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Pineapple Chicken Afritada in a serving dish
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Pineapple Chicken Afritada

Pineapple Chicken Afritada is a delicious twist on a classic Filipino stew. With a rich tomato sauce, potatoes, carrots, bell peppers and a touch of sweetness from pineapples, it's hearty and delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: pineapple chicken afritada
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 476kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch thick strips
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch thick strips
  • 1 small onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 4 pounds chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (from canned pineapples)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved


  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil. 
  • Add potatoes and carrots and cook, turning once or twice, until lightly browned. Remove from pan drain on paper towels. 
  • Remove excess oil except for about 1 tablespoon. Add bell peppers and cook for about 30 to 40 seconds. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add chicken and cook, turning as needed, until lightly browned.
  • Add fish sauce and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, stirring as needed.
  • Add tomato sauce and reserved juice from canned pineapples (about 1 cup). Bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add potatoes, and carrots, and continue to cook until vegetables are tender and sauce is thickened.
  • Add green peas, pineapple chunks, and bell peppers and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. 



Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 932mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 2525IU | Vitamin C: 48.4mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 4.5mg