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Chicken Sotanghon Guisado

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Sotanghon Guisado is a noodle dish made from sotanghon. It is also known as cellophane noodles or Chinese vermicelli. The term “guisado” was derived from the Filipino word “gisa” which means to sauté.
  Vermicelli noodles 1⁄2 Pound (Sotanghon)
  Chicken 1 Pound
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Onion 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), diced
  Whole peppercorn 1 Teaspoon
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Annatto water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Tablespoon, minced
  Onion leeks 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Carrots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), julienned
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon

1. Pour water in the cooking pot and apply heat.

2. When the water starts boiling, add celery, 3/4 cup diced onions, whole peppercorns, and chicken

3. Simmer for 40 to 60 minutes then turn off the heat and let cool.

4. Remove the meat from the chicken using your hands. Discard the bones and skin. Set aside.

5. Filter the liquid using a strainer and set aside. This will be the chicken broth.

6. Soak the noodles in water until it becomes soft.

7. Heat a clean wok or cooking pot and pour-in cooking oil.

8. When the oil is hot enough, sauté garlic and the remaining 3/4 cup diced onions.

9. Add-in chicken and cook for 2 minutes.

10. Pour-in annatto water and chicken broth then bring to a boil.

11. Stir-in the carrots and half of the chopped onion leeks. Cook for 3 minutes.

12. Add the noodles and fish sauce then cook for another 2 minutes.

13. Transfer to a serving plate and top with remaining onion leeks and place lemon or calamansi slices on the side.

14. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
Filipino Vermicelli with Chicken
This video is in Filipino.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1183 Calories from Fat 383

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.7%

Saturated Fat 9.4 g47.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 152 mg50.7%

Sodium 2227.3 mg92.8%

Total Carbohydrates 127 g42.2%

Dietary Fiber 9.7 g38.9%

Sugars 15.9 g

Protein 67 g133.1%

Vitamin A 116.9% Vitamin C 42.7%

Calcium 15.3% Iron 27.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken Sotanghon Guisado Recipe Video, Filipino Vermicelli With Chicken