Afritadang Manok (Braised Chicken in Tomato Sauce)

This is Afritadang Manok (Braised Chicken in Tomato Sauce). Chicken Afritada is a Spanish inspired dish typically served for lunch or dinner with steamed white rice. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.


  • 2 pounds of chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 3 pieces of hotdog, sliced
  • 1 potato, peeled and quartered
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced into cubes
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup of chicken stock or water
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of green peas
  • 2-3 pieces of bay leaf
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 head of garlic, peeled then minced
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of cooking oil


  1. In a wok, heat 3 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken then pan fry it until the edges are slightly browned and no more blood is coming out of chicken.
  3. Remove the chicken then set it aside and drain the remaining oil from the wok.
  4. In the same wok over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of oil then saute the garlic followed by onions.
  5. Add the hotdogs and chicken to the wok.
  6. Pour in the tomato sauce and chicken stock then add the bay leaf.
  7. Let this begin to simmer.
  8. Add the carrots then let this boil for 20 minutes or until the carrots are tender but not overcooked.
  9. Then add the potatoes and continue to boil for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.
  10. Now add the green peas, sugar, green and red bell peppers and simmer for an additional 2-5 minutes.
  11. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Serve hot with steamed rice.
  13. Enjoy!


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