Chicken Pastil is a Filipino breakfast recipe popular in Mindanao prepared with steamed rice topped with shredded chicken
- 1 kg chicken thighs, skin and bone on
- 4 pcs shallots, finely chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp turmeric
- freshly ground black pepper
- 2 1/2 cups white rice
- 1/2 cup glutinous rice
- sliced cucumber
- sliced tomatoes
- boiled eggs
- banana leaf
- Prepare the rice, Place rice on your rice cooker pot, rinse rice in cold water. Drain rice fully. Add 3 1/4 cups of water. Place pot into rice cooker then press cook.
- Prepare the kagikit, in a pan add a bit of oil then brown chicken thighs on all sides. Add 1 1/2 cups of water (the lesser amount of liquid the better so the taste won’t be diluted) then bring it to a boil, cover your pan then simmer it in low heat and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken can be flaked easily.
- Remove the chicken from the pan, reserve the liquid. Flake the chicken then set it aside.
In a clean pan, add oil then sauté garlic and onions, cook until onions are soft. Add the shredded chicken and turmeric. Stir fry for a minute.
- Add the soy sauce and freshly ground black pepper, continue to cook while constantly stirring for 5 minutes in medium heat, add a bit of the reserved liquid to give it some moisture.
- Season with salt if necessary.
- Prepare your banana leaf, run the banana leaf over a stove top with fire on, once it turns shiny, do it on the other side. This will release the banana leaf oil.
- For each serving prepare a banana leaf on a work surface, add rice on top and shape it as a log, top it with kagikit then roll the banana leaf and seal the sides. Serve with sliced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes and boiled eggs.
Steamed rice with shredded chicken…sounds great for any meal!
Pastil… enough dish I’ve never heard of nor tried. But as always the combination of flavours and textures sounds wonderful!
Love learning about all these Filipino foods! The banana leaf gives it so much flavour!
That looks good! You can get banana leaf easily there? Here, we have our version of the otak-otak (fish flakes in banana leaf). My missus modified that, using meat instead. I guess if we add rice as the base, that should be similar to your pastil.
Laura has always loved savory breakfast recipes, and I’m fairly certain she would be all over this. It sounds delicious! Now I just need to figure out where to get banana leaves…
Beautiful presentation, Raymund! I love savory breakfast — but mostly have them on the weekends…
Not only does it look delicious, it’s so easy! Who doesn’t like a tasty chicken and rice dish?