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Afritada Recipe Chicken

Cheesy Chicken Afritada Recipe

Learn how to make this tasty and very cheesy Afritada Recipe using chicken meat.  Today, I am going to show you how to cook this delicious and very colorful Filipino recipe called Afritadang Manok which is chicken sautéed with red tomatoes, red onions, and white garlic then cooked to perfection before being simmered with tomato sauce and fresh vegetables such as yellow potatoes, orange carrots, red and green bell peppers then topped with lots and lots of grated Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese.


Cheesy Chicken Afritada Recipe
Afritada Recipe Chicken

 

Ingredients for Making Afritadang Manok Filipino Chicken Recipe


Here are the basic ingredients that you will need to Make this Afritadang Manok Recipe:

  • 2 lbs chicken pieces
  • 1 small potato, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • ½ small red and green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 can Del Monte tomato sauce
  • ½ cup Cheddar cheese
  • 1 piece Knorr chicken bouillon cube
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


Ingredients for Afritadang Manok

Step by Step Procedures on How To Cook Filipino Style Afritada Recipe


Here are the procedures for making Afritang Manok Pinoy Style Recipe:

1.  Heat skillet then add the vegetable oil.  You can also use any kind of cooking oil that you prefer like olive oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, etc.  You can also use butter or lard if you have that readily available.

Heat vegetable oil in a skillet.

2.  Add the potatoes.  You can use any color of potato that you might have - red, white, yellow potatoes.

Add the chopped potatoes.

3.  Add the carrots.  Then stir once in a while so the vegetables does not get burned.


Add the chopped carrots.

4.  Cook the vegetables until soft and tender.


Cook vegetables until soft and tender.

5.  Set aside the cooked potatoes and carrots in a bowl.


Transfer cooked vegetables in a plate.

6.  In the same skillet with oil, sauté the minced garlic.


Sauté minced garlic.

7.  Sauté the red onions.  You can also use white or yellow onions.


Sauté chopped red onions.

8.  Sauté the red tomatoes.


Sauté chopped tomatoes.

9.  Add the chicken pieces.  I prefer to use drumsticks and thighs.  I also put 2 slice marks on each side of each chicken piece so it is easier to cook the meat evenly on all sides - inside and out.

Add chicken pieces.

10.  Cover and cook for 8 to10 minutes until the side is light brown in color.


Cover and cook for 8 minutes.

11.  Uncover then turn chicken meat pieces one at a time.


Uncover then turn chicken pieces.

12.  Cover and cook the other side for another 8 to 10 minutes.


Cover and cook for 8 minutes.

13.  Uncover then cook until chicken is soft and tender.


Continue cooking without cover.

14.  Turn the chicken once in a while and allow each piece to absorb the juices.


Turn chicken pieces to coat with sauce.

15.  Continue cooking until the juices is slightly reduced and thickened.


Make sure chicken is well-done.

16.  Add the Del Monte tomato sauce.  This will be the rich and tasty base of our Afritada recipe.


Add the Del Monte tomato sauce.

17.  Add water to prevent the tomato sauce from burning and sticking to the pan.


Add water.

18.  Crumble and add the chicken cubes.  I use Knorr chicken cubes as this brand has been used and tested for generations starting from my grandmother, my mom, then passed on to me.


Crumble and add the chicken cube.

19.  Add salt according to your own taste preference.  You can use table salt, kosher salt, iodized salt, rock salt, sea salt, etc.  whatever you got available in your pantry.


Add salt.

20.  Add the crushed black pepper.  I sometimes used whole peppercorns then I crush it using a mortar and pestle when I am ready to use it in seasoning any food, dish, or cooking recipe.

Add crushed black pepper.

21.  Add back the cooked potatoes and carrots.


Add back the cooked potatoes and carrots.

22.  Add the red and green bell peppers.


Add red and green bell peppers.

23.  Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.


Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

24.  When the vegetables are done, finally add the Cheddar cheese.  I actually used a combination of cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese mix as this is what I got available in my pantry.


Add the grated cheese.

25.   Then cook for about 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.


Cheesy Chicken Afritada Recipe
Cook Cheesy Afritada Recipe with cheese for 2 minutes.

26.  Serve with steamed white rice.


Cheesy Chicken Afritada on plate
Serve Chicken Afritada with steamed white rice.

Other Things That You Will Need:

  1. Skillet
  2. Wooden Spoon, for stirring
  3. Bowls
  4. Plates
  5. Knife, for cutting
  6. Chopping board
  7. Fruit or vegetable peeler

Benefits in Eating Tomatoes

Tomatoes are considered as fruits and fresh plump tomatoes in season resemble freshly picked red apples with the juiciness of sweet peaches.

Tomatoes, also known as kamatis in Filipino language, is a rich source of Vitamin C and folate that is beneficial for pregnant women and lactating mothers.  Tomatoes are mostly made up of water and good fibers so it is also low in carbs and calories.

Fresh tomatoes are often chopped and added in most salads as well as added to sawsawan with bagoong (fish paste), soy sauce (toyo), or patis (fish sauce).  This is best served with grilled meat or Inihaw - inihaw na bangus, inihaw na liempo ng baboy, inihaw na manok, atbp.

Tomatoes are often added in sautéing garlic and onions as seen in making this Chicken Afritada.  It is also boiled with onions in making soup-based stews like Bulalo and Nilaga.

Tomatoes on a Farm
Benefits of Eating Tomatoes

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