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Frango com Quiabo 1

Frango com Quiabo

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Brazilian


Frango com Quiabo or Chicken with Okra is typical South-eastern Brazilian dish, especially popular in Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro.


  • 1 kg chicken thighs
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • 15 pcs okra, sliced
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 green finger chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt


  1. Season chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper, rub it with the red wine vinegar and half of the minced garlic. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. In a pot heat oil then brown the chicken pieces on all sides, remove chicken from the pot then set aside.
  3. Sauté remaining garlic and onions on the same pot, add the tomatoes and chilli and continue to cook until tomatoes are soft.
  4. Add the chicken back then pour the chicken stock. Bring to a boil then simmer for 25 minutes.
  5. Add the sweet potatoes then continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the okra and continue to simmer for 10 more minutes.
  7. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper then serve with rice.