Saturday, July 18, 2009

Chicken Afritada

Chicken is stewed in a slightly sweet tomato sauce and colorful bell pepper makes this dish even more appealing. This is an easy recipe that takes some common pantry staples and transforms chicken into a favorite Filipino dish...

Chicken Afritada
original Joelen's family recipe


2-3 tablespoons cooking oil
1 large head garlic, peeled and minced
1 large onion, chopped
1 whole chicken, cut into serving pieces with the bones intact
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
1-2 dried bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 red and 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped into bite sized pieces


In a wok, add the oil and heat up until hot.
Add the garlic and onion, sauteeing until softened.
Add the chicken, ketchup, soy sauce, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Stir to coat chicken and allow it to cook on medium high heat until chicken is cooked through.
Add the bell peppers and cook until slightly softened.
Serve hot with rice.

* You can also add potatos and carrots, both chopped into bite sized pieces, into this dish to make it even heartier. Add these ingredients to the wok along with the chicken to cook until softened.