Filipino Pancit Bihon


This healthy version of the classic Filipino noodle dish pancit bihon has plenty of vegetables, along with chicken and pork. And since it comes together in about a half-hour, this traditional party food can do double duty as an easy weeknight dinner.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
9 cups


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 8 ounces pork tenderloin, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken thighs, thinly sliced

  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 3 cups shredded cabbage

  • 2 cups snow peas, halved

  • 1 ½ cups halved and sliced carrots

  • 1 cup chopped celery leaves

  • 1 (8 ounce) package pancit bihon rice noodles (see Tip)

  • 2 ½ tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add pork and chicken; cook, stirring, until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Add broth, cabbage, snow peas, carrots and celery leaves to the pot. Bring to a simmer; cook until the vegetables are mostly tender, about 5 minutes. Add pancit bihon and cook, stirring, until the liquid is absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the pork and chicken; cook, stirring, until heated through, 2 minutes more. Stir in soy sauce and serve.


Tip: Pancit bihon rice noodles, also called rice sticks or rice vermicelli, can be found at some supermarkets, Asian grocers and online. Excellent Rice Stick is one good brand.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

341 Calories
8g Fat
46g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 341
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Vitamin A 5782IU 116%
Vitamin C 26mg 28%
Folate 36mcg 9%
Sodium 379mg 16%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 41mg 10%
Potassium 653mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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