Chicken Afritada

Chicken Afritada

Chicken Afritada
Chicken Afritada

"Chicken Afritada is one of the most favorite vaiands in the Philippines and is perfect for every occasion. Its rich tomato sauce-based flavor gives a mouth-watering taste that can satisfy your cravings. Many Filipinos have their own version of chicken afritada. Some use fresh tomatoes to have a raw sour taste of the tomatoes, while other uses ready-made tomato sauce or tomato paste. Depending on what you prefer to use, we can’t deny the fact that this is one of the most vital ingredient in making chicken afritada. "


Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time1 hr

Cooking MethodCasserole, Skillet

Difficulty Level


  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 pc onion minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1000 grams chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 pc chicken cube
  • 1 pc big potato cubed
  • 1 pc carrot cubed
  • 1 pc bell pepper cut into strips
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. In a wok, heat oil. Saute onion and garlic until soft. Add half of the bell pepper.

  2. Add the chicken. Stir and let the spices be incorporated with the chicken.

  3. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and let the flavors emerge from the meat.

  4. Add in carrots and potatoes. Put a little water to let the veggies cook.

  5. Add chicken cube. Cover and let the mixture simmer. Stir every once in a while to avoid the meat and veggies from burning na sticking to the pan.

  6. Check if the veggies are cooked. If they are, add in the tomato paste. Stir to mix the tomato paste. Add water as needed.

  7. Adjust the taste according to your preference. Season with more salt as needed.

  8. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl. Enjoy with hot steamed rice!

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