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Savory Skillet Succotash

Savory Skillet Succotash

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  • Makes: 4 to 6 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cook 30 mins

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  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 8 ounces fresh whole okra, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2 cups), or 1 9-ounce package frozen cut okra, thawed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and thinly sliced (1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced (1-1/2 cups)
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • Salt and ground black pepper


  1. For okra: In a resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, cornmeal, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. In a small bowl, combine the egg and milk. Toss okra pieces in egg mixture. Add half of the okra to the plastic bag; close bag and shake to coat okra well. Remove coated okra. Repeat with remaining flour mixture, okra and egg mixture. Set aside.
  2. For vegetables: In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Layer potatoes and carrots in skillet. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes. Uncover; turn potatoes and carrots. Cook, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes more or until potatoes and carrots are tender, turning occasionally. Remove from skillet; drain vegetables on paper towels. Set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add 1 tablespoon of the oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken and onion. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add to vegetables. Set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add 2 tablespoons oil and heat over medium-high heat. Test oil by adding 1 piece of okra; if okra sizzles, oil is hot enough. Fry okra over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden, turning once.
  5. Return chicken and vegetables to skillet. Stir gently to combine; heat through. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Season to taste with additional salt and black pepper. Serve immediately. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Savory Skillet Succotash)

Servings Per Recipe 4, calcium (mg) 91, Potassium (mg) 760, vit. C (mg) 21, carb. (g) 39, iron (mg) 2, vit. A (IU) 122, pro. (g) 19, chol. (mg) 86, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 30, Thiamin (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 18, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, sat. fat (g) 3, Niacin (mg) 8, fiber (g) 5, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 8, Folate (µg) 97, sugar (g) 6, sodium (mg) 404, cal. (kcal) 498

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