|Cooking pininyahang manok is easy.|
Cooking pininyahang manok or pineapple chicken is very similar to my pineapple pork recipe. The main difference is the protein we'll use and a some tweaks. Cooking this dish with chicken or pork would depend entirely on your preference... or the available "meats" you have in your fridge. Let's start.
Ingredients in cooking pininyahang manok:
- cooking oil
- garlic, crushed
- red onions, chopped
- chicken, cut in bite-size
|Chicken cuts in cooking pininyahang manok.|
- sausage or hotdogs, cut in the same size as the chicken
- pineapple chunks and syrup
- evaporated milk
- quick-melt cheese (optional but preferred)
- carrots, cut in the same size as the chicken
- red bell pepper, julienne-d
- fish sauce
- salt and pepper, to taste
|Cooking pininyahang manok with pinepapple, carrots and cheese.|
Let's begin cooking pininyahang manok.
1. Pour cooking oil in a hot pan.
2. Saute' a portion of the crushed garlic.
3. Cook the chicken in the pan. Stir-fry well.
4. When the chicken is cooked, put in the hotdogs or sausages. Instead of using Purefoods' Tender Juicy hotdogs, I bought a piece of smoked sausage from a nearby store. You can use whatever is available in your homes.
5. When the proteins are cooked, set aside.
6. Season this mixture with fish sauce and pepper while resting.
|Resting proteins while cooking pininyahang manok.|
7. In the same pan, saute' the rest of the garlic together with the red onions.
8. Fry the carrots.
9. Mix in the flavored proteins when the carrots turn into a more radiant color.
10. Add in the red bell pepper. Mix well.
11. Pour in the pineapple syrup, pineapple bits and the cheese.
12. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to boil.
|Cooking pininyahang manok: mix everything together.|
13. Season with fish sauce and pepper.
14. Add the milk to make the dish creamy. Take care not to put too much.
15. Allow it to boil one last time under low heat.
16. Season further with salt and pepper as to your liking.
17. When cooked, remove from heat. Keep the lid on until ready to serve.
Cooking pininyahang manok is often done during gatherings and special occasions. But why wait for an event when you know the secrets to this simple home cooking recipe. More so, don't worry about cooking too much of this dish. It's one of those recipes that when kept longer gets more appetizing. It stays good in the fridge for more than a week.
Enjoy cooking pininyahang manok! Remember me when you cook.
About the Author: Beingwell loves simple home cooking recipes. She enjoys sharing her quick easy meals, including Filipino cooking recipes in this blog.