Sunday 24 July 2011

Chicken with Ocra in tomato Sauce (Κοτόπουλο με μπάμιες)

Ocra is one of those vegetables that are quite underestimated I believe and frankly quite misunderstood. For all of you out there that have not tried it before, give it a chance, it is actually very tasty! Recipe below how to make it with chicken, which is the most popular combination I know.


1,3Kg Okras
1,2Kg Chicken breasts with the skin
400ml chopped tomatoes
1 spoonful of tomato puree
3 garlic gloves peeled
2 ladles of olive oil
1 cup of Malt Vinegar
Salt and pepper


You need to start by getting the Okras ready. Wash them well and then clean them by cutting their heads in a pointy way. Put them in the ball together with the vinegar and one teaspoon of salt. Make sure the vinegar goes to all of them. Leave them to soak in the vinegar until their time comes to go in the oven.
Then place your chicken in a tray with the garlic, the tomato puree and the chopped tomatoes as well as the olive oil. Then season with one spoonful of salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Add half a cup of water and stir to ensure everything mixes well.
You need to have preheated your oven at 220 degrees. Place the tray in the oven and let the chicken cook for 45 minutes. Then add the okras in the tray which would have been soaking in the vinegar for 50 minutes roughly by this point. Stir to ensure the tomato sauce covers them and put back in the oven for another hour, stirring occasionally. 

Let the food rest for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!!

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