Okra with Chicken Stew is a very healthy and flavorful stew made with broccoli, carrots, onion, tomato paste, chicken muscles, and okra.
Prep. Time: 10 Min.
Ck. Time: 45 Min.
Okra with Chicken Stew
- 1 yellow onion
- 250 g okra
- 150 g broccoli
- 3 boneless chicken muscles
- 100 g carrots
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 5 tbsp olive oil
- Salt, black pepper & cinnamon
To prepare this Okra with chicken stew, finely chop the onion. Then cut the broccoli into small pieces and carrots into small cubes. Next, trim off the tops of the okras.
After that, in a pot over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and when the oil is warm, add the onion. When the onion is translucent, add the chicken muscles, carrots, okra, and broccoli and sauté for 5 minutes. Then add the salt, pepper, cinnamon, and tomato paste to the ingredients. Continue to sauté all the ingredients together for 5 minutes more. Then add 2 cups of water to the pot and cover it. Finally, when the stew begins to boil, lower the heat to low and cook the stew for 30 minutes.
Note: You can serve Okra with Chicken Stew with rice or with bread.
What is Okra?
Okra is high in soluble and insoluble fibers. The fiber in the okra has been linked to several benefits, such as optimal digestive function, low cholesterol levels, reduced risk of heart disease, and weight control. Because fibrous foods are more challenging to digest, one feels more satisfied eating them.
At the same time, the okra is full of nutrients. It has vitamin C, 36 percent of the recommended daily value. Increasing your intake of foods rich in vitamin C can support your immune system, prevent free radical damage, and can help regulate blood pressure.
Okra is also a good source of vitamins, in particular, such as vitamin B6 and other B vitamins. For example, niacin, thiamine, and pantothenic acid.
High levels of vitamin A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, xanthine, and lutein are also found in the okra. These nutrients are associated with good vision, skin and mucous membrane health, and even increased protection against cancer.