Chicken Pastil

Based on 8 ratings

10

min

Preparation

30

min

Cook

Med

Difficulty

5

Steps

10

Ingredients

Steamed rice with fragrant sauteed chicken wrapped in banana leaves for a aromatic touch. A popular Filipino delicacy that will surely entice your guest!

Let's start cooking!

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Step 1 - Cook rice

  • In a pot on high heat, add 4 ½ cups water with rinsed rice. Bring water to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce to low heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes until rice has fully absorbed water. Set aside to cool.

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Step 2 - Boil and shred chicken breast

  • In a pot of boiling water, boil chicken breast for 10 to 15 minutes until fully cooked. Once cooked, remove from water and shred chicken breasts with 2 forks.

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Step 3 - Fry aromatics

  • In a pan on medium heat, heat 3 Tbsp vegetable oil and fry yellow onions, garlic, and ginger for 3 to 4 minutes, until onions appear slightly translucent.

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Step 4 - Add shredded chicken breast and seasoning

  • In the same pan, add shredded chicken, 3 Tbsp light soy sauce and 3 Tbsp fish sauce. Stir-fry for 5 minutes, until chicken takes on color. Set aside.

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Step 5- Wrap chicken pastil

  • On a flat working surface, lay out a piece of banana leaf and place 1 cup cooked rice in the middle of the leaf. Place 2 Tbsp sauteed chicken in a line, down the middle of the cooked rice.
  • Fold in the sides of the leaf over the filling, followed by the edge closest to you and the other end like a parcel.

    If you want to add more flavor to the rice, add in 1 knotted pandan leaf in step 1 with the rice and water

Plate and serve!

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Place chicken pastil on serving dish and serve hot.

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