Herb Chicken and Okra with Sage Carrot Fries


2012/10/09 by nikkiledford


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On to the Okra.

My husband loves okra, so when we went to the San Clemente Farmers Market last Sunday, I KNEW what we were having for dinner. This turned out to be quite a tasty dish. Scoop up some okra now before it’s out of season. It’s super good for you. Try it!

Herb Chicken and Okra and Sage Carrot Fries


3-4 chicken thighs, chopped into 1/2-1 inch pieces
1 lb. okra, stems removed, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 celery stalks, diced small
4 spring onions, sliced thin
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 tsp. chopped fresh sage
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 Tbsp. olive oil


3-4 large carrots, peeled and cut into medium fry size
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp. onion powder
some salt and pepper

  1. Preheat your oven to 375-400
  2. In a bowl, toss carrots with other seasonings. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 mins
  3. Heat a skillet over medium/high heat with the coconut and olive oil.
  4. Add onions and celery, saute until fragrant.
  5. Add chicken and seasonings. Saute until chicken begins to brown on one side.
  6. Add in okra and and stir it up to continue cooking the chicken.
  7. When the chicken is cooked through serve mixture with carrot fries.

2 thoughts on “Herb Chicken and Okra with Sage Carrot Fries

  1. jenndnle says:

    Just found your blog and I love all your great recipes!! 🙂


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