CHICKEN AFRITADA


"Chicken Afritada"

          My mom is an ideal house chef. We grew up eating nutritious & delicious food. I’ve learned from her “simplicity” in everything even in cooking… simpler is better!  Here’s one of my favorite Filipino cuisines which my mom used to cook for us. I made this recipe… chicken simmered in tomato sauce with vegetables. The original recipe has green peas in can but I prefer without it.

          Marinate 1 kg. chicken pcs. in 2 tbsp. soy sauce and 1 tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar for about 30 mins. I use Filipino or Japanese (Kikkoman) soy sauce, if not available, just use your local soy sauce.

          Chop 1 large onion and 5 cloves garlic. Stir fry in hot oil until light brown.  Add chicken, 1 chicken cube and marinade. Saute’ for 5 mins. Season with 2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. chili powder, 1/2 tsp. black pepper and 1 tbsp. sugar to balance the sourness of tomato.  Stir in 1 cup tomato sauce or 3 tbsp. tomato paste and 2 cups water. If  tomato sauce or paste is not available, 5 ground tomatoes may be substituted. Cover and simmer for 30 mins in low heat.

          Peel and cut into quarter 3 large potatoes. The same thing in 3 medium carrots and 3 medium capsicums or bell peppers, cut into bite pieces.  Mix vegetables to the simmering sauce of the chicken. Cook until veggies are done. Thicken with cornstarch solution (2 tbsp. cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup water).

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