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Chicken Afritada

Chicken stew in tomato paste.
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3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Servings 4 people
Calories 323 kcal


  • 1 pound chicken thigh skin on and cut into serving pieces 
  • 1 pound chicken legs skin on and cut into serving pieces 
  • 1 medium onion minced 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced 
  • 1 large carrot chopped into chunks 
  • 2 medium potatoes chopped into chunks 
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz  
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste 
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1 cup water or chicken stock 
  • 1/4 cup green peas


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium high heat. Place the chicken pieces and cook without disturbing until it is brown, about 3 minutes. Turn over to cook the other side. 
  • Add the onion and stir frequently until tender, about 3 minutes. Mix in the garlic and continue to stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.  
  • Stir in fish sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar and salt. 
  • Add potatoes and carrots then bring to a boil. Cover the pot then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender,  stirring occasionally and adding a little water if needed.  
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and serve immediately. 


Keyword afritada, chicken
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