Tomato-based dishes are one of the few good things that we inherited from those bored Spaniards who colonized the Philippines for centuries; the same conquistadors that had nothing else to do but to bug little islands in Asia in search of spices (of course). Anyway, there are a lot of delicious dishes using tomato sauce like Caldereta, Menudo, Callos, and Afritada to mention a few. Well, we are making Chicken Afritada today and we will be using chicken wings instead of the traditional cut up chicken.
I will also use smoked chicken sausage on this dish just to add a little fun to the flavor. Of course you can use any type of smoked sausage like pork, beef, or turkey. I am only using chicken to show my loyalty and my allegiance to the chicken. Okay, okay, I don’t mean to discriminate against the pigs and the cows. Remember I’m a Catholic, so don’t worry, you’ll have your turn and you’ll have my undivided attention.
- 2 1/2 lb chicken wings - cut in half and discard the tips
- 1/2 to 3/4 lb smoked sausage - sliced in 1 inch thick
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 2 cups water
- 3 medium carrots - sliced
- 1 small red bell pepper - sliced
- 1 small green bell pepper - sliced
- 3 medium potatoes - cut in 1 inch cubes
- 1 small onion - diced
- 6 cloves garlic - finely chopped
- 3 dried bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste
- 2 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Place wok over high heat.
- Add olive oil.
- When the oil is hot, add onions and garlic.
- Saute until onion is translucent.
- Add chicken then stir fry until chicken is light brown.
- Add wine and simmer until alcohol evaporates
- Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, water, oregano, and bay leaves. .
- Stir gently and let it boil.
- Turn heat down to medium.
- Cover and let it simmer for 12 minutes.
- Add sausage, potatoes and carrots.
- Cover and let it simmer until chicken and potatoes are tender.
- Add bell peppers, salt, and ground pepper then let it simmer for another 3 minutes.
- Serve hot with rice.
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