15Ingredients
750Calories
60Minutes

Drawing inspiration from the mole sauces of Mexican cuisine, this chicken is baked in a rich chocolate sauce. Seared in cinnamon and oil, the chicken is aromatic and flavorful. The chocolate sauce is prepared separately in a dutch oven for the maximum release of flavor. Combining unsweetened cocoa with chili flakes, wine, and a little cream, the chocolate sauce is rich and creamy with just the right amount of spice. Bake time for this dish is 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 kilogram chicken thighs (deboned)
  • 1 onion (sliced finely)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (dried, optional)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 150 milliliters red wine
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 300 milliliters chicken stock
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 80 grams raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Heat some olive oil up in a skillet. Sprinkle the chicken thighs with cinnamon on all sides and sear them. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Set a Dutch oven on low heat and heat up a drizzle of olive oil. Add the onions and saute them until softened. Then add the cocoa powder, chili flakes (optional), and tomato paste, stirring everything together.
  4. Add the wine, sugar, and chicken stock. Salt to taste. Stir until the sauce is well mixed.
  5. Add the cream, raisins, and cornstarch diluted in 1 tbsp. of water. Stir until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Put the chicken thighs in a baking dish. Cover with the sauce and bake 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
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NutritionView more

750Calories
Sodium23%DV540mg
Fat72%DV47g
Protein90%DV46g
Carbs9%DV28g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories750Calories from Fat420
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat47g72%
Saturated Fat13g65%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol225mg75%
Sodium540mg23%
Potassium890mg25%
Protein46g90%
Calories from Fat420
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate28g9%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars17g34%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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