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Filipino pancit bihon recipe

Spaghetti Squash Filipino Pancit Bihon – Low Carb

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 151kcal
Filipino pancit is a stir-fry of meat and vegetables with noodles mixed in. This low carb chicken version replaces the rice noodles with spaghetti squash.
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  • 4 cups spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pounds chicken breast sliced thin
  • ½ head cabbage sliced thinly
  • 1 small carrot cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup green beans cut
  • ¼ cup soy sauce or tamari, or coconut aminos
  • lemon optional


  • Roast the spaghetti squash in the oven: Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Lay the two halves skin side up on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Cook in the oven for about 30-40 minutes or until the squash is cooked but still a bit firm. Flip each squash half and let it sit flesh side up until cool enough to handle. Using a fork, scrape the flesh lengthwise to strip it into thin strands. Measure out 4 cups of the strands in a bowl and set aside. (I actually cooked the squash the night before and refrigerated it so the "noodles" were ready to put into the pancit the next evening.)
  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken with onion and garlic until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Stir in cabbage, carrots, green beans and soy sauce. Cook until cabbage begins to soften.
  •  Toss in spaghetti squash "noodles" and cook until heated through, stirring constantly. 
  • Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with cut lemon (we usually squeeze the lemon juice onto our pancit).



Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1017IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 6 g | % Carbs: 16.7 % | % Protein: 58.3 % | % Fat: 25 % | SmartPoints: 3
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    [cholesterol] => 58
    [sodium] => 447
    [potassium] => 515
    [sugar] => 3
    [vitamin_a] => 1017
    [vitamin_c] => 21
    [calcium] => 40
    [iron] => 1

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