Thai Pineapple Chicken

First, I want to thank Selma, Sue and Angie for featuring my last FF’s Aunt Juju’s Chocoloate Syrup Brownies. And thanks for appreciating my letter to Angie. ๐Ÿ˜€ To my surprise, Angie also told me about co-hosting today with Aunt Juju. Wow!

So today, I am very much excited to be co-hosting FF #51 with Aunt Juju @ Cooking with Aunt Juju.

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I donโ€™t think Aunt Juju (others call her Judi, but I love calling her Aunt Juju) needs an introduction, but hereโ€™s a quick one โ€“ she blogs so many amazing recipes and sheโ€™s always there to encourage you. If you donโ€™t know Aunt Juju, then you are missing so much from blogging world; itโ€™s not yet too late to hop on her blog. ๐Ÿ˜€

Maybe some of you expect me to bring sweets today, but sorry to burst your bubble โ€“ I am not. ๐Ÿ˜› ย Instead, I am bringing a main dish โ€“ Thai Pineapple Chicken. Hmm, still sweet. Really canโ€™t get enough of the something sweet, eh? ๐Ÿ˜€

I was craving for a chicken dish with pineapple. Years back, I had this recipe but Iโ€™ve lost it. I came to my BFF, Google, for help and it suggested so many amazing recipes. I didnโ€™t know which one to follow.


Pineapple Chicken is one of the famous recipes in the Philippines, but I was surprised to find out that thereโ€™s a Thai version as well. If I am not mistaken Pineapple Chicken is cooked using coconut milk or evaporated milk or chicken stock as the base.

So, what to follow now? Being in the mood for adventure, I used the three โ€“ three bases for one dish. Sounds amazing!! And to be more fun, I added some Thai Roasted Chili Paste. ๐Ÿ˜€




  • 500 g chicken, cut into pieces
  • Pineapple juice, canned (enough for the marinade and save little for later)
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp roasted chili paste
  • ยฝ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 ยฝ cup coconut milk
  • ยฝ cup chickenย broth
  • ยฝ cup red bell pepper, sliced
  • ยพ cup pineapple tidbits
  • ยฝ carrots, diced โ€“ or whatever slice you desire (optional)
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Cooking oil


  1. Cut the chicken into pieces and marinate with pineapple syrup (just enough to cover the chicken) – at least 1 hour to overnight
  2. Heat oil in a cooking pot. Add garlic and onion. Cook until fragrant.
  3. Add chicken pieces and cook until no longer pink.
  4. Add chili paste and mix to coat with the chicken.
  5. When the water from the chicken evaporates, add chickenย brothย and cook for about ten minutes.
  6. (If using carrots, add them in this step.) Add bell pepper and pineapple tidbits.
  7. Add evaporated milk and coconut milk. (You can add pineapple syrup little by little if you desire.) Wait to boil.
  8. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  9. Garnish with parsley, if desired.


  • Optional, you can add pineapple syrup together with the evaporated milk and coconut milk. The measurement is up to you – it can go from 2 tbsp to howย muchย you desire – it depends on how sweet you like the dish.ย 
  • You can double or adjust. Your preference, really. This is just a guide. ๐Ÿ™‚


The result using the three bases together โ€“ rich, creamy and super delicious Thai Pineapple Chicken. Iโ€™d never mind having this over and over again. ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope you all enjoy this dish and enjoy the party, people! Happy FF #51!

Next FF marks the Fiesta Friday First Anniversary and like you, I am way too excited. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Again, thanks to Angie for another opportunity to co-host FF. โค


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57 thoughts on “Thai Pineapple Chicken

  1. Jhuls this looks incredible !! I really want to try this but the only thing is that I have s horrible aversion to pineapple. (Horrible episode when I was younger, story for another time). What do you think I could use instead?

    1. Hmm, if that’s the case, you can omit the pineapple. The pineapple adds sweetness to the dish. For me, as long as you maintain the bellpepper, the dish will be just fine. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you, Mandi. I hope to see you at the grand FF celebration. xx

    1. Pineapple gives sweetness to the dish. I believe this can be fine without the pineapple, but just don’t leave out the bellepper. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for being here, Michelle. โค

  2. What a beautiful dish! I had to go to a Thai grocer for my dish, and your food reminds me of what I missed ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thank you so much for co-hosting – it looks like an amazing feast already ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Lovely dish Jhuls, and what special words about you from Angie and all your blogging friends! You are indeed one of a kind, and you so deserved that recognition. Continue what you do best, because we all enjoy your warmth ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I feel so blessed having everyone here as my friends, Loretta. And thank you so much for your kind words. Have a lovely week. See you at FF #52. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. I am so happy to be co-hosting with you Jhuls – you are such a vibrant and special person who loves people ๐Ÿ™‚ Besides I will enjoy making this dish you have brought to FF #51. Thai, chicken, chili paste and I will be very anxious to taste your yummy sauce. I am so happy you were featured as you certainly deserve it. Of course a plus is you featured me in your V & V post. Love the sprinkles ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hey, Aunt Juju. Sorry to be just responding. My brain has been so busy thinking about FF #52 & 53. ๐Ÿ˜€
      And I am so happy with all the kind words you have said – love to be co-hosting with you as well. I hope we’ll co-host together again. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Jhuls, it’s like you can read my mind!! I was telling my husband I need to make a nice thai curry because I’m craving it & I was telling him that I we have to buy more Pineapple too! This is all of those in one dish! I clicked it as soon as I saw it! I can’t WAIT to try it! ๐Ÿ˜€ It looks absolutely amazing! Thank you for hosting #FF51 and I am so excited for next week too!

    1. Thank you, Dini. I am glad I have answered all that cravings for you. ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you let me know when you try this. See you at the next FF. ๐Ÿ˜€

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