June 28, 2015

Chicken Afritada Recipe

Anya's Chicken Afritada

Here's my Filipino recipe for Homemade Chicken Afritada that my family loves. It has a tomato based sauce with chicken, potatoes, bell pepper, garlic, ginger, onions, peas and carrots.  Serve it over steamed rice and enjoy!

-Small pkg Chicken Thighs
-Small pkg Drumsticks
-1 small can tomato paste 
-1 can tomato sauce
-5 potatoes peeled and chopped
-1 red bell pepper chopped 
-1 Yellow bell pepper chopped
-3 cloves minced garlic
-1 sm chopped yellow onion 
-1 TBS finely minced ginger
-1/2 bag of frozen peas and carrots 
-2 TBS of chicken bullion
-fish sauce
-MSG (optional)
-black pepper
-oil for frying potatoes 
-oil for cooking

Chop veggies and set aside. Cut chicken leaving some meat on the bone and chopping meat into bite size pieces. 

Heat pot of oil to fry potatoes. Once oil is hot, fry potatoes until brown and place in paper towel lined bowl once they are ready.  Sprinkle some salt on potatoes. Set aside.

Heat pot with some oil and sauté garlic and onion until golden brown. Add chicken and ginger, salt and pepper, sauté until the meat is cooked on the bone pieces.  Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, some water to thin out the sauce (don't add too much water). Add bell pepper, chicken bullion, peas and carrots, some MSG and some fish sauce.  Stir ingredients and lower heat to med low. Simmer until bell pepper and chicken is cooked thoroughly. Lastly, add the fried potatoes and gently stir. Simmer for couple minutes. Taste sauce and add more fish sauce if needed. 

Serve and enjoy with steamed rice! 


  1. We aren't supposed to be using msg. It is very bad for your health. Plus it's supposed to have been taken off the market.

    1. You are welcome to omit using MSG if you try this recipe :)


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