Chicken afritada, or afritadang manok, is a Filipino chicken stew made with tomato sauce, potatoes, and carrots. It is always present at festivals and makes a great lunch for the family. It is easy to prepare and requires little skills. This dish is similar to chicken asado, chicken cacciatore, and menudo.
When I was a kid, this became one of my favorite dishes because is was so delicious, and my mom cooked it so well. I got the idea from her to fry the chicken first before adding the rest of the ingredients. This is to ensure that the chicken will not fall apart while stewing it. However, it is not completely necessarily. There are other ways to prepare it, and if you prefer another method, go ahead and fry it first. You will need a lot of rice when eating this. Chicken afritada makes a really delicious lunch and is definitely healthier than many other dishes.
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- 700 g Chicken any parts
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 red bell peppers
- 1 green bell peppers
- 2 medium potatoes
- 1 small carrot, cut in bite size
- 1/2 cup green peas
- 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- salt and pepper
- cooking oil
- Servings: 3-4
- Time: 55 minutes
- Level: Moderate
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- Add the cooking oil to a preheated pan. Pan fry the chicken until it’s light brown – approximately 4 minutes. Set it aside.
- In the same pan, saute the onions and garlic until they are soft and fragrant.
- Place the chicken back in, pour in the tomato sauce, and chicken stock. Bring it to a boil.
- Cover and simmer it over medium low heat for about 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, add the potatoes and carrots. Season it with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer it for about 10 minutes.
- When potatoes and carrot are partially tender, add in the bell peppers and peas. Continue to simmer it for about a minute or two. Turn off the heat.
- Serve and enjoy.