Pininyahang Manok

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.

Pininyahang Manok

There are some variations of this dish and the obvious difference is the use of fresh/evaporated milk over coconut milk or vice versa. I would say that both variations will yield good results though I used fresh milk in this recipe because that is the style that I grew-up eating and it never ceases to give me that nostalgic feeling.

Try this Pininyahang Manok recipe. Enjoy!

Pininyahang Manok
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
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    • 2 lbs. chicken, cut into serving pieces
    • 12 ounces pineapple chunks, canned
    • 2 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 cup bell pepper, cut into thick strips
    • 1 medium sized carrot, wedged
    • 2 1/2 tbsp fish sauce (patis)
    • 1/2 cup fresh milk
    • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
    • 1 medium sized onion, sliced
    • 2 tbsp cooking oil
    1. Marinate the chicken in pineapple juice/concentrate (derived from the can of pineapple chunks) for 20 to 30 minutes
    2. Pour the cooking oil in a cooking pot / casserole then apply heat
    3. Sauté the garlic, onion, and tomatoes
    4. Put-in the chicken and cook until color of the outer part turns light brown
    5. Add the pineapple juice/concentrate marinade and fresh milk then bring to a boil
    6. Add the pineapple chunks and simmer until the chicken is tender and half of the liquid evaporates (about 20 to 30 minutes).
    7. Put-in the carrots and simmer for 5 minutes
    8. Add the bell pepper and fish sauce then simmer for 3 minutes
    9. Remove from the cooking pot / casserole and transfer to a serving dish.
    10. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


    Watch this cooking video:


    1. Love Green says:

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    3. Kuya, is it okay to use fresh pineapple?

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    5. It’s a very informative cooking website

    6. PalaboyNgDoha says:

      thanks to i learned a new recipe.. very easy lang pala ang pagcook ng pininyahang manok. more power to ^_^

    7. m velasco says:

      i’ve tried this recipe and everybody in my family loved it! thank you so much for sharing!

    8. Thank you!you made the impossible (cooking) possible!my husband and parents love this dish!

    9. 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!

    10. instead of fresh milk i used full cream milk

    11. jobelle says:

      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.

    12. Thanks for sharing this recipe.,,I asked my mother to buy the ingredients because I’m so excited to try this one.,,BRAVO!! ^_^

    13. Sharon Espinosa says:

      Panlasang Pinoy never failed me… It always come in handy whenever I need a resource to double-check my recipe!

    14. Hi. I been away from the country for sometime now and cooking is my biggest weakness besides sa fact that someone is doing the cooking for us,our very loving manang. So i get used to pre-made food that can be heat up to microwave until i got a chef boyfriend. I was so scared and nervous when he asked me to do cooking for him. Since i got no idea what to do i search on the internet and i found your website all my attention was caught because you make it looks easy and it was easy. You feature almost all my favorite food. I carefully followed your recipe and it turns out to be perfect. Weekly i cook different Filipino food for him and he told me that i am much better chef than him and from that moment on my bf became a fan of Filipino food. I love your recipes. Thank you and God bless. I hope you can publish more recipe about desserts and sweet kakanin i miss those food.

    15. Sweetlyn says:

      how many serving it could serve with this quantity of ingredients?

    16. Bernadette Palomares says:

      try salt

    17. charles 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!!!

    18. this is tonight’s dinner! thanks alot again :)

    19. mickey says:

      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.

    20. 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.

    21. thank you for this, now i know how to cook he2x! my baby like it! i will try the other simple recipe!

    22. thank you for this, now i know how to cook he2x! my friends like it! i will try the other simple recipe!

    23. Lourdes says:

      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?

    24. Yum, I love cooking with pineapple. This is a must try for me. hanks for sharing. Great recipe for the upcoming holidays.

    25. hi gudam…i made a notebook for all the recipes hehhehehe

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