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pineapple chicken afritada
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5 from 3 votes

Pineapple Chicken Afritada

Chicken stew with pineapple, potato, and carrots.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: afritada, chicken stew, pineapple chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 piece Knorr chicken cube
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces pineapple chunks in can
  • 1 piece potato diced
  • 1 piece carrot sliced
  • 1 piece red bell pepper cut into squares
  • 1 piece green bell pepper cut into squares
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Fish sauce and ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic. Continue cooking while stirring until it starts to turn golden brown in color.
  • Add onion. Saute until it softens.
  • Add chicken. Cook each side for 1 minute or until the color turns light brown.
  • Pour the tomato sauce, juice from pineapple chunks, and water into the pan. Stir. Cover the pan.
  • Once the liquid starts to boil, add Knorr Chicken Cube and bay leaves. Cover the pan and then adjust the heat to a low setting. Continue cooking for 18 minutes.
  • Use a kitchen tong to turn the chicken pieces over. Continue cooking the opposite side for 12 minutes.
  • Add pineapple, potato, and carrot. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Season with fish sauce and ground black pepper.
  • Add bell pepper. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 3910IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg