One of the popular Filipino chicken dishes is the Afritada, probably next toTinola. It’s a saucy chicken dish with vegetables, such as potatoes and onions. Onions are added last because we don’t want them to be overly cooked. The mild sweetness of onions and green peas combined with the savory flavor of the rest of the ingredients make Chicken Afritada a popular dish among Filipinos.
Whenever we’re talking about food that Filipino’s inherited from the Spaniards, Afritada is one of the dishes that stand out. In Philippine cuisine there are several dishes that use tomato sauce based ingredients and Afritada is definitely one of them. There are two types of Afritada, pork and chicken, and chicken is the easier version to cook.
Chicken Afritada Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken, cut into pieces
5 pieces potatoes, peeled and halved
1 red onion, diced
1 head garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
2 cups pork or chicken stock (broth)
1 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons of patis (fish sauce)
3 tablespoons of cooking oil
Chicken Afritada Cooking Instructions:
*In a cooking pot or wok, heat oil.
*Sauté garlic and onions.
*Add chicken and slightly brown.
Pour the tomato sauce and stock. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until the chicken is almost cooked.
Add potatoes and continue to cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.
Add the green and red bell peppers, simmer for an additional minute or two.
Salt and pepper to taste
Serve this chicken recipe hot with steamed rice.