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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 pineapple are added which gives this dish a delightful sweetness.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: pineapple chicken, pininyahang manok
Servings: 3
Calories: 858kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.


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


Calories: 858kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 1105mg | Potassium: 1275mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 5870IU | Vitamin C: 83.1mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 6.6mg