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Filipino-style creamy chicken and pineapple stew on a black plate with a blue bowl of pineapple chunks on the side
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4.75 from 4 votes

Pininyahang Manok

Pininyahang Manok is a Filipino-style chicken stew with pineapple and all-purpose cream. Moist and flavorful with creamy and tangy flavors, it's sure to be a family favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: creamy pineapple chicken, pininyahang manok
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 873kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium red pepper, seeded, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 pounds chicken, cut into serving parts
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup table cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pot over medium heat, heat oil.
  • Add bell peppers and cook, stirring regularly, for about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.
  • Add onions and garlic to the pan and cook until softened.
  • Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
  • Add pineapple juice. Bring to a boil, skimming any scum that floats on top. Lower heat, cover and simmer until chicken is tender.
  • Add pineapples and table cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Continue to simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened and reduced to desired consistency.
  • Add bell peppers and continue to cook for about 30 seconds or until tender-crisp. Serve hot.



Calories: 873kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 255mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 846mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 2201IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 3mg