Chicken Afritada


How to cook Chicken Afritada or Afritadang Manok. 

Chicken Afritada is a famous Filipino chicken stew where chicken is cooked in tomato sauce with carrots, potatoes and bell peppers. This is how I like my Chicken Afritada. Simple and easy simmered in pineapple juice and tomato sauce. 

Chicken Afritada is a simple chicken dish that is perfect for busy weeknights best served with steamed rice. Check related recipes below by clicking on name links below the pictures.

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  • cooking oil
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 2 medium potato, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 large tomato, sliced
  • 2 lbs chicken parts
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 Knorr chicken cube
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 200 grams tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar or to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup sweet peas (or guisantes)
  • 1 red and green bell peppers, sliced


  1. Heat pan and add 1/4 cup cooking oil. Add carrots and cook for few minutes. Add potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes or until lightly brown. Set aside. Remove excess oil leaving a tablespoon or two. 
  2. Same pan, saute onions for about 30 seconds. Add garlic, cook for about a minute. Add tomatoes, cook until soft. Add chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Season with ground pepper, chicken cube and fish sauce. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes. 
  3. Add pineapple juice, water and tomato sauce. Stir to combine and cover. Cook for 25-30 while stirring occasionally over medium heat. 
  4. Add salt to taste. Continue to simmer until sauce starts to thicken. Add fried potatoes and carrots. Let it cook for 5-10 minutes until tender while stirring occasionally. 
  5. Add peas and bell peppers. Gently stir and cover pan. Allow to cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy!

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