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Pininyahang Manok (Pineapple chicken)

Pininyahang Manok or Pineapple Chicken, yet another Filipino recipe, is simply chicken with vegetables cooked in white sauce wherein chunks of pineapples are added which gives this dish a delightful sweetness.  There are different variations on how people prepare this dish and while some people prefer to use coconut milk and others fresh or evaporated milk for the sauce, I, on the other hand, used whipping or all-purpose cream because I like my sauces creamier. My version is also a quick and easy one.Pininyahang Manok or Pineapple Chicken, yet another Filipino recipe, is simply chicken with vegetables cooked in white sauce wherein chunks of pineapples are added which gives this dish a delightful sweetness.| www.foxyfolksy.com

It was kind of spur of the moment thing when I cooked this Pineapple Chicken or Pininyahang Manok as it was really not planned at all. It just so happened that I was peeling a pineapple for snacking when a picture from a distant memory suddenly popped into my mind, I was not sure when or where it was exactly but I can tell it is a gathering with my college friends. What was clear though is that I was having this dish and for the first time. The memory was just a flash but it made such an impact that I could actually taste it in my mouth. Is that weird? Did that ever happen to you? Anyway, so since I have pineapple in my hands already, might as well cook it to fulfill a vision! 😉 Good thing, the rest of the ingredients staples in our kitchen.

Pininyahang Manok or Pineapple Chicken, yet another Filipino recipe, is simply chicken with vegetables cooked in white sauce wherein chunks of pineapples are added which gives this dish a delightful sweetness.| www.foxyfolksy.com

Pininyahang Manok (Pineapple chicken)

Pininyahang Manok or Pineapple Chicken, yet another Filipino recipe, is simply chicken with vegetables cooked in white sauce wherein chunks of pineapple are added which gives this dish a delightful sweetness.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 858 kcal
Author Bebs

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 medium carrot - sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes - cut into wedges
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 1 pound chicken - cut into serving pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper - sliced
  • 6.7 fluid ounces all-purpose cream or whipping cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat and cook carrots and potatoes for several minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Remove from oil and set aside.
  2. In the same oil, saute onions and garlic until softened. Add chicken, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Lower heat and add the fish sauce and pineapple chunks. Stir then cover and simmer until chicken is tender (chicken will release its own juices).
  3. Add back the pre-cooked carrots and potatoes and also the bell peppers. Pour in the cream and stir. Season with pepper to taste. Continue to simmer for about 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Recipe Notes

You add more pineapple chunks if you love pineapples and want it sweeter. Fresh or canned pineapples may be used.

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Nutrition Facts
Pininyahang Manok (Pineapple chicken)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 858 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61g 94%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 203mg 68%
Sodium 1105mg 46%
Potassium 1275mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 18g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 117.4%
Vitamin C 100.7%
Calcium 14.1%
Iron 36.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 Pininyahang Manok or Pineapple Chicken, yet another Filipino recipe, is simply chicken with vegetables cooked in white sauce wherein chunks of pineapples are added which gives this dish a delightful sweetness.| www.foxyfolksy.com

Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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  1. Your blog looks interesting. I am a Filipina living in Pennsylvania, USA and I thought I would try out some of your recipes. Thanks for sharing them.

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