Pininyahang Manok

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Pininyahang manok, also known as chicken with pineapple, is a popular Filipino dish that’s perfect for families who love a hint of sweetness in their meals. The combination of juicy pineapple, tender chicken, and creamy sauce creates a flavorful and satisfying dish that’s sure to please everyone’s taste buds. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make pininyahang manok for a family of four.


  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 can pineapple chunks, drained (20 oz)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Steamed rice for serving

Prepare the ingredients:

  1. Boneless chicken breasts: Cut them into bite-sized pieces, ensuring they are evenly sized for even cooking.
  2. Pineapple chunks: Drain the can of pineapple chunks and set them aside.
  3. Onion and garlic: Peel and chop the onion and finely mince the garlic cloves.
  4. Bell peppers: Slice one red bell pepper and one green bell pepper into thin strips.
  5. Coconut milk: Measure one cup of coconut milk and set it aside.
  6. Chicken broth: Measure 1/2 cup of chicken broth and set it aside.
  7. Vegetable oil: Heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  8. Salt and pepper: Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Cornstarch slurry: In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water to create a cornstarch slurry. This will be used to thicken the sauce.

Once all the ingredients are prepared, you can begin cooking the Pininyahang Manok.

Prep time:

20 minutes

Cooking procedure:

  1. In a large pan or wok, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until fragrant and translucent.
  3. Add the chicken and cook until browned on all sides.
  4. Add the red and green bell peppers and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth and coconut milk. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let the mixture come to a boil.
  6. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  7. Add the pineapple chunks and stir well. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water until it forms a smooth paste.
  9. Add the cornstarch mixture to the pan and stir until the sauce thickens even more.
  10. Serve hot over steamed rice.

Cooking time:

Total time:

30 minutes

40 minutes

This pininyahang manok recipe is a quick and easy way to bring a taste of the Philippines to your dinner table. The creamy coconut milk, juicy pineapple, and tender chicken make for a delightful combination of flavors and textures. With just a few simple steps, you can create a delicious and satisfying meal that the whole family will love. So why not give it a try tonight?

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1/4th of recipe (approximately 402g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 515 kcal
Calories from Fat 247 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.4 g 42%
Saturated Fat 18.7 g 94%
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 96.3 mg 32%
Sodium 652.5 mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 38.6 g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3.9 g 16%
Sugar 20.4 g
Protein 34.3 g 69%
Vitamin D 0.6 mcg 3%
Calcium 96.4 mg 10%
Iron 3.9 mg 22%
Potassium 1079.9 mg 23%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Note: Nutrition information may vary based on the specific ingredients and measurements used. This information is provided as an estimate only and should not be construed as medical advice or a substitute for professional nutrition advice.