Everyone knows that sweet and salty goes really well, and you know what? Our dish today epitomizes that, with pineapples, pineapple juice and soy sauce, it’s a glorious explosion of those two contrasting flavours plus more. Chicken Hamonado is a Filipino dish of Chicken pieces and pineapples cooked in pineapple juice and soy sauce, it’s sort of like Chicken adobo but fruiter, sweeter, less salty and less sour, more manageable for an untrained tongue. So, if you are trying to push that adobo to your non-Filipino friend and they find it salty why not try with this one first, I bet you will have a better uptake.
Hamonado from the Spanish word jamónado which means “prepared like hamon (ham)”. Ham and pineapples this equate to Christmas season hence this dish is popular during those times, not because of the ham but due to the pineapples which are commonly grown during this period. And yes, what a perfect time to post this, Christmas is near so if this is not on your Noche Buena, why not give it a shot.