"E." is at it again. Another winning recipe from the "Authentic Recipes from the Philippines".
This is Afritadang Manok or Chicken simmered in Tomatoes and PImientos. The taste is not so overpowering, especially if you're used to using tomato sauce, because it comes from fresh tomatoes. The freshness of the tomatoes will grow on you and you'lll find yourself wanting more and more.
"E." is orderly in the kitchen. He slices the tomatoes and onions and presses the garlic.
Wash the chicken pieces well and dry with paper towels. Brown the chicken pieces in 2 T of olive oil and then set aside.
Add the garlic and still fry until golden brown. Then add in the onions and fry until translucent.
Return the chicken to the pot and add the tomatoes, bay leaf, salt and pepper to taste, and 1.5 cups of water. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
In a separate pan (my suggestion), fry the potatoes in butter right until before the butter burns then set aside. After concoction has simmered its full 20 minutes, add the buttered potatoes and simmer for another 15 minutes. Add the pimientos (in this case, red bell peppers) and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Et voila! Perfection in a single bite guaranteed! Bon appetite!