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Chicken Afritada

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino



  • 800g chicken thighs
  • 200g button mushrooms, halved
  • 1 green bell pepper or capsicum (thats what we call it here in NZ)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 big can tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 small potatoes quartered
  • 2 pcs carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • oil
  • salt
  • sugar
  • pepper
  • 4 pcs bay leaves


  1. Deep fry potatoes separately until golden brown.  I do this so that when we add it to the dish it wont sip the sauce, and potato would have a different flavor and texture.
  2. On a separate pot saute garlic and onion in oil
  3. Add chicken and brown it slightly
  4. Add water, carrots, tomato puree and bay leaves
  5. Boil and simmer for 20 minutes
  6. Add fried potato, capsicum, mushroom and tomato paste and simmer for additional 5 minutes
  7. Season with salt, sugar and pepper.