For every Fiesta in my Hometown one of the most popular dishes we cook is Afritada. Here we have lots versions of Afritada we have Chicken, Pork, Beef, or Goat Afritada. For now I will give you my version of Chicken Afritada. I reveal to you my secret recipe to make your afritada perfect.
Basically Afritada is a Filipino Stew. It is the local adaptation of a recipe brought over by the Spaniards who ruled the islands for over 3 centuries. This dish is meat and vegetables simmered in a tomato-based sauce that is flavored with Patis – Filipino Fish Sauce.
I love stews in tomato sauce and other similar dishes. This Chicken Afritada this is very delicious and very interesting dish to cook. I’m sure you and the rest of your family will love this.
1 small can Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits or any Brand
1 1/2 lbs chicken, cut into serving size
1/2 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 large potato, chunks
1 large carrot, chunks
1 medium red bell pepper, chunks
1/4 cup green peas
4 gloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chunks
1 1/4 cup water
1 tbsp fish sauce (Patis)
3 tbsp cooking oil
salt to taste
Heat cooking oil in a pan or wok.
Saute carrots, potatoes, and bell pepper then set aside.
Using the same pan, saute garlic & onion.
Add the chicken. Simmer for 12-15 minutes or until tender. (requires occasional stirring).
Add the fish sauce and cook for 3 minutes.
Add water when it starts to dry up. Bring to a boil.
Add the Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits including the pineapple juice
Add the tomato sauce. Let it simmer.
Add all the vegetables. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
Remove from heat & transfer to a serving bowl.
Serve with hot steamed white rice.