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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chicken Afritada

Chicken Afritada is another simple yet delicious Pinoy dish. There are several ways of preparing this, but still the main ingredients are chicken and tomato sauce or fresh tomatoes. My daughter loves the thick tomato sauce with a bit of sweetness.
Chicken Afritada

Ingredients:
3/4 chicken breast (or any chicken parts preferred) , cut
1 cup tomato sauce
4 med. sized  potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 carrots, chopped
1/2 cup green peas (optional)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pc bay leaf
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp catsup
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

How to Prepare:

> Heat pan with oil, saute onions and garlic, add chicken, then soy sauce. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
> Add carrots and potatoes.
> Add tomato sauce, bay leaf, bell pepper, sugar and chicken broth.
> Simmer and cover for about 10-15 minutes or until the chicken,potatoes and carrots are cooked and tender.
> Season with salt and pepper. Add green peas and catsup.
> Simmer for another 5 minutes, uncovered. This will thicken sauce.
> Serve with rice!











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