Chicken Afritada Recipe
Chicken afritada is a classic Filipino stew that we grew up eating in Hawaii. Sometimes hot dogs or spam are added to the stew.
- 2 lbs chicken, cut into serving pieces
- 1 large potato, quartered
- 1 large carrot, sliced
- 1 can sweet peas
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 bellpepper, puree'd
- 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 4 tablespoons cooking oil
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Heat oil in a large pot. Pan-fry the chicken until golden brown on each side. Remove chicken from pot and set aside.
In the same pot, saute the onions and garlic and puree'd bell pepper (you can leave in slices, but I prefer to puree it). Once onions are tender, add chicken back to pot along with any drippings. Add tomato sauce, chicken broth and bay leaves and simmer for 25-30 minutes until chicken is nice and tender
Add potato, carrots and simmer for another 10 minutes. Once the vegetables are tender, add peas and season.