West African Lemony Chicken-Okra Soup

READY IN: 55mins
Top Review by Jin T

A great, unique recipe! I'm always asked for the recipe when I've brought this to potlucks. <br/>My variations include adding artichokes (what I used one time when I didn't have any okra), and making it as a rice dish (basically, just cutting back the liquid and cooking the ingredients in with the steaming rice).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut up broiler-fryer chicken.
  2. If using can of okra, drain it well.
  3. Rub lemon juice over chicken pieces.
  4. Put in a large kettle with chicken broth or water.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Lower heat and cook slowly, covered, 12 minutes.
  7. Add remaining ingredients and continue to cook slowly about 30 minutes, until chicken and rice are tender.
  8. Remove chicken pieces and debone.
  9. Cut meat into small pieces and return to kettle.

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