Monday, April 4, 2011

Okra smothered chicken and roasted cruciferous veggies

I love pairing a word like "cruciferous" with a word like "veggies."


I saw this easy-peasy chicken and okra dish on $5 Dinners and new I would toss it in my crockpot.  The artist behind the original dish browned her meat and used a dutch oven, but I just can't be bothered with any of that nonsense.

As for the veggies, we live and die by roasting.  I hadn't yet given Tom any roasted broccoli, but he declared he liked it even more than the cauliflower.  That's saying something.

Anyway, without further ado....

Crockpot smothered chicken with okra:
1 bag seasoning mix or mixed peppers and onions
1 bag chopped okra
2 large chicken breasts
1 can rotel
dash of Chacheres
large squirt of sriracha

Layer in a crockpot like so: chicken, veggies, rotel, seasoning.  Set on low and cook 6-8 hours, depending on whether or not your chicken was defrosted.  Come back, shred chicken, eat!

1 crown broccoli
1 head cauliflower
1 glug oil
2 generous shake of Chacheres

Chop Chop.  Shake shake. Glug.

I think that's clear enough.

Mix around, spread on a baking sheet and roast at 400 for 20 minutes.

For the cost and calorie run downs:
chicken cost: chicken: 2, okra: .99, seasoning mix (onions and peppers).88, rotel: 1.19, chacheres: .1, sriracha .1=5.26 or .66 a serving.  duuuude.
veggies cost: .88 for cauliflower and .50 for broccoli + .10 for oil and .05 for chacheres: 1.53 or .77 per serving.
Cost per person per meal: 1.46.
Calories per person per meal:  216 for chicken, 132 for veggies.  Total of 248.


  1. I really like okra and am always looking for new recipes! And by the way, I love your humorous tone. Very Refreshing.

  2. I sincerely appreciate your visit and comments! I just call it like I see it, and in my kitchen you'll find the good, the bad and the ugly (although oddly enough the ugly is often also the good!)