Chicken Afritada (Afritadang Manok)
Chicken Afritada is a chicken stew simmered with a combination of spices and tomato sauce. I remember my mom cooking this dish in the Philippines. As I watched her in the kitchen, she fried the chicken meat first and set it aside. That’s what the word “fritada” means in Spanish – fried. Although this is an optional way of cooking Chicken afritada, I still believe her way is not only traditional but extremely effective. This is undoubtedly one of my favorite Filipino foods, and I usually prepare it on many occasions and serve it with hot rice.
- 1 kilo chicken cut into bite size
- 2 small potatoes cut in bite size
- 1 small carrot cut in bite size (optional)
- 1 medium can (227 g) tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup green peas
- 1 small onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 red or green bell pepper cut in strips
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup chicken stock or water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- cooking oil
- Servings: 4
- Time: 45 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- Heat cooking oil In a frying pan. Pan fry chicken pieces until outer parts turn light brown. Set aside.
- In the same pan, saute onion and garlic until soft and fragrant.
- Put the chicken back in, season with soy sauce and pepper. Stir until combined
- Pour in chicken stock(or water) and tomato sauce. Stir and bring to a boil.
- Cover and simmer over low heat for at least 25-30 minutes.
- After simmering, add in potatoes, and carrots. Simmer for few minutes until tender.
- When vegetables are tender, add the green peas and bell pepper. Simmer for few minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Turn off heat.
- Serve with hot rice. Enjoy!
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