Tarragon Chicken Afritada with Red Wine and Pineapple

Afritada is a typical Filipino dish normally made of chicken, but you can also use meat or pork.
It is a delicious dish and easy to make.
In this recipe, I have used tarragon (to be honest I`m a fan of tarragon) and a little red wine.
Tarragon can be ruled out if you do not like tarragon.

Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Total Time: 60 mins

Serve: 3-4 Persons


  • 500 g ( 1,1 lb ) chicken breasts filletIngredients Afritada
  • 3-4 small potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 200 g ( 7 oz ) canned tomato puree
  • 225 g ( 8 oz ) canned pineapple chunks, reserve syrup, drained
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 1 cup canned green peas
  • 1 tablespoon fine chilli sauce
  • 4 tablespoons red wine
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5 tablespoons tarragon (Estragon)
  • 6 tablespoons cooking oil, divided

How to do:
Cut chicken breasts fillet into small cubes ( 1×1 inch ) and mix with tarragon. Leave for an hour.
Use a big pan and medium heat, heat 4 tablespoons of oil. Add potatoes and cook for about 1 minute.
Then add carrot and cook for about 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and cook for about 1 minute.
Remove all vegetables from pan and drain on paper towels.
Warm the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in the same pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Then add chicken and brown it slightly.
Add the tomato puree, pineapple syrup, soy sauce, and bay leaves.
Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is almost tender. Stir occasionally.
Add potatoes, bell pepper, carrots, and pineapple chunks and continue to cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked.
Add the green peas, red wine and season with salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes more.

Serve hot with rice topped with parsley.           Afritada and red wine

Enjoy your dinner! 🙂



Author: Oeystein

Hi, I'm a pensioner who likes to cook, my page will contain recipes advice and tips. I`m living in Norway, married to a Filipina, so in winter time we stay in Philippines and summertime we stay in Norway.

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