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Chicken Hamonado

Chicken Hamonado is a Filipino dish made by cooking a whole chicken with pineapple juice, soy source, black pepper, bay leaf , searing, brown sugar, oyster sauce, pineapple chunks, minced onion, minced garlic and salt. Chicken Hamonado or chicken in pineapple sauce, is very easy to make and scrumptious. The best part of this recipe is you don’t have to cook this in oven. You just need a deep wok or pan with lid ( a little bit of patience) and it’s good to go!

How to Cook Chicken Hamonado


✔️ 1kg. whole chicken (you can also use choice cut)
✔️ 2 cups pineapple juice
✔️ 4 tbsp. soy sauce
✔️ 1 tsp ground black pepper
✔️ 2 pieces bay leaf
✔️ oil for searing
✔️ 2 tbsp. brown sugar (optional)
✔️ 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
✔️ 1 can (227g) pineapple slices (or pineapple chunks)
✔️ 1 medium onion (minced)
✔️ 5 cloves garlic (minced)
✔️ salt to taste


1. Combine pineapple juice, soy sauce and black pepper. Mix well. Pour over the chicken. Add bay leaf. Marinate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

2. After marinating, drain from the marinade. Then sear all sides of the chicken until brown. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in pan and sear the chicken. Turn to cook each side. After browning, set aside.

3. In the same pan, saute’ onion and garlic. then put back the chicken. Add the reserved marinade. Add oyster sauce and brown sugar. Simmer for 15 minutes in low heat.

4. After 15 minutes, turn the chicken to cook the other side. Simmer for another 10 minutes low heat.

5. After 10 minutes, add the pineapple slices and its juice. Then start basting the chicken (scoop some sauce and pour over the chicken as you cook). Cook the chicken until the sauce thickens (medium heat).

6. Once the sauce is reduced, add salt to taste. Simmer for a minute then remove from heat.


  1. You can use chopped Chicken in this recipe especially if you want to cook it faster. It is best to use chicken thigh, quarter leg or wing part for juicy and more savory taste.
  2. Adjust the sugar as needed depending on the pineapple chunk or juice you’re going to use. Some brands of pineapple chunks in can tend to be sweeter than the other so adjust accordingly.
  3. If you want to make sure that the inside of the chicken if fully cooked, check with meat thermometer Stick your thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken. The safe internal temperature is 175 F or 80C.

hamonado recipe chicken is really a wonderful recipe and it comes with pineapple sauce for chicken. Basically chicken is cooked in pineapple sauce. hamonado chicken also know as chicken in pineapple sauce or chicken with pineapple is really delicious and mouth watering. This is the most popular chicken pineapple recipes in pinoy. panlasang pinoy is Panlsang pinoy also have this recipe known aschicken hamonado panlasang pinoy

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