Using canned sardines as the main meat, Pancit sardinas is an easy but tasty variation to cook pancit, the very popular Filipino noodle dish.

Pansit Sardinas

Using canned sardines as the main meat, Pancit sardinas is an easy but tasty variation to cook pancit, the very popular Filipino noodle dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 602 kcal
Author sanna

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fishballs sliced ( available in Asian supermarkets, frozen aisles)
  • 1 piece chicken breast
  • 1 and ½ cup chicken stock stock from boiling the chicken breast
  • 2 155 g canned sardines regular or spicy - found in Asian aisles
  • 100 g pancit bihon noodles
  • 100 g pancit canton noodles

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken breast and 3 cups of water to a pot and let boil. Cook until chicken is tender enough to be flaked by a fork. Set aside the broth and flake the chicken by hand or by using two forks.
  2. Pour contents of canned sardines into a bowl. Mash the sardines meat using a fork.
  3. Heat oil in a large pan or wok, cook the fishballs, stirring constantly to avoid burning. Remove fishballs from pan and set aside.

  4. Add more oil if necessary. Saute garlic and onion in the same wok until soft. Add the mashed sardines with the sauce. Stir for about two minutes.

  5. Add the chicken stock (from boiling the chicken)  and let boil. Add the noodles. Lower heat, stir and combine ingredients and cook until noodles are soft and the liquid has been absorbed. Add water or chicken stock if needed. Add the fishballs and season with salt and pepper.

  6. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pansit Sardinas
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 151mg50%
Sodium 1279mg56%
Potassium 1134mg32%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.