In the Philippines, Spain meets China in the kitchen!
Afritada comes from Spanish "a fritada", which means to fry.
But Chicken Afritada is not really fried, it is lightly browned and then braised in tomato sauce with potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, sweet peas and sometimes sausages. An everyday meal, served with plain steamed rice.
This fusion chicken stew is not too spicy, and sort of sweet and sour.
Chicken Afritada best match is Sauvignon Blanc, especially from New Zealand. This wine has vegetable notes that work magically with the ingredients in the sauce and lot of acidity to please your palate.
In the mood for red wine? Perfect! Choose a red wine that does not overpower the white meat. I suggest grapes such Garnacha and Mencia from Spain: both fruit bombs and a lot of quality for the money.
White meat also pairs well with rosé wines and bubbles.
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