Chicken Afritada(Tomato Base Braised Chicken Recipe)

Chicken Afritada(Tomato Base Braised Chicken Recipe)

  • 1kg chicken thigh fillets
  • 3 skinless hot dogs/frankfurts (cut diagonally in small pieces)
  • 1 whole onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 140g tomato paste (I did not use all of it)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 medium carrots (chopped)
  • 4-5 medium potatoes (quartered lenghthwise)
  • 1 whole red capsicum (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • salt (optional)
  • oil for frying


  1. In a hot large pot or large heavy pan, heat oil and lightly brown the chicken. Set chicken aside once done. In the same pot/pan, sautee the garlic and onions. Once onions have become transparent, add the hot dogs and fry until browned.
  2.  Add all the chicken back in the pot/pan and quickly mix through. Throw in the bay leaves, pepper and sugar. Quickly mix through then add the tomato paste and chicken stock. Mix then cover with lid. Lower the heat to medium then leave for about 10 minutes. 
  3.  Add the potatoes and carrots and then give them a mix and once again, leave covered for another 5-8 minutes or until the potatoes are soft (not mashed). Lower the heat to medium to low and then add to the mix the capsicums and peas and leave for about 5 minutes. 
  4.  Season with salt (optional – as chicken stock already adds a bit of salt into the dish).
  5. Turn off heat and serve with steamed rice.

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