Chocolate Chicken Recipe

Chocolate Chicken Recipe

Chocolate chicken is an amazing recipe with a blend of chicken, dark chocolate, aromatic spices, and nuts which combine to give a heavenly taste.

Despite its long list of ingredients, this recipe is relatively easy to make. With the savoury flavour of chicken combined with the aroma and bitterness,  it is a superb option to make when you are having a special event, a family dinner, or any festive occasion. 

How to Make Chocolate Chicken?

Cook the chicken and make the sauce, then blend the sauce and mix it with chicken stock and cooked chicken pieces. Heat them together and serve with corn tortillas. It will take 70-80 minutes to make this recipe.

Ingredients for Chocolate Chicken 

You need the following ingredients to make Chocolate Chicken Recipe:

For the Chicken:

  • Chicken = 1-½ kg
  • Chicken stock = 3 cups
  • Salt = to taste
  • Pepper = to taste
  • Vegetable oil = 4 oz (½ cup)
  • Orange juice = 4 oz (½ cup)

For Mole Sauce:

  • Dark chocolate = 60 g (at least 80 % cocoa content)
  • Chunks of one-day-old bread = 1 slice 
  • Diced onion = 1
  • Ground cumin = ½ tsp
  • Ground cloves = ¼ tsp
  • Dried long red chillies = 6
  • Coriander seeds = ¼ tsp
  • Cinnamon stick = 1
  • Peanuts = 2 tbsp
  • Oregano = 1 tsp
  • Pepitas = 1 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds = ½ tsp
  • Dried prunes or resins = 2-3 tbsp
  • Chopped garlic = 3 cloves
  • Ground nutmeg = ¼ tsp
  • Passata = 400 g
  • Allspice = ½ tsp

For Serving:

  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Finely sliced red onion
  • Fresh cilantro
  • White sesame seeds for garnishing = 2 tbsp

Instructions for Making Chocolate Chicken

Follow this procedure to make Chocolate Chicken:

Step 1

Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan. Then add dried red chillies to the heated oil. Heat them thoroughly so that they are black but not burnt.

Step 2

Take the chillies out of the oil and place them in a bowl. Then add boiling water to the chillies to cover them. Soak for half an hour.

Step 3

The oil in the pan just turned into a sort of chilli oil. Transfer this oil to a large saucepan. Heat on medium-high heat and then add chicken. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste and cook each side for 3 minutes.

Step 4

When the chicken has been cooked, transfer it to the frying pan and add 1-½ cups of chicken stock and orange juice in it. 

Step 5

Boil the stock mixture and then keep simmering for 20 minutes. But keep moving or rotating the chicken occasionally to coat it well.

Step 6

Now make the mole sauce. Heat the chilli oil in the saucepan, add diced onion and garlic.

Step 7

Then add cloves, oregano, fennel seeds, allspice, coriander seeds, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, and cumin. Cook for some time so that all the spices turn fragrant nicely.

Step 8

Then add in softened chillies, bread chunks, peanuts, raisins, pepitas, and passata. Add the remaining 1-½ cups of remaining chicken stock. Give a gentle mix and let it simmer for 15 minutes.

Step 9

Transfer the sauce away from the heat and remove the cinnamon stick. Blend the sauce in a food processor or a stick blender. 

Step 10

Add dark chocolate to the blended sauce. When it has melted gently, stir it well to mix in the sauce. Check the taste for adjustments.

Step 11

Now make the mole sauce. Heat the chilli oil in the saucepan, add diced onion and garlic.

Step 12

In the saucepan or a pot, add the blended sauce and chicken along with the stock and heat them together while the pot is covered.

Step 13

Assemble the dish with tortillas, chocolate chicken, cilantro, and red onion, and serve.

FAQs

Do chocolate and chicken taste good together?

Since high cocoa chocolate is used to make this recipe, it’s bitter and rich in taste which sits well with the savoury flavour of the chicken.

Is it necessary to use chicken wings?

You can also use chicken legs, thighs, or breasts based on your preference. 

What other option is there to serve with chocolate chicken?

You can also serve fluffy white rice with this recipe.

Closing

I hope this recipe was a motivation for you to try something new. On one hand, it is a unique combination with great taste, while on the other hand, it has a lot of nutrition also because of the nuts, raisins, and dark chocolate used. So there can never be a better option than this to try for.

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Chocolate Chicken Recipe

Chocolate Chicken Recipe

Chocolate chicken is an amazing recipe with a blend of chicken, dark chocolate, aromatic spices, and nuts which combine to give a heavenly taste.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

For the Chicken:

  • 1-½ kg Chicken
  • 3 cups Chicken stock
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 4 oz Vegetable oil (½ cup)
  • 4 oz Orange juice (½ cup)

For Mole Sauce:

  • 60 g Dark chocolate (at least 80 % cocoa content)
  • 1 slice  Chunks of one-day-old bread
  • 1 Diced onion
  • ½ tsp Ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp Ground cloves
  • 6 Dried long red chillies
  • ¼ tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Pepitas
  • ½ tsp Fennel seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp Dried prunes or resins
  • 3 cloves Chopped garlic
  • ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 400 g Passata
  • ½ tsp Allspice

For Serving:

  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Finely sliced red onion
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp White sesame seeds for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan. Then add dried red chillies to the heated oil. Heat them thoroughly so that they are black but not burnt.
  • Take the chillies out of the oil and place them in a bowl. Then add boiling water to the chillies to cover them. Soak for half an hour.
  • The oil in the pan just turned into a sort of chilli oil. Transfer this oil to a large saucepan. Heat on medium-high heat and then add chicken. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste and cook each side for 3 minutes.
  • When the chicken has been cooked, transfer it to the frying pan and add 1-½ cups of chicken stock and orange juice in it. 
  • Boil the stock mixture and then keep simmering for 20 minutes. But keep moving or rotating the chicken occasionally to coat it well.
  • Now make the mole sauce. Heat the chilli oil in the saucepan, add diced onion and garlic.
  • Then add cloves, oregano, fennel seeds, allspice, coriander seeds, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, and cumin. Cook for some time so that all the spices turn fragrant nicely.
  • Then add in softened chillies, bread chunks, peanuts, raisins, pepitas, and passata. Add the remaining 1-½ cups of remaining chicken stock. Give a gentle mix and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the sauce away from the heat and remove the cinnamon stick. Blend the sauce in a food processor or a stick blender. 
  • Add dark chocolate to the blended sauce. When it has melted gently, stir it well to mix in the sauce. Check the taste for adjustments.
  • Now make the mole sauce. Heat the chilli oil in the saucepan, add diced onion and garlic.
  • In the saucepan or a pot, add the blended sauce and chicken along with the stock and heat them together while the pot is covered.
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