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.


Chicken Afritada Recipe

You will need:

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 medium-size red tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 kilo chicken, any preferred parts, cut into serving size
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp patis (fish sauce)
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 medium-size onions, cut into cubes.
How to prepare:
  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the potatoes until almost brown. Set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, sauté garlic, and tomatoes. Add chicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until half brown turning over occasionally.
  3. Add water, patis, and bouillon cubes and bring to a boil. Turn down heat to low and simmer until chicken is cooked.
  4. Add the green peas. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the fried potatoes, bell pepper, and onion. Simmer until all ingredients are cooked.
  6. Serve with rice.


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  1. I will cook this for our dinner, since my husband always request this type of dish. I just hope that I will make it so tasty and so delicious.

    Thanks 😉

  2. I just cooked this on Saturday… i followed everything except for the tomato which I forgot to buy… Yet overall, my British friend loved it so much and complained that I gave him a small serving:D I’m cooking again later and still without the tomato as I like it that way.:D

  3. I will let you later, Im going to cook it now. bye!

  4. Hi Diane – OMG. That was really heart-warming. It gives me so much joy whenever people enjoy my recipes. Please try the other recipes too! 🙂

  5. I live in California, my husband is not a Filipino and his friends are not as well. I cooked chicken afritada last thursday for the very first time and it was a huge success =) My husband and his friends liked it … I liked it. I followed this recipe step by step and I just want to thank you for posting it. More power… from Diane

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