Pininyahang Manok

Cooking Chicken with Pineapple, Coconut Milk Instead of Dairy Milk, with Added Potatoes

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  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup onion, sliced
  • 1/2 kg chicken legs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorn
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup carrot, sliced
  • 1 cup potatoes, quarter sliced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 100 g pineapple tidbits


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Pininyahang Manok

Pininyahang Manok

Marinade Preparation

  1. Put chicken legs in a bowl.
  2. With a strainer over the bowl of chicken, pour the contents of pineapple tidbits pack onto the strainer so that the syrup flows over the chicken.
  3. Mix chicken and pineapple tidbits syrup together. Let your marinade sit for at least 1 hour.
  4. Set aside the pineapple tidbits.

Cooking the Pininyahang Manok

  1. Sauté the chicken in garlic and onions in preheated cooking pot with cooking oil. Cook chicken evenly for 3 minutes or until it starts to get light brown in color.
  2. Add salt and pepper. Cook the chicken for 2 minutes more.
  3. Add just 1 tablespoon of fish sauce. Cook for 1 minute more.
  4. Add the carrots and potatoes. Mix all ingredients in pot and cook for 5 minutes .
  5. Add the coconut milk Bring to boil. May take up to 20 minutes before it boils.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, green and red bell peppers, and the pineapple tidbits.
  7. Simmer for 15 minutes over very low heat then remove from heat and serve with rice. Have fun!
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  • Servings Per Recipe 1342g (5 servings)

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1/5 of recipe (268g)
Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 469 Calories from Fat 279
  •   % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat 31g 47%
    • Saturated Fat 13g 65%
  • Cholesterol 79mg 26%
  • Sodium 1055mg 43%
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 4g 13%
  • Protein 29g
  • Vitamin A 35%
  • Vitamin B6 0%
  • Vitamin C 56%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 16%

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

Cooking Suggestions

Make sure to marinade the chicken in pineapple syrup that comes with the pineapple tidbits for a least one hour. If you skip that step, your Pininyahang Manok would taste more like just any other recipe cooked with gata ng niyog (coconut milk).

You can add more pineapple tidbits and use pineaple chunks instead. The amount of pineapple I used in this recipe is just enough for me because my kids are not very fond of eating pineapple chunks or tidbits in cooked food (not even pizza).

You don't have to add potatoes like I did. I added potatoes to the ingredients because, although they would ignore the pineapple, my daughters love potatoes in practically any recipe that comes with potatoes.

So, don't be afraid to add or subtract an ingredient to make cooking more enjoyable and fit into your family's appetite. Making yourself and your loved ones happy with great tasting food you cooked yourself is more important than perfection.