Chicken and Okra Stew Kotopoulo me Mpamies Κοτόπουλο με Μπάμιες Ingredients: 1 chicken, cut into pieces 1 large onion, chopped ½ cup olive oil 500gr baby okra fresh or frozen ½ cup of olive oil for cooking 250 gr chopped fresh tomatoes (or canned) 1Tsp tomato paste 1.5 litres water salt and pepper to taste 1 cup vinegar to marinate the okra Directions: In a bowl, mix the okra with the vinegar, transfer them to a strainer and let them stand for an hour, until completely strained. Don’t wash them, they are ready to be cooked. In a frying pan over medium heat add 1/2cup of olive or vegetable oil and when hot cook the okra for 2-3 minutes. Remove the okra from the pan and set aside. In the same skillet with the same oil fry the chicken in batches until lightly golden. Then strain and transfer to a plate. In a cooking pot over medium heat add the other 1/2cup of olive oil and the chopped onion. When onion has wilted add the chicken, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes and 1 1/2litres of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 50min. Now that the chicken is almost done, add the okra to the pot, season with salt and pepper and cook for 15 minutes more or until the okra are soft. Serve warm. recipe.