Last Updated on March 11, 2021 by Ed Joven
How to cook Chicken Afritada
Chicken Afritada Recipe is another favorite dish in every Filipino home. With tomato sauce, chicken is cooked with bell peppers, potatoes, and carrots as the main ingredients. Perhaps, you’ve already tried this during fiestas, birthdays, and other popular Pinoy celebrations. But this Chicken Afritada is a special way of cooking your own Afritada at home.
The best thing about preparing your own food at home is that you can add some ingredients to enhance the flavor depending on your taste. For instance, you can add hot dogs and green peas to make your Chicken Afritada more special and delicious.
This dish is also great for kids who are picky eaters when it comes to everyday meals. So, are you ready to make the best-tasting Chicken Afritada? Try this recipe today!
Ingredients and Cooking Procedure of Chicken Afritada:
Chicken Afritada Recipe
- 1 kilo chicken drumstick
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper adjust according to taste
- 2 pcs small carrots diced
- 2 pcs potatoes diced and soaked in water
- 1 head garlic minced
- 1 piece onion chopped
- 2 pcs tomato sliced
- 3 pieces small red bell peppers diced
- 3 pieces laurel leaves
- 2 cups water
- 1 pack Tomato Sauce 200 grams
- 1 tbsp Tomato paste
- 1 tbsp Liver spread
- 1 chicken cube
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Fry carrots and potatoes until edges are lightly browned. Set aside.
Sear chicken for 2-3 minutes each side. Remove from oil and set aside.
In the same skillet with oil. Saute garlic and onion until aromatic and limp.
Pour in the tomato sauce and 1 cup water. Turn heat to low and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes until the tomato sauce loses some of its sourness.
Add the chicken and ¼ – ½ cup water or as needed. Season with salt. Cover and simmer for another 30-40 minutes or until the chicken are cooked through and the sauce is reduced with the oil floating on the surface.
Add the potatoes, carrots and bell pepper, butter, potted meat and grated cheese. Cook for another 5 minutes.
Transfer to a serving dish and serve with hot rice.
In this recipe, we use chicken drumsticks and thighs for better substance. The main secret for a delicious Chicken Afritada Recipe is using fresh bell peppers, potatoes, and carrots simmered for at least 20 minutes. Also, choose good quality tomato sauce for an added richness in flavor.
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