Pininyahang Manok

Pininyahang Manok – Pineapple Chicken Dish

Pininyahang manok is made of sweet pineapple flavor along with coconut milk thus, producing a very splendid taste. This Filipino recipe is mostly cooked and seen during feasts or celebrations. Check out the very basic and simple recipe below.

Pininyahang Manok In A Bowl
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Pininyahang Manok Recipe Ingredients

* 1 whole chicken, cut into serving pieces
* 1 can pineapple chunks, set aside the syrup
* 1 Tbsp oil
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 medium-sized onions, chopped
* 1/2 cup evaporated milk or coconut milk
* patis (fish sauce), to taste

Pininyahang Manok Cooking Directions – How To Cook Pininyahang Manok

1). Marinade the chicken with the pineapple syrup for a few minutes.

2). Pour the chicken with the marinade in a pot, cook until the marinade evaporates and the chicken is lightly brown. (You’re not exactly frying the chicken–you just want to seal in the juices.)

3). When done, set aside the chicken on one side of the pot.

4). Add the oil, saute garlic and onions then mix together with the lightly browned chicken and cook for about a minute.

5). Add the pineapple chunks then pour the evaporated milk. Cover and bring to a simmer. (If you are using coconut milk, do not cover, otherwise it will curdle).

6). By the time the chicken is done, the sauce would be rather thick and creamy, stir then season with patis.

7). Simmer again for 2 minutes then turn-off the heat.

Pininyahan manok is best serve with plain steamed rice.

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