Filipino Main Dish Recipes

Let Allrecipes help you make a delicious Filipino dinner with top rated recipes for chicken adobo, pancit, and much more.

Staff Picks

Instant Pot® Ginataang Salmon (Filipino Salmon in Coconut Milk)

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
This is a traditional Filipino fish stew, made with coconut milk and veggies. Serve this with white rice and you'll feel like you're experiencing your backpacking trip through the Filipino islands once again. Serve with a bowl of white rice on the side.

Chicken Adobo with Coconut Milk (Adobo sa Gata)

Rating: 4 stars 4
In the Philippines, adobo is both a beloved cooking technique and a tangy marinated and braised meat dish. It's akin to the French coq au vin, but with a flavor all its own. You can use different types of meat or fish, but chicken is a favorite. Serve with steamed or fried rice.

Nina's Filipino Fried Rice

Rating: 5 stars 2
This is a delicious take on fried rice straight out of the Philippines. Bacon makes this dish crispy and oh, so good!

Lumpia in the Air Fryer

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Air-fried lumpia? Your taste buds will never know the difference, but your waistline will! The same crispiness and tastiness is in this lumpia recipe without having to deep fry.

Filippino Lechon Kawali

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Crispy pan-fried pork belly. Mix all the sauce ingredients and serve lechon kawali while it's hot.

Instant Pot® Filipino Chicken Adobo

Rating: 5 stars 10
All the flavor you love in Filipino chicken adobo without hours of marinating thanks to the Instant Pot®. Serve over rice, if desired.

Chicken Tinola

Rating: 4.5 stars 84
Chicken, squash, bok choy, and spinach in a savory, ginger-flavored broth.

Filipino Beef Giniling (Afritada Style)

Rating: 5 stars 10
This dish is one of my favorites to eat. It's a comfort food for me, and I love it. This is my own personal way of making this. It's pretty easy to make and does not take long all. This dish is a Philippine dish, and it is usually eaten with white rice. Contrary to the picture, you will not add peas.

Quick and Easy Pancit

Rating: 4.5 stars 462
Quick pancit recipe made with rice noodles, chicken, cabbage, and carrots.

Chicken Arroz Caldo (Chicken Rice Porridge)

Rating: 5 stars 73
This is a soupy dish that is served mainly for a snack.

Adobong Pusit (Squid Adobo)

Rating: 4 stars 10
This Filipino squid recipe tastes best if you use fresh, smaller squid. Squid is simmered with onion, garlic, tomato, vinegar, and soy sauce for a tasty meal.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pork and Shrimp Pancit
Rating: Unrated 173
"This is a fantastic recipe for pancit. I have been using it for about 4 years now. Restaurant-quality!" – blütedame
Chef John's Duck Adobo
Rating: Unrated 31
See how to cook a rich and satisfying adobo made with duck legs.
Chicken Arroz Caldo (Chicken Rice Porridge)
Rating: 5 stars 68

This Filipino porridge features chicken wings and rice in chicken broth.