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Chicken Afritada Recipe

Chicken afritada is perfect for lunch or dinner.  It is a stew of chicken simmered in tomato sauce mixed with potatoes, carrots, bell peppers and seasoned with salt and pepper.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
28 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Apritadang Manok, Chicken Afritada, Chicken Apritada, Mom Food Blog
Servings: 3 people
Cost: $6


  • Cooking Pot


  • 500 grams chicken
  • 2 pcs Carrots small sized. chopped
  • 2 pcs Potatoes medium sized, chopped
  • 2 pcs Bell peppers 1 green and 1 red, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 5 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 medium-sized Onion chopped
  • 200 grams Tomato sauce
  • 1 pc Knorr cubes chicken or pork flavor , optional
  • 3 pcs Bay Leaves and peppercorn
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • pinch Ground Black Pepper
  • pinch Salt
  • 2 cups Water


  • Saute the onion and garlic in cooking oil under medium heat using skillet or wok. 
  • Put in the ground pepper and knorr pork cubes and mix well. 
  • Place the chiken to the skillet and mix it well.
  • Add in the tomato sauce and 2 cups of water. 
  • Bring it to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. 
  • Put in salt, sugar, bay leaves with peppercorn, potatoes and carrots and simmer again for 3 minutes. 
  • Check the chicken meat if its done and the potatoes if its fork tender. 
  • Check the sauce and adjust taste to your liking. 
  • Lastly, put in the bell peppers and it is done.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and serve. Perfect when paired with rice.



1. You may substitute tomato sauce with tomato paste.
2. You may add msg on it if preferred.  I did not add it because the Knorr cubes made the flavor tasty already.