Cooking Pininyahang Manok

If you like a saucy dish, cooking pininyahang manok (pineapple chicken recipe) is a simple home cooking meal that you may want to learn. It's so easy, you'd love yourself more!

Cooking Pininyahang Manok
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
Cooking Pininyahang Manok
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
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.

Cooking Pininyahang Manok
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
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. 
Enjoy cooking like a pro!


  1. delicious! it looks different than how my dad cooks it, but secretly? i think yours looks better. lol, the chicken isn't cut up like that so my brothers and i keep having to fight over our share.

  2. had a hard time reading your post there's a pop up message (1 free tarot reading) that wont go. Anyways I love how details your recipe for pininyahang manok is. its been awhile since i've last cooked one of these. completely forgot about it actually =) thanks for the recipe I'll cook this recipe again

  3. Haven't tasted chicken and pineapple together. I should let my mom try this recipe. She loves experimenting in the kitchen.

  4. my nanay cook this dish wonderfully as well and I like the linamnam/savory flavor of both the chicken and the milk that goes with it with the sweet-sourness of the pineapple...

  5. This is a wonderful and easy dish to prepare, too bad I'm the only one in my family who likes it. :(

  6. Im not really a fan of this dish, so mom sometimes do different versions of it. Anything just with pineapple. :D

  7. aha! another recipe for the cook! it looks good and my mom loves pineapple, so this should appeal to her.

  8. your blog makes me feel cooking is that so easy! haha though my husband is the one cooking a lot! xx

  9. I love pininyahang manor, my mother used to cook this for us during weekends.

  10. Looks like a lot of work to cook! Then again, I don't cook myself. Looks delicious though, I'm sure it also tastes great.

  11. I love how you cut the chicken, I' sensing they're boneless already. Sometimes, eating chicken is a chore because of the bones. I love eating viands with pineapples on it, the taste would really improve. =)

  12. My family like pininyahan .Tsweet and sour taste of it makes it very appealing to my hubby's picky taste

  13. I love this dish. Perhaps we should try doing it your way - with the chicken already cut into cubes.

  14. Oo nga noh... Fish fillet pala pwede... may daughter hates chicken bones e.. Thank you.

  15. a very easy to follow recipe and looking forward sa dish na to.

  16. My mom cooks this dish too! :D Will definitely try your recipe para maiba naman.. ;) Thanks for sharing sis!

  17. I've tried this dish a couple of times before (I guess all of us did at least once) Loved how the pineapple chunks' really nice and refreshing. Good contrast in flavor too.

  18. I've always enjoyed this dish, and I've been actually trying to find a recipe so that I can make my own. Thanks for sharing this sis!


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