Chicken Pancit Habhab

Chicken Pancit Habhab is a version of Quezon Province’s famous pancit. This dish makes use of chicken as the protein ingredient, instead of the usual pork and pork liver. Now, you can make it in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Chicken Pancit Habhab

How to Cook Chicken Pancit Habhab

Cooking pancit habhab is almost the same as cooking any other pancit dishes (see this 30 ways on how to cook pancit post). The main difference has something to do with the ingredients, specifically the type of noodles used.

Start by partially cooking the vegetables. Do this by stir-frying everything all together and season with salt and ground black pepper. There are several veggie options for this dish. Here are some:

Vegetable ingredients:

  • chayote
  • snow pea
  • snap pea
  • carrot
  • cabbage
  • bok choy
  • parsley

Chicken Pancit Habhab

I usually cook the chayote (sayote) first as it takes longer to cook compared to the others. The last is always the green leafy ones such as the bok choy.

Pancit hab hab is usually prepared using pork and liver. This recipe makes use of chicken instead.

Note that the chicken was prepared in advance. I did it by boiling in 5 cups water for around 40 minutes. The chicken was cooled down afterwards and shredded. Remember to save the chicken stock. It is needed for this recipe.

Here are the meat ingredients that can be used to make this type of pancit dish:

Meat / protein ingredients:

  • chicken
  • pork
  • pork liver
  • fried tofu

Once the veggies have been stir-fried, saute onion and garlic and then add shredded chicken. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes and add the seasoning. I am using Knorr Chicken SavorRich for this recipe. It does a good job in providing extra chicken flavor to the dish.

Add the chicken stock and soy sauce. Let it boil before putting the habhab noodles into the pot. Cook in low heat while gently tossing the noodles until the liquid is fully consumed. Season with ground black pepper and add back the stir-fried vegetables next.

This is usually served on a small piece of banana leaf and eaten without any utensils. Try to add a bit of vinegar before eating for best results.

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