Wednesday, January 20, 2010


artist/ Olivia Stephens
LAST WEEK I PRESENTED ONE HECK OF A TERRIFIC RECIPE, CHOCLAT SIN #9, that combined chocolate and peanut butter, in a more or less traditional way. This week I'm combining chocolate and peanut butter again, in a non-traditional recipe, unless you're used to cooking Mexican. Have a go at this one...have I ever steered you wrong?
Vegetable oil or no-stick spray
2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
Salt, pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth (low fat)
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 to 3 tsp. chili powder, to taste
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbs. honey
chopped cilantro/ optional
1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, sprinkle with salt, pepper, cook until golden brown on all sides. Do not overcook. Remove from skillet.
2. Add small amount of oil to skillet. Add onion, cook until softened. Add garlic, cook another minute. Stir in broth, tomatoes, chili powder, peanut butter, cocoa, honey and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, 10 min., uncovered to thicken. You can puree sauce with immersion blender, or leave chunky.
3. Place chicken in sauce, combine. Cook, low heat, uncovered 5/10 minutes. Serve with rice, sprinkled with cilantro, if you wish. Serves 8.
4. You can drink a soft, light, fruity red with this meal.


Salon Delucca said...

or a smacking large tequila! ole! love mole, but have to head to a resturant - alas - this beyond my abilities xxo

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
Ole'..mole' bring the tequila, I'll do the mole' of my favorite things to do is cook!!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I grew up on mole' as well as homemade is an art to create such delicious dishes! Thankfully I can at least put together a salty Margarita!!
What fun!

Lyn said...

Hi Mary Ann-
Homemade tamales..oh, my word..and another one to bring the Margaritas..I feel lucky today..would like to manifest this!!

A Cuban In London said...

No, you've never steered me wrong and this is a heck of a recipe! :-)

Absolutely delightful, especially that combination of chili powder and cilantro.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Basically very easy to prepare..and sipping something nice makes it more fun!
Thank you...

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Hungry immediately!

Unknown said...

Hi Lyn,

Not really familiar with mole or Mexican food generally but I'd never pass on a Margarita! A smidgeon of chocolate can be an interesting addition to beef and venison casseroles.

Lyn said...

Hi Trish and Rob-
Cooking up a mess right now..come on down!!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Try it! Of course chocolate puts a special edge to everything..sounds as if you've done it with beef...
Drinks on me!!

Kat Mortensen said...

i do love the flavours of a good mole' sauce. I've been using choc and pb in chilis for a long time and love mole' on my burritos.

LOL on that Morpheus line Lyn!

Lyn said...

Hi Kat-
Thanks...Well, you are just ahead of the curve! I have had PB and chicken sandwiches..yum!`PB is unlimited!!


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