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Chicken Afritada (Chicken Braised in Tomato Sauce)

Chicken Afritada is a popular chicken Filipino dish that is cooked in tomato sauce with carrots, potatoes and bell peppers as the main vegetables. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 350kcal
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • 2 lbs chicken (mix of thighs and drumsticks)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large potatoes, cubed
  • 1 carrot, cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper, cubed


  • Marinate chicken pieces in soy sauce and lemon juice for half an hour. Drain chicken from the marinade.
  • In a heavy pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Sauté garlic, onions and tomatoes for 2 minutes or until onions are soft.
  • Add chicken pieces and saute for a few minutes until meat is nicely browned and no longer pink.
  • Add fish sauce and stir. Add tomato sauce and water and stir to combine. Let the mixture boil and then reduce heat. Cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
  • Add carrots, red bell pepper and potatoes; cover and cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!


Serving: 384g | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.7g | Protein: 46.8g | Fat: 9.5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1088mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 5.5g