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Chicken Afritada
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5 from 2 votes

How to Cook Chicken Afritada

Chicken afritada is one of the many Filipino tomato based stew. In this case, it is a tomato based chicken stew.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: afritadang manok, chicken afritada
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 548kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo chicken legs or thigh chop into serving pieces
  • 1 pc large onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. patis
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 medium size carrot cut into wedges
  • 1 medium sized potato quartered
  • 1/2 cup cooked green peas or chick peas garbanzos
  • 1/3 cup grated cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 pcs bay leaf
  • 1 pc green or red bell pepper slice into squares
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil


How to cook Chicken Afritada:

  • Saute garlic and onion until fragrant. Then add the chicken and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add patis and stir cook until the patis has evaporated, then add the tomato sauce and water.
  • Bring to a boil then simmer until the chicken is tender and almost cooked.
  • Add carrots and potatoes. Simmer again until carrot and potatoes are cooked.
  • Add the cheese, green peas, black pepper, bay leaf and bell peppers and simmer for another 3 minutes. Serve hot.