Cooking with ABC13 GOYA: Elita shares her particular pancit dish celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


ABC13 Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We have teamed up with Goya Foods to bring you a one-of-a-kind dish that is easy to prepare! Elita Loresca is in the GOYA kitchen to share her family recipe for pancit, a traditional Filipino meal! It’s hearty and full of flavor and GOYA goodness!

This week’s recipe: Pancit


2 teaspoons of peanut oil
3 cups cooked chicken breast, diced
1 tbsp GOYA chopped garlic
1 small yellow onion, finely diced
1 pack of bihon noodles
1 cup of fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup carrots, thinly sliced
1 small head of cabbage, chopped up
12 ounces low sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
2 lemons, cut into wedges


1-Make Pancit Sauce: Mix the chicken broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar in a large mixing bowl and whisk.
2-In a large wok or deep pan, heat peanut oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, green beans, and carrots. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add additional oil as needed.
3-Add cabbage and chicken to the pan. Keep stirring until the chicken is heated through, adding salt and pepper to taste.
4- Add the pancit sauce to the pan over medium heat. Stir and let heat for about a minute. Add bihon noodles to swirl. Turn the pasta with tongs and press it into the pan from all sides. The heated pancit sauce softens noodles when turned and coated.
5-Add more chicken broth if needed. Once the pasta is cooked, mix all the ingredients together in a pan with tongs. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

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GOYA Foods is 85 years old this year! Goya Foods is the largest source of authentic Latino cuisine and the largest Hispanic food company in the United States. Founded in 1936 by Don Prudencio Unanue and his wife Carolina, both from Spain, the Goya story is about both the importance of the family and the realization of the American dream. Learn more about GOYA Foods.