What's left of the best chicken afritada I've ever cooked

I have posted several versions of afritada here in my blog over the years but I can say that this is the simplest but most delicious one yet.

Afritada is a local chicken dish that consists of potatoes, carrots and tomato sauce.

The key to the deliciousness of this dish are the freshness of the ingredients and patience...lots of it.

You need:

chicken cut into serving pieces
onions chopped
carrots, cut into chunks
potatoes, cut into chunks
red capsicums, sliced
tomato sauce
white sugar
salt and pepper

Let's do this!

Saute the garlic and onions in oil. Add the capsicums. Add the chicken and cook until light brown. Add the potatoes and carrots. Saute for one minute and then add the tomato sauce and water. Season with sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes. Check every ten minutes to ensure that there is still enough liquid in the pot. Add some more water if needed. Taste before serving and adjust seasonings accordingly. Let the dish rest for 3 minutes and serve with lots and lots of rice. My husband had to stop himself from eating so that he can have the leftovers for the next day's baon. My son also loved this.


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