Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
Found this on the net. I'm intrigued...Sounds like something different and simple. I intend to try this and grill the chicken.
- 2 chicken breasts (not frozen)
- 1 teaspoon semisweet cocoa powder or 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 dash cayenne pepper or 1 dash dried red chili pepper
- enough lemon juice, to make it goopy
- 1 tablespoon cilantro or 1 tablespoon basil (or other greenish stuff)
- Put everything but the chicken in a cereal bowl, mix it up.
- Wash the chicken, coat it with the mix, cook the chicken.
Simple and tasty. We followed the earlier reviews and used chicken breast pieces rather than a whole breast, for added flavour (this required a fair bit of lemon juice to make the sauce stretch, so it ended up nice and tangy). We ate it with garlic rice, corn on the cob and salsa "salad" (salsa with chopped lettuce added). Very summery feel.
As a big fan of dishes like mole, adovada and such, this recipe had tremendous appeal to me. I was a tad dissapointed but see some potential here. First, the recipe did not specify the type of breast -- I used one with skin and bone. This did not work well at all as the paste did not penetrate much beyond the surface. So, you had a top that had a wee bit of flavor and the rest of the chicken was bland and flat. Use a boneless breast cut pretty thin instead. Also, a bit of cumin or garlic powder might improve this as well. The choolate paste itself was sort of dull - certainly when there was no whiskey for me or the chicken. I served mine with Black Bean and Couscous salad and I have to say the bites were the two things were mixed made a much tastier chicken. Will play with this a bit more.
delicious, easy to make. i would suggest cutting open the breasts and putting some of the sauce in before grilling. I also threw vegetables in the skillet (green capsicum, baby corn, and mushrooms) to soak up some of the flavors and finished the dish with scotch whisky and a quick flambe. -- Dessert??? whiskey hot chocolate! what a way to warm up the spirit and body on a december evening!