Whether it's a special occasion or just when you feel like eating it, afritada is an easy dish to make. While pork afritada is the more popular one, the chicken variant is also a favorite. Using poultry makes this dish a lot healthier than red meat at the same time cooking time is faster.
- 3/4 kilo chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 cup red and green bell peppers, sliced
- 1 pc potato, cubed
- 1 pc carrot, sliced
- 1 cup chicken broth (or use bouillon cubes dissolved in water)
- 1/4 cup green peas
- 1 cup tomato sauce (or 1/3 cup tomato paste)
- 5 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 pcs onions, quartered
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cooking oil
- Saute garlic and onion.
- Add the chicken and stir fry for 5 minutes.
- Mix-in tomato sauce and chicken broth.
- Bring to a boil then simmer until the chicken is tender and almost cooked.
- Add carrots and potatoes then simmer until cooked.
- Finally add green peas, and bell peppers and simmer for another 3 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
The measurements are just guides and you can adjust according to your taste. At times, I add a tablespoon of hot sauce or sriracha sauce to give my afritada a kick in every bite. Also add some cheese to make it creamier. Enjoy!