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Chicken afritada stew in a bowl with lemon

Chicken Afritada

Chicken Afritada is a filipino inspired dish similar to a Chicken and TomatoStew with big rich tomato flavours, colourful veg and juicy chickenpieces. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 357kcal
Author Kim



  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C/350 degrees F
  • Marinate chicken thighs in soy sauce, lemon juice and 1 tablespoons of crushed garlic for 20 minutes. (reserve the remainder of garlic for the sauce)
  • Add the Chicken thighs and half of the oil into a non stick pan on high heat until it is golden and brown, but not cooked all the way through. Place into a large casserole dish.
  • Add remaining oil, onions, garlic and fresh chopped tomatoes into the pan and cook on high for 2 minutes or until onion becomes translucent
  • Add in the fish sauce, tomato puree, chicken stock, Bay Leaf and sweetener to the pan. Bring to a gentle boil and then pour over the chicken into the casserole dish.
  • Add peas, capsicums and potatoes to casserole dish, stirring through
  • Cover with foil and cook in the oven for 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil and let sit for 5 minutes before serving
  • Garnish with fresh lemon, and fresh diced parsley. Serve on its own, or with brown rice.


  1. Freezing:  This dish will keep in the freezer upto for 8 weeks.  Store in portion sized servings and defrost overnight in the fridge or microwave.
  2. Different Type of Chicken:  Instead of skinless chicken thigh, you can use the same quantity of chicken drumsticks or marylands (same cooking time), or chicken tenderloins (halve the cooking time)
  3. Servings Suggestions:  Traditionally served with white rice, but I serve with brown rice.  Also cous cous, cauliflour rice, mash, or crusty bread would work.
  4. Heat:  Add chilli flakes in to the pot abd stir through before baking it it the oven.  For even more heat, add additional fresh diced chilli on top.


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g