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Paleo Filipino Recipe ‘Chicken Afritada’

Following a paleo diet can be challenging, especially for me who used to eat my country’s cuisines. There were times when I crave for Filipino dishes but it’s not considered paleo diet. So, in order for me to maintain my paleo diet and still enjoy my culture’s cuisine, I made this popular Filipino dish called ‘Chicken Afritada’. Typically, this dish calls for green and red bell peppers, green peas, and only one cup of water. I tweaked this recipe and didn’t add the bell peppers and peas. Also, instead of only one cup of water, I added two cups of water.

For those who don’t want to use tomato sauce, you can make your own tomato puree as an alternative. Enjoy!


Prep Time: 15 minutes             Cook Time: 30-40 minutes          Total Time: 45-55 minutes


  • 8 oz can Organic Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Organic Bay Leaf
  • 4 pieces of Chicken Thighs
  • 3 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 4 Organic Golden Potatoes
  • 2 Organic Carrots
  • 1/2 Chicken Bouillon
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut oil or Avocado oil
  • Black pepper
  • Himalayan Salt


  1. Heat the pan (Medium Heat)
  2. Add the coconut oil
  3. Fry the Chicken Thighs for 30 minutes
  4. Add black pepper and Himalayan salt over the chicken
  5. Add the garlic cloves and chicken bouillon
  6. Flip the chicken then cook for another 5 minutes
  7. Change the stove temperature in between low and medium
  8. Add the tomato sauce and water
  9. Add the potatoes and carrots
  10. Add the black pepper to taste then stir
  11. Let it simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked
  12. Optional: serve with rice

Yield: 2 to 3 servings



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