myFresha-licious: Chicken Afritada With Pineapple

Chicken Afritada With Pineapple

I’ve cooked afritada before in Singapore (see Duck Afritada ) The plan was for us to cook the different tomato-based Filipino stews but we were only able to cook beef mechado, beef caldereta, and the  Duck Afritada .  Unfortunately, it was not fulfilled since we made some major changes 🙂

We will try to complete the list of tomato-based Filipino Stews before the year ends.  Tomatoes are available in Qatar :-), aren’t they.  Definitely they are, and probably there will tomato sauces or tomato pastes just the same.

Try this chicken afritada I cooked for the little ones.  My nephews and niece did love it.



Chicken, cut into serving sizes – 800 g to 1 kg
Carrots, diced 1″ in length – 2 medium
Sweet Potatoes, diced 1″ in length – 3 medium
Green Peas
Pineapple Tidbits w/ the syrup – 115 g (1 sachet)
Garlic, minced
Red Onions, diced – 2 medium
Ginger, crushed and diced – 1″
Vegetable Oil
Tomato Paste – 5 tbsp
Fish Sauce – 3 tbsp
Salt & ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Procedure:

1.    Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the garlic, onions, and the ginger until they become fragrant.  
2.  Add in the chicken and Stir fry it until it turned almost brown .  
3.  Add in the sweet potatoes and water enough to cover the chicken.  Let the mixture simmer until the chicken and sweet potatoes are almost cooked.
4.  Pour in the pineapple syrup and stir in the tomato paste, fish sauce, ground black pepper, and the green peas.  Continue to simmer
5.  Stir in the pineapple tidbits and simmer at least 2 more minutes.

Dish out and enjoy with a glass of cold nestea iced tea 🙂  I had my cold brewed guyabano leaves, however 🙂

Want more afritada recipes?  Check our Afritada collection and other tomato-based stews


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