Chicken Afritada Recipe

Chicken Afritada is one of my favourite Filipino food. This afritada recipe is so comforting that your whole family will absolutely enjoy. Chicken Afritada is a classic Filipino dish, with tender chicken nestled within potatoes and sweet peppers. There is absolutely nothing more comforting than a stew. My husband and 2 children absolutely love this afritada recipe. It is one of their favourite Filipino food too.


1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large onion, diced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup water
1 teaspoon sugar
2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 3 inch pieces
2 bell peppers (red, yellow or a combination)
2 bay leaves
several dashes Tabasco Habanero Sauce, to taste


Marinate the chicken thighs in soy sauce and black pepper for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

In an oven over medium heat, heat the oil and brown the garlic and set aside.

Add the chicken, and brown on all sides. Add onions. When the onions are soft and transparent, stir in the tomato paste. After two minutes, stir in the water, sugar, potatoes, half the bell peppers, Tabasco, bay leaves, and reserved garlic. Let come to a boil, then lower heat to simmer. Cook for about 25 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked and the potatoes are fork tender.

Add the remaining bell peppers and cook for about 7 minutes more. Season to taste with black pepper, or if you desire more heat, Tabasco. Remove bay leaves and discard. Serve immediately over rice.

Chicken Afritada

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