Pininyahang Manok literally translates to pineapple chicken. This Recipe calls for chicken slices to be marinated in pineapple juice then stewed with pineapple chunks. Aside from pineapples, secondary ingredients such as carrots, bell pepper, and milk make-up the dish.
There are some variations of this dish. One of my favorites is Pininyahang Manok sa Gata, which uses coconut milk instead of evaporated or fresh milk. It is richer and it tastes great too.
I used fresh milk in this recipe because it is the component of the pineapple chicken that I grew-up eating. It never ceases to give me that nostalgic feeling.
This dish is both healthy and delicious. It has a good amount of protein and vitamins. We can even make it healthier by using healthier types of oil for sautéing. Olive oil is a good example. Sunflower oil is also great. It has low saturated fats and it can help reduce cholesterol.
We all know that chicken is rich in protein, but how about pineapple? Here are some benefits of pineapple that you should know.
There are also other dishes that makes use of pineapple that you should consider trying.
Fried chicken should be tasty and juicy as far as I am concerned. The outside should also have a nice crispy texture while the meat should be as tender as possible. This is what my pineapple fried chicken recipe is all about.
I also enjoy eating Filipino adobo. I like both pork and chicken versions. One recipe that I use a lot is pork adobo with pineapple juice. the result is to die for. It also makes use of boiled eggs. How exciting! Here is the recipe for it.
How to Cook
Start by marinating the chicken slices in pineapple juice. Since I am using canned pineapple chunks for this recipe, I marinated it in the juice that comes in the can. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes. This helps the chicken absorb the flavors from the juice and it can also help tenderize the chicken meat. I suggest marinating longer for best results.
Next is to saute garlic and onion. You can do this by sautéing the onion first followed by the garlic, of you can do the opposite. It does not matter. I personally saute the garlic first only if I want my dish to have that roasted garlic flavor, which can be derived from browned garlic.
Start to cook the marinated chicken until the sides turn light brown. Pour pineapple juice, add pineapple chunks, and let boil. You can also add milk in this step as indicated in the recipe. However, you can also opt to add a cup or so of water first and boil the chicken until it tenderizes completely. Add the milk afterwards.
Add the veggies. Start with the ones that take more time to tenderize. It is the carrot in our case. Cook for around 5 minutes before adding the capsicum or bell peppers.
Season you dish with fish sauce and ground black pepper.
This is perfect to pair with warm white rice. Enjoy!
Try this Pininyahang Manok recipe. Enjoy!
- Marinate the chicken in pineapple juice/concentrate (derived from the can of pineapple chunks) for 20 to 30 minutes
- Pour the cooking oil in a cooking pot / casserole then apply heat
- Sauté the garlic, onion, and tomatoes
- Put-in the chicken and cook until color of the outer part turns light brown
- Add the pineapple juice/concentrate marinade and fresh milk then bring to a boil
- Add the pineapple chunks and simmer until the chicken is tender and half of the liquid evaporates (about 20 to 30 minutes).
- Put-in the carrots and simmer for 5 minutes
- Add the bell pepper and fish sauce then simmer for 3 minutes
- Remove from the cooking pot / casserole and transfer to a serving dish.
- Serve hot. Share and enjoy!
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m velasco says
i’ve tried this recipe and everybody in my family loved it! thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you!you made the impossible (cooking) possible!my husband and parents love this dish!
Vanjo Merano says
You’re welcome, Ditas.
It was only this Monday, San Pablo City Fiesta that i tried cooking this Pininyahang Manok to be served to our guests. Well. . . i’ve got compliments and they said…it’s good. I replied by saying Thanks to Panlasang Pinoy. Your recipes are simple and easy to cook. Thank you so much!
instead of fresh milk i used full cream milk
Hi.. thank you so much for making this website.. I’m here in Australia just recently migrated from Philippines. And my mom in law here has an Asian restaurant they cook and selling Filipino food. And I’m helping them and they are really impressed when I cooked this recipe. I’ve learned a lot in this website and I’m very thankful. More power to you. And God bless you always.
Thanks for sharing this recipe.,,I asked my mother to buy the ingredients because I’m so excited to try this one.,,BRAVO!! ^_^
Sharon Espinosa says
Panlasang Pinoy never failed me… It always come in handy whenever I need a resource to double-check my recipe!
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liam bien camba says
how many serving it could serve with this quantity of ingredients?
Bernadette Palomares says
sir.. baguhan lang po.. how many kilos of chicken would be preferred kung 15 -- 20 persons? same din sa ibang ingredients.. except for the bell pepper and carrots you indicated in your video.. thanks!!!
this is tonight’s dinner! thanks alot again 🙂
thanks for all the help.Is it okay to marinate the chicken overnight?because i already marinated the chicken and i decided to cook it tomorrow because its already late.i think it would be great to serve it freshly cooked.
Hi! Good day to you. I’ve been a subscriber of Panlasang Pinoy since last year and I haven’t tried your recipes until yesterday. I am a working mom here in KSA with a 1 1/2 year old baby girl so no matter how much i want to try all your recipes, i don’t have time and energy. We just came back from our vacation a week ago and i feel more relaxed so i try this one. And you know what, I am so satisfied….. Now i am more eager to try cooking something else…..maybe next friday i will try EGG FOO YOUNG….. Keep up the good works…and thank you soooo much.
thank you for this, now i know how to cook he2x! my baby like it! i will try the other simple recipe!
thank you for this, now i know how to cook he2x! my friends like it! i will try the other simple recipe!
I made this recipe for my family yesterday! They really loved it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Is it from a certain region of the Philippines?
Yum, I love cooking with pineapple. This is a must try for me. hanks for sharing. Great recipe for the upcoming holidays.
pede po ba ang evap kung walang fresh milk
hi gudam…i made a notebook for all the recipes hehhehehe