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Whenever we’re talking about food that Filipino’s inherited from the Spaniards, Afritada is one of the dishes that stand out. In Philippine cuisine there are several dishes that use tomato sauce based ingredients and Afritada is definitely one of them.
2 Lbs. Chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
1 to 2 cups Polish sausage or hotdogs
1 Large can tomato sauce (14oz.)
3 Medium sized potatoes, quartered
3 Small Carrots cut into 1 inch lengths
1 Red & Green bell pepper seeded and cut into bite size pieces
1 Medium Onion (diced)
3 Gloves of Garlic (smashed)
4 Tbs. Corn oil
1 Tbs. Patis (fish sauce)
3 Tbs. Soy sauce
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
Begin by browning the chicken using four tablespoons of corn oil and season it lightly with salt and pepper.
After the chicken browns, add the garlic and let it cook until golden brown.
After adding the onions, stir it well and let it cook until soft (shiny stage).
When the onions are ready go ahead and season with patis (fish sauce) and soy sauce. Cover the chicken and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
After simmering for two minutes add 14oz. of tomato sauce, stir it well, replace cover, and bring it back to simmer.
After the tomato sauce simmers, add one cube of chicken bouillon for extra flavor. Let it simmer again until the bouillon is totally dissolved.
After the bouillon dissolves, add the potatoes and carrots, stir it well, and replace the cover. Let it simmer until potatoes and carrots are halfway cooked (about 4 minutes).
After cooking the potatoes and carrots for 4 minutes add the green peas and sausage.
Replace the cover and allow it to simmer for 2 minutes.
After two minutes adjust the taste by adding more salt and pepper and patis if needed.
When your satisfied with the taste bring it back to simmer.
Finally you can now add the bell peppers, stir it really well, then replace the cover, and allow the bell peppers to cook for 3 minutes.
You’re finally done and that’s all there is to it. Enjoy your chicken afritada!