Healthy food tastes better. That’s what chef Leah Chase proves with this authentic Creole dish, which combines fiber-filled okra, lean chicken and antioxidant-rich shrimp.
Serves 4 – 6
Season chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and the white pepper. In large skillet or chicken fryer, heat the vegetable oil. Place seasoned chicken in hot oil, turning as it cooks (about 6 minutes). Lower heat. Remove chicken and set aside.
Sauté onions in skillet until they turn translucent. Add the green peppers, stir and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add whole tomatoes to the onion mixture, mashing the tomatoes as you stir. Add water, garlic, thyme, cayenne pepper and remaining salt. Cook on high heat for 4 minutes.
Lower heat; return chicken to sauce. Add okra and cook for 10 minutes until okra are just tender. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp turn pink, about 5 minutes. Add parsley and serve over buttered rice.