Recipe #13: CHICKEN AFRITADA

One of the popular Filipino chicken dishes is the Chicken Afritada, probably next to Chicken Tinola.

Chicken Afritada is a saucy chicken stew with vegetables, such as potatoes and carrots. Onions are added last because we don’t want them to be overly cooked. The mild sweetness of onions and green peas combined with the savory flavor of the rest of the ingredients make Chicken Afritada a popular dish among Filipinos.

 

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Recipe #12: ADOBONG BABOY (Pork Adobo)

This is a very basic Adobong Baboy or Pork Adobo recipe. In contrast to my first Adobong Baboy recipe, this one has the usual thick sauce, although both are addictively delicious.

The great thing with adobo is that it has a longer shelf life especially if kept in the fridge. One of its main ingredients, vinegar, helps in semi-preserving the food which shuns spoilage.

Follow the recipe below in two easy steps!

Adobong Baboy - Pork Adobo recipe

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Recipe #11: GROUND PORK WITH SAYOTE

I hated vegetables when I was a kid, and there are some, such as ampalaya (bitter gourd) and okra, that I still don’t like now. But there are also certain vegetables that I really love, especially the leafy ones.

And sayote (chayote). It’s like green papaya, but softer when cooked that it melts in your mouth. It tastes really good! Sayote has a hint of sweetness, because it easily absorbs liquid from the stock or broth where it’s being cooked. It cooks fast too!

So, if you find yourself one day not knowing what to cook, here’s a simple sayote dish for your to try:

Ground Pork with Sayote

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