Tajeen Bamia Bil Dajaaj (Chicken with Okra)

Servings: 4-6
Total time: 2 1/2-3 hours

1 chicken
1/2 cup olive οil
1 onion
2 soup spoons tomato paste
400g finely chopped canned tomatoes
1/2 kg fresh okra
6 sprigs parsley
Some vinegar
Freshly ground pepper
1 medium tomato


1. In a saucepan saute the chicken with half of the olive οil until well browned on all sides.

2. Add the onion and cook until transparent.

3. Add tomato, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Cover and boil slowly until the chicken becomes tender. Meanwhile do not forget to turn the chicken over οn all sides. 3. Rinse the okra and dip the cut part into salt. Sprinkle them with vinegar and let them "stand" for half an hour.

4. Wash them with plenty of water and let them strain well. ln a saucepan warm the rest of the οil and saute the okra.

5. When the chicken is nearly ready. Use a few cups of the sauce, parsley and 1/2 cup of hot water to boil the okra in. Put the tomato slices οn the surface. Cover the saucepan and boil them slowly for 15 minutes in order to become soft without melting.

6. Put the chicken οn a platter and place the okra around it. Sprinkle with some freshly ground pepper. Pour the sauce, the okra and the chicken in a baking tray and bake covered with aluminium foil for one hour. Remove the aluminium foil and keep baking for 30 minutes or for as long as it is needed for the okra and the chicken to become soft.