Homemade Chicken Afritada

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://southbayrantsnraves.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/homemade-chicken-afritada/

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 pound chicken cut into serving pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup water
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fish sauce (or soy sauce)
1 red or green bell pepper cut into strips
2 mediums potatoes, quartered


Sprinkle meat with salt & pepper in a medium bowl, mix well & let stand for 20 mins in the fridge.
Heat oil in a medium pot. Brown meat over medium high heat. Pour off excess oil. Remove meat. Saute garlic & onion over high heat for 1 minute. Lower heat to medium, add meat mixture, tomato sauce, water, and fish sauce (or soy sauce). Cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until meat is tender.
Add potatoes and bell pepper. Simmer for another 15 minutes or until potatoes are done.
Serve hot over rice.


In addition to my reviews, I’ve decided I will blog about the food that I make, both homemade, and from cookbooks. Ever since college, cooking has become a way to relax. Once again, I love being creative and this is another form of it.
Chicken Afritada is a Filipino dish of chicken, potatoes, and bell peppers in tomato sauce. It’s tasty, especially with a side of rice. I’ve eaten this so many times growing up that I’m glad I obtained the recipe from my mom & now I can make one of the comfort foods I’ve loved so much.




Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 12:15pm

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