Chicken Pepita Mole
Always inspired by what I read and see! Felt like a bit of ole with this chocolate recipe! I hope I can inspire you to do! I also look forward to my first review! ORIGINAL SOURCE What's On The List http://whatsonthelist.net/2013/05/12/chile-mojo-mexican-chocolate-bit-of-ole/
- Ready In:
- 340 g chicken tenders
- 7 tablespoons grapeseed oil
- 3 tablespoons cajun spices
- 3 tablespoons pepitas, finely ground
- 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 (400 ml) diced tomatoes with juice
- 30 g dark chocolate
- In a bowl, combine cajun spice, finely ground pepitas and cracked black pepper; coat both sides of the chicken tenders “well”; set aside.
- You will need to make sure to “rub” the spice into the chicken.
- Heat pan on medium low; add 4 tablespoons grapeseed oil.
- Add chicken for about 50 second each side; set aside on a paper towel to drain.
- NOTE The coated chicken WILL cook VERY quickly and is best to use caution to lower the heat than to have it burn.
- Lower heat to low; add to oil… chilli, cumin, cinnamon and any leftover combination mixture of cajun spice, ground pepitas and cracked black pepper; stir for about 3 – 4 minutes.
- NOTE The pan does “smoke.
- If you have ANY concerns re your pan “smoking”, simply remove pan from the stove top; making sure to keep stirring. When your confidence returns, simply return it to the stove top until you are happy with the coloring.
- If the spices soak up all of the oil, you may need to add more oil.
- You WILL want to “continuously” stir the spices in oil as they DO burn easily. Do not say you have not been warned! lol.
- With heat on low, add dark chocolate and stir; combining it with the spices “well.”.
- When the dark chocolate is fully melted, add diced tomatoes; stirring until combined.
- Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
- I like chicken bites, so I cut my chicken before returning it to the pan and simmered for an additional 10 minutes. Olé!