Chicken Afritada Video Recipe - Filipino Food Lovers

Chicken Afritada Video Recipe

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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.   Ingredients:   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   Cooking procedure:  

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!

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29 Responses to “Chicken Afritada Video Recipe”

  1. John S. Bailes says:

    It mentions sausage but never tells me what to do with them or when to do it.

  2. John,
    I’m sorry about that. Add the sausage immediately after you add the green peas. If you prefer hotdogs rather than sausge do so, just make sure you use beef franks instead of pork.
    Robert Colinares

  3. Aglea says:

    Hi Mr. Colinares, i really love your site. Ive been looking for recipes in your blog since last year. And they’re all great. im 25 yrs old pro hndi po kc ako marunong magluto, so pag cnasabi ng mother ko na tantsahin ko lng ung paglagay ng spices, hndi ko alam pano. Akala ko po hndi na kyo mgpopost ulit ng recipes. But again, thank you for your recipes. I live in canada with my husband and baby, but we always have a filipino dish on the table. God bless!

  4. Nusrath says:

    Is it compulsory to add fish sauce|?

  5. Thanks for your simple recipe. I simply love it and I’m pretty sure my family will love this recipe. thanks again, carmen

  6. Abigail Gollins says:

    I’m SO glad I found your site!

    I’m originally from San Diego, CA. My parents are from Tarlac (my Dad’s from San Roque, and my mom’s from Camiling).

    I now live in the Northwest of the UK, with my husband. Our closest large towns are Manchester and Birmingham. But, now that I have your recipes-with photos(HURRAH!:D)-I can make them for myself and for my husband. Well, one day, when we have our own place. But, still! Thanks for the great recipes and photos!

  7. Leya Sun says:

    I love the homey feel of this ideo. πŸ™‚
    You have to make more of these videos…
    BTW! Food is indeed Yum-O!

  8. Marie says:

    Another chicken recipe, love it, thanks for posting

  9. ray says:

    what kind of soy sauce do you prefer?

  10. Ray,

    I cook with Silver Swan soy sauce. You should be able to find that brand on any groceries store that carry Filipino foods.


  11. pedro says:

    another dish that i think we inherited from the spaniards is paella. i only recently discovered this site so i’m not sure if you already posted a paella recipe here. anyway, i hope you would.

    i will be visiting again.

  12. fely says:

    helo mr colinares i like the way you cook easy to follow everytime i get hungry i open the filipino cooking to see which menu i will have to follow more success and GOD BLESS

  13. fely says:

    helo friend can u also show to us how to cook eggplant not only tortang talong but in another way of cooking please and thanks.

  14. Aurea says:

    thank you po sa mga recipe nyo at video. Pag nawawalan na ako ng idea kung anong iluluto sa asawa at mga anak, i just refer to your website and it helps a lot. Meron po ba kayong masarap na recipe ng sisig or kilawin? More power and i hope you make more videos. love it

  15. Noel D says:

    Very well narated. Easy to follow directions. Good luck!

  16. Cely Wever says:

    Ray, chicken afritada is the one of my favorite food. It seems for me you are a very good cooker…I wish that you have more video about filipino food…


  17. Christine says:

    Hi ray , i am coming to the philppines on the 4th april to cebu so i decided to look up some dishes and this is the first i tried, i did a smaller version and may have been a little inaccurate with the adjustments but it tastes good! thanks so much this site is lovely your directions are so clear and these are lovely recipes, thank you i will try as many as i can before its time to leave πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  18. Christine says:

    lol i’m sorry robert i looked up and accidently wrote the wrong name. oops….

  19. That’s okay Christine, you weren’t the only person who called me Ray before. LOL

    Anyway, good luck on your cooking and let us know how it turns out.

    Best of luck,
    Robert Colinares

  20. Jennifer says:

    Hello Robert,

    I just discovered your website yesterday while looking for the perfect Chicken Afritata recipe. Thanks to your wonderful recipe and video, my family was able to enjoy the delicious dish! I really love your user friendly website and easy to follow recipes/videos. I will definitely visit your site regularly for more Filipino dishes. Thanks again and God bless.


  21. Jennifer,

    Thanks for the kind words and I am glad that you and your family enjoyed my recipe.

    I am also glad that you find this website easy to navigate, I do try my best to make this site more enjoyable to visit.

    God bless to you also!


  22. noligutomyan says:


    This dish turned out perfect(sans the hot/sausage). Next time I’ll give it a go. MARAMING SALAMAT SA INYO!

  23. You’re welcome Noli!

  24. hi, this is june, i had been searching for an easy to follow recipe of chicken afritada, i was about to settle for ready mix afritada sauce but i finally remembered to try and search the internet for simple recipe, and i am glad i was able to stumble upon your video. Thanks and i will definitely try to find other of your recipes when the need arise again.

  25. hi! so thankful somebody shared your portion and indeed eager to learn more about cooking. Is it possible to add some water if it appears dry or if someone in the family craves for more saucy preparation. And pleade feauture more about shrimps recipe. thank you and more power to you!

  26. Amanda says:

    I have attempted this recipe this afternoon for my Filipino boyfriend. His mum is an amazing cook so I hope it all turns out just as good πŸ™‚
    It smells amazing though!

  27. catherine says:

    congratulation to u mr chef, keep it up.thanks a lot to ur recipes.Through you, i have idea now on how to cook filipino foods,im from fil but really doesnt know how to cook any kind of filipino dish.Now my american bf will come overhere in spain and he says he wants to eat filipino foodsand because im worried on how n what to cook,i starts searchin recpes but i can able to find easy one,its good i came 2ur site… congatulation..n more pwer

  28. marie says:

    I like the way how it was prepared..and wished to know more about your cooking styles and another kind of foods to be shown here in the future..thanks a lot for sharing this recipies for us to know more about food cooking.thanks a lot and God bless,,happy new year in advance.

  29. Jerry says:

    Took a while for the sauce to thicken but once it was done it was AMAZING. I used drummettes but followed the recipe exactly other than that. I was using my finger to lick every last bit of the glaze off my plate! Went back for seconds and my brother had eaten every last bit! For about 12 drummettes there was plenty of glaze. Super easy and so delicious!! ο»Ώ

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