Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
I don't remember where I got this recipe but I thought it was good enough to handwrite on one of my recipe cards. I do remember that the feta was really great with it and seemed to bring out the flavors.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 1 -2 tablespoon oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- cooked rice, to serve
- cilantro, to garnish (optional)
- feta cheese, to garnish (optional but recommended)
- sour cream, to garnish (optional)
- Spray chicken with oil and coat with chili powder, salt and pepper.
- Pan fry chicken over medium-high heat until done.
- Cut chicken into strips and set aside.
- Heat oil in skillet. Add onion, garlic, cinnamon and cumin and cook until onion is soft.
- Add tomatoes, simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
- Add cocoa, simmer uncovered 5 minutes.
- Add chicken, simmer uncovered 5 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve over rice with garnishes.
Made for Comfort Cafe Game. This was pretty good considering I've never had anything mole before I didn't cut the chicken as mine wasn't getting done and it was getting too brown. So I took the chicken out of the pan, made the tomato sauce portion and put the chicken back in. Then I removed the chicken again and stirred in the cocoa. I think that next time I make it, I'll cut the chicken in strips first like one of the other reviewers did. Thanks for posting this Engrossed!
Review Tag 2007 ~ This was really nice! (I also just realised I forgot the feta!) I cut up the chicken into strips first, then let them sit in the chili powder, salt and pepper for about an hour or so before frying them. I also added all the spices to the tomatoes and just poured it all over the chicken after it was returned to the pan. I could really taste the cumin and the cocoa powder. Very interesting mix of flavors. I did add a bit of water at the end to make it more juicy. Served with orzos. Will definitely make again and hopefully remember the feta! Thanks Engrossed.
I guess I expected this to have a little more pizzaz. I tasted the chicken as I was slicing it, and really liked the flavor. When the sauce was finished, each of the distinctive flavors seemed to fade away. I played with the leftovers by adding more cinnamon and cumin, and added a little tomato sauce to make it saucier and was pleased with the result. I think this could be a great recipe with a little tweaking. Thanks Engrossed for posting this one.