Chicken And Pork Stew ( Afritada )


1/2 kilogram chicken thigh or breast (500 grams) boneless without skin,cut into medium cubes
1/2 kilogram pork pork belly (500 grams) cut into medium cubes
6 separately marinate the meat in the ff seasoning for hours or overnight
1 tablespoon a. light soy sauce
1 teaspoon b. rice wine
1 tablespoon c. cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon e. sugar
set aside in the fridge
1/4 cup olive oil+ 2 tbsp oil
1/2 head garlic grated
1 large onion chopped
3 tablespoons tbsp tomato paste dissolved in 3 water
1 can tomato whole chopped with juice
1/2 cup cup- 1 water
2 pieces medium potato each divided into 8 cubes
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 medium green bell pepper, both of them cut into medium cubes


Prepare the meat ahead, marinate them separately using the ingredients above ( first five ingredients) it means you have to prepare 2 sets of the marinate, for chicken and for pork
Set aside in the fridge for at least 6 hours but if you can manage, do it overnight.
Heat 1/4 cup olive oil and fry the marinated meat, chicken meat first.
Just fry them until the meat turns white or the raw look fades. We fry them first in order to seal the natural flavor and tenderness of the meat.
Fry the cubed potatoes for 30 seconds and set aside.
Using the same pan, add 2 tbsp olive oil and saute garlic and onion.Wait until the aroma comes out.
Then add in 3 tbsp tomato paste dissolve in 3 tbsp water. Stir until well mixed and add the fried pork meat.
Add in chopped whole tomato together with its juice. Cover and let it boil then turn the heat to simmering mode and cook for 20 minutes.
Add in the fried chicken meat and cubed potatoes
Cover and simmer for another 20 minutes. Stir from time time.
Just add 1/2 cup water to 1 cup water little by little or only if you think its necessary.
Add the rest of the seasoning : pepper, salt, sugar, chili flakes, paprika and oregano.
Simmer for another 10 minutes. Then add cubed red and green bell pepper.
Adjust the seasoning accordingly. Cook for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.


Afritada or Stew in Western term is basically a pork meat cooked with spices and ended up with thick or thin sauce. Filipinos are rice eating people so broth or sauce is greatly appreciated in the dining table. Later on, a new twist of Afritada came... now we have Chicken Afritada or Chicken Stew. Well, I have my own version and I call it Chicken and Pork Stew. This is versatile cause we learned to eat this together with rice or bread...and believe me I tried it with pasta and it worked well. Now I thought of having mashed potato on the side... hmmmnnn....crazy huh!




Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 12:41am


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