Chicken & Pineapple (Pininyahang Manok)

You know how Western culture calls anything with Pineapple, Tropical /or Hawaiian? This isn’t it although I guess you could call it that if it pleases you. This is just a simple Filipino Chicken and Pineapple dish that I remember from my childhood. Traslation, Pininyahang Manok being Pinya is Pineapple and Manok is chicken. I just had a craving for it one day so I made some. This recipe was adapted from Panlasang Pinoy.

By the way, I added sweet chili sauce into this which is optional. The pineapple is enough for the sweet flavor. I just wanted a kick of the spicy chili flavor so I added some but you can skip that if you don’t want to.

Chicken And Pineapple (Pininyahang Manok)


  • 6 pcs chicken (legs or thighs)
  • 1 can pineapple (separate the juice)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 md potato (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3-4 sm pieces sweet peppers (assorted colors)


  • Separate the pineapple fruit from its juice. Save the juice. Slice the pineapple in chunks and store in the fridge until it's time to cook. 
  • Place the chicken pieces in a ziploc bag or large container with cover. Pour the pineapple juice into the bag. Massage gently then store in the fridge to marinate for 2-3 hours. (30 minutes would be fine if you're in a hurry) 
  • Heat up oil in a pan. Sauté chopped onions and garlic.
  • Add the chicken pieces into the pan to brown both sides. 3-5 minutes on each side. Do not throw the marinade away. 
  • Add the marinade juice and milk into pan. Stir gently and let it boil.  
  • Stir in cubed potatoes and pineapple chunks into the pan. Stir, cover, then simmer for 35-40 minutes. 
  • Add sweet chili sauce(optional) and soy sauce. Stir gently then add the sweet peppers. Stir everything together and let it cook for 5 more minutes. 

Transfer into a serving bowl.

Serve with rice.

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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