Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Featured recipe: Chicken Sarciado / Chicken Afritada

This sarciadong manok / chicken afritada recipe (chicken in tomato sauce) is a personal recipe that I perfected through the years... lols! Just a little information about the recipe: I used to have a food blog around the blogosphere, but after 15 blog entries, I stopped typing my own recipes because translating a Filipino terms to english terms really takes a lot of effort and eats much of my time. Soon I'll be reposting some of the recipes I wrote on my food blog as a featured article here in yatotchronicles. Hehehe. Now for the recipe!

“Sarciado” is the Spanish term for “sauce”, as far as I know, hehehe. Any meat in the market can be cooked in sauce and must be done in the right way. This sarciadong manok is very much different from my old way of cooking this dish. The twist is in the potato! Try to cook this dish with the skin of the potato still on it and find out the difference in their taste! Anyway, it’s still potassium! Hahaha! Enjoy cooking and eating!

1 kilo chicken, cut into pieces

5 pieces of hotdogs, sliced
2 medium-sized potatoes, cleaned and sliced
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 small-size bell pepper, sliced into strips
2 tomatoes, chopped
100 g green peas
200 g tomato sauce
1 medium-sized carrots, sliced
3 kalamansi
1 small laurel leaf
soy sauce
salt and pepper
cooking oil

How to Cook:
1) Clean the chicken well. Drain. Sprinkle some salt, mix well and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine soy sauce, kalamansi, salt and pepper and laurel leaf. Mix well. Add chicken to marinate. Set aside for 30 minutes.

2) Carefully clean the potatoes. Be sure to remove all the soil until the skin of the potatoes becomes virtually clean and smooth. Remove potatoes eyes and roots. Heat some oil in low fire. Slice the potatoes without even peeling the skin. When the oil is hot, add a pinch of salt. Add in the potatoes and slowly cook it until brown color appears.

3) When you think the potatoes are already cooked, add in the sliced bell pepper strips, hotdogs, and carrots and cook for another minute. Remove from oil carefully. Set aside.

4) Sauté garlic, tomatoes and onion in the same pan that you cooked the potatoes. Add in the chicken first (not including the marinade). Let it boil for a while (sangkutsa) to extract the taste of the chicken.

5) Put the tomato sauce in the pan and mix it well with the chicken. Add in the marinade and stir them well. Pour a little amount of water, for about 2/3 to one cup of water and let it boil until the chicken becomes tender, but not until the sauce thickens. Check the chicken for tenderness from time to time.

6) When the chicken is almost tender or done, add in the potatoes, carrot and bell pepper. Add also the green peas. Let them boil until the sauce becomes thick. Don't forget to stir occasionally. Remember to put the carrot, bell pepper, potatoes and green peas before the sauce becomes thick so that these vegetables can have time to cook and softens.

7) It is important to taste your cooking as well. If the taste doesn't suites yo, add a little bit of salt and pepper for your desired taste. If it is too salty, add a pinch of sugar. Serve hot with steaming rice.

:: Makes 8-10 servings. you can also upgrade this ingredient up to two levels! That will be discussed and posted in the nest entries in the future! Enjoy eating!

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  1. half lemon ok na siguro kung alang kalamansi, eh yong soy sauce nde mo nisabi kong gaano kadami dapat ilagay.

  2. @toni: yah.. i agree.. lemon is a good substitute to calamansi... soy sauce... uhm... tantyahan lng... enough soy sauce to cover the chicken to marinate will do! hehehe

  3. D best Chicken Sarciado recipe ever. Thanks a million


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