noodles) Philippine Brand. Of course, you can use other Asian brands but the Philippine brands I have tried and tested for this recipe. Other Asian brand of noodles (especially the Bihon variety) may take longer to cook and may have to be soaked in water first before using.