My rendition did not turn out like the picture. It was more soupy. But, the taste was absolutely fantastic. I chose to use jalepeno because I have small children. The meal also reheats well for lunches.
Chicken and Okra Stew
kaykaypee Posted: 04/26/10
UNClindsey Posted: 07/19/10
I liked the flavors of this a lot (I used a whole, unseeded jalapeno), but I agree with others that it was a little too soupy. We served it over brown rice, and I still wish I had a little something to thicken it up with. My husband added plain yogurt, which worked, but it also cooled it down a little. Definitely worth playing with when all this produce is fresh at the market.
arahbee Posted: 05/06/10
Subbed in 1/2 poblano for some of the green pepper. Great, hot recipe! Love the okra.
ChefAmandaLynn Posted: 05/19/10
I used jalapeno as well (didn't seed it) and it had some HEAT. I used frozen okra, can't find fresh in Southern California, and it cooked beutifully. It turned out a litte soupy, next time I would simmer it uncovered for the last 15 minutes. We also served it over rice for a complete meal.
beingoofy Posted: 04/28/10
I used a jalapeno pepper instead of a habanero (I don't have the taste buds for such a hot pepper) and I had some cremini mushrooms on hand and threw them in with the celery, onions, and bell pepper. Followed the recipe otherwise, and ate it over brown rice. Overall this was a great recipe that I would do again.
steponme Posted: 05/12/13Missouri City, TX
Great tasting chicken stew. As a few other reviewers did, I also subbed the habanero and used a Serrano pepper.
TheCatWomman Posted: 08/15/12
It was fabulous! Didn't necessarily stay with the exact proportions of the vegies; just threw in everything I needed to use up. Will make it over and over again.
shawnkp Posted: 07/09/13
I was drawn to this recipe mainly because of the habanero pepper! I love spicy sauces and stews and this one hit the mark 100%. I did omit the cloves, and also used stewed tomato instead of the plum tomato. Very flavorful--will make again and again.
J0snowbunnie Posted: 08/20/13
I like okra, but this was alittle too slimy, even for me. It is not very good as leftovers either.
No Longer Registered Posted: 08/07/14
Habanero without the seeds was hot enough for us. A little soupy, I won't cook the veggies as long next time. I will serve leftovers with rice.
Momini Posted: 08/24/14
I love this stew! I didn't find it to be soupy at all, possibly because I subbed in a can of diced tomatoes for the fresh. In fact, I added twice the broth called for. I serve this with cornbread to soak up the juices, and I add a few hits of sriracha when I'm feeling feisty. Spicy and satisfying, particularly on a cool day!