Filipino Main Dish Recipes

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

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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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

Pork and Shrimp Pancit

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A traditional Pancit taught to me by a Filipino friend while stationed overseas. Delicious and easy! Thanks, Ditas!
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Chicken Tinola

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This is a easy one-pot dish from the Philippines. It contains meat and vegetables all cooked together in one savory dish.

Filipino Beef Giniling (Afritada Style)

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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.

Grandma Nena's Lumpia and Pancit

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This is my grandma's lumpia and pancit that she has been making since before the family moved to the U.S. when my dad was a child. This is very popular with both family and friends. As soon as my friends in high school discovered my grandma was in town, my house became THE place for lunch! She serves her lumpia with a garlic and vinegar dipping sauce. It's very pungent, but oh so tasty. You can make a large batch of the lumpia and freeze it, so you can fry up some when ever you crave it! Spring roll wrappers are the best to use, they are thinner and lighter than egg roll wrappers.

Quick and Easy Pancit

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Quick, Easy and delicious! Will remind you of Island Fiestas!

Chicken Arroz Caldo (Chicken Rice Porridge)

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This is a soupy dish that is served mainly for a snack.

Pinakbet

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This is a vegetable dish from the Philippines that can be served as an everyday dish or when you have company. Since it also contains pork and prawns, you can eat it as a one-pot meal.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pork and Shrimp Pancit

"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

See how to cook a rich and satisfying adobo made with duck legs.

Authentic Filipino Pancit

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This recipe was given to me by my boss and her friend (Emmy and Judy) who are Filipino. This is a basic chicken pancit that has a flavor that is unbeatable.