Chicken pastel
Chicken pastel with hotdog, chorizo, potatoes, and carrots
Alternative namesPastel de pollo
Place of originPhilippines
Serving temperatureHot
VariationsPork pastel
Similar dishesChicken and mushroom pie, Chicken à la King

Chicken pastel, also known as pastel de pollo, is a traditional stew or pie from the Philippines made with chicken, sausages, mushrooms, peas, carrots, potatoes, soy sauce, and various spices in a creamy sauce. The sausages used are usually dry chorizos like chorizo de Bilbao or chorizo de Macao, Vienna sausages, and/or hotdogs. It originates from the Spanish dish pastel de pollo, but differs in that Filipino chicken pastel is usually not baked into a pie, uses local Philippine ingredients, and is usually eaten with white rice. It can also be made with pork, in which case it is known as pork pastel. It is commonly served during the Christmas season.[1][2][3][4][5]


Chicken pastel is a rice meal with shredded chicken, or less commonly beef or fish. Other Ingredients are onion, garlic, ginger, red chili peppers, soy sauce, cooking oil, salt and pepper.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Manalo, Lalaine. "Chicken Pastel". Kawaling Pinoy. Retrieved 8 July 2023.
  2. ^ "Chicken Pastel". FoxyFolksy. Retrieved 8 July 2023.
  3. ^ Agbanlog, Liza. "Chicken Pastel". Salu Salo Recipes. Retrieved 8 July 2023.
  4. ^ "Creamy Pork Pastel Recipe". Pinoy Food Guide. Retrieved 8 July 2023.
  5. ^ "Creamy Chicken Pastel". Panlasang Pinoy. Retrieved 8 July 2023.
  6. ^ "Spicy Chicken Pastil Recipe - CEO Chicken". 2023-09-25. Retrieved 2023-10-22.