Mocha Chicken


An unusual marinade that produces a tastey sweet glaze for your chicken. Marinating time not included.

Top Review by breezermom

Super drumsticks! I served the reheated marinade as a dip, since it had been boiled. I marinated for 4 hours, and I pulled the skin off of half the drumsticks to save fat calories. I have to admit, the ones with the skin on were much more juicy, and I didn't eat the skin. I thought the ones I pulled the skins off of would absorb the marinade flavor more, but really didn't notice that....just noticed that the ones I left the skins on were moister. Really enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for sharing. Made for Newest tag.


  1. In a medium, nonreactive container, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, coffee, and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  2. Place chicken legs in the mixture. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from the marinade mixture, and set aside. Transfer the marinade to a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil
  4. Heat remaining olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with pepper, and brown on all sides in the skillet.
  5. Pour the hot marinade mixture into the skillet.
  6. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
  7. Cool slightly before serving.

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