Chicken Afritada Recipe

Chicken afritada is a popular Filipino-Spanish inspired dish made with chicken and vegetables, and stewed in a tomato and garlic based broth. Fish sauce gives this simple dish a Southeast Asian flair you will find yourself craving again and again!


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium onion (sliced into thin half moons)
  • 1 pound chicken breasts of fillets
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 8 ounces can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 large carrot (roughly chopped)
  • 1 potato (peeled and chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 1 small red bell bell pepper (cored, seeded and sliced into strips)
  • 1 small green bell pepper (cored, seeded and sliced into strips)
  • 1/2 cup green peas


  1. In a deep pan over medium high heat, add oil, garlic, onions and cook for 3 minutes, until onions have started to soften.
  2. Add chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes, until the outer part of the chicken is cooked.
  3. Add chicken stock, canned tomatoes, water, sugar and 1 tablespoon fish sauce. Stir well, bring to a a boil, lower to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Add carrots, potatoes, bell peppers and green peas and stir well. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook for 7 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  5. Turn the heat off, add remaining fish sauce, stir and serve.


This chicken afritada will keep refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.


Keywords: recipe, stew

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