Recipe: Chicken Pastil By Asian Food Channel

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


Serves 3 -4 people

  • 4 pcs chicken breast
    About 150 g per chicken breast
  • 2 cups rice
  • 4 banana leaves
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 5 cm ginger
  • 3 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 4 ½ cups water
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil


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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

Step 6- Plate and serve!

Place chicken pastil on serving dish and serve hot.

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