Monday, January 4, 2016

Chicken Afritada

Chicken afritada is another popular Filipino chicken stew with tomato sauce, carrots, potatoes and bell peppers as the main ingredients. It is cooked differently in each regions of the Philippines with some added ingredients are  added for additional flavor. Here is my version of chicken afritada. Hope you'll try it.

Chicken Afritada Recipe


  • 1 pound chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 1 large carrot, cubed
  • 1 large bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 pieces tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon calamansi or lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 1 piece kielbasa sausage, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup chicken broth or stock
  • 2 pieces bay leaf (laurel)
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season chicken with salt pepper and calamansi juice. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Saute garlic, onion. Add chicken pieces. Cook until chicken turns light brown.
  3. Pour-in tomato sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper, water, bay leaf. Let boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Cover, let simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the kielbasa sausage, potato and carrots then simmer for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
  6. Add the bell pepper, olives and sugar. Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed.
  7. Simmer for 5 minutes more.
  8. Serve with steamed rice.


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