Chicken Rice Binalot

Chicken Pastil Recipe

This classic Mindanao dish uses the rich flavor of chicken infused with local spices combined with rice wrapped in banana leaves to add in more fresh flavors.
  • 25 MINS

    Cooking Time

  • Easy


  • 40 MINS

    Prep Time

  • 5 People


  • 1 whole chicken quartered, cleaned
  • 1 tsp black peppercorn
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 large onion, peeled and minced
  • 1 thumb size ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Knorr Chicken Cube
  • Knorr Liquid Seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • banana leaves for wrapping
  • 1 1/2 kilos white rice (cooked)

  1. Boil quartered chicken with salt, bay leaf, and peppercorn.

  2. Shred chicken and set aside.

  3. Sauté onions, garlic, and ginger in a pan.

  4. Add chicken flakes, Knorr broth, and soy sauce.

  5. Season with Knorr Liquid Seasoning, salt, and pepper.

  6. Place rice and chicken mixture on banana leaves.

  7. Wrap into a parcel and enjoy on a picnic.

  8. Begin by getting your stock pot nice and hot and place the quartered chicken in with a tablespoon of salt, bay leaf and peppercorn. Pour enough water to cover the chicken and bring this to a boil until the chicken is tender. Strain and set aside to cool.

  9. Shred and flake the chicken from the bones with the use of a fork or your fingers. Set this aside.

  10. Get another pan and make sure it’s nice and hot and throw in the onions and garlic. Cook this until the garlic is slightly brown and onions are translucent before adding the ginger. Cook until you can smell the lovely aroma from the vegetables.

  11. Throw in the chicken flakes and sauté briefly before adding the Knorr Chicken broth (1Knorr Chicken cube dissolved in 2 cups water) and soy sauce.

  12. For that umami flavour season with Knorr Liquid Seasoning, salt and pepper then set aside.

  13. Now this is the exciting part, on banana leaves, place a cup of steamed rice on top with half a cup of chicken mixture. Wrap this into a parcel form and then fold.

  14. Finally, you are done! These are now ready to be enjoyed by the whole family while on a picnic.

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