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Simple Chicken Afritada

This is a recipe for basic chicken afritada. It is the simplest recipe that still provide the traditional yummy taste of this dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 large baking potato cubed
  • 1 large carrot cubed
  • 4 pieces dried bay leaves optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Heat oil in a pot.
  • Saute the onion and garlic.
  • Add the chicken slices. Continue to saute until the chicken gets light brown.
  • Pour the chicken broth and add the tomato paste. Stir and let boil. Add the dried bay leaves and sugar. Cover the pot and adjust the heat to low. Cook for 35 minutes. Note: Add water or chicken broth if it starts to dry-up.
  • Add the potato and carrot. Stir. cover and continue to cook in medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 5g