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Brazilian Frango Com Quiabo


Frango com Quiabo (“chicken with okra”) is a brazilian dish typical from the southestern region of Brazil, especially Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. It was first brought to this country by African slaves along with the Quiabo itself, becoming then part of the traditions of this region of Brazil. Quiabo or okra is the fruit of an African native plant but could be said that it became more traditional of the Brazilian cuisine than of the African one.

Recipe of Frango com Quiabo


1 kg skinless chicken
250 gr quiabo (okra)
¼ bell pepper
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 medium sized onion chopped
½ tablespoon wine vinegar
1 garlic clove crushed
Vegetable oil

Chop the bell pepper and season the chicken with it and with salt, pepper and the crushed garlic.

Wash the okra with water and dry well with a clean dish towel. Cut them in 3 or 4 pieces.

Heat 2/3 cup of oil in a pan and fry the onion. Then add the chicken and one cup of water and cook until it starts to be tender. Then add the okra, tomato paste, vinegar and garlic and fry for about 25 minutes until the chicken and okra are both tender. During the cooking add water when it becomes too dry. - Brazilian food information and recipes


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