Traditional Chicken Mole

Here's the thing - we all love chocolate! That's right, we haven't come across a soul who doesn't. If you're that soul ... pray, do tell us.

Many a home business entrepreneur starting up their new business dives into their home office drawer - usually over stocked with choc bars and non healthy snacks to get them through the challenges of home working.

But what about the successes! Dive back into that drawer, haul out your favourite choc and get into the kitchen to make your home business partner this delish recipe oozing with choc and chicken ... erm, in that order.

Many a home business entrepreneur starting up their new business dives into their home office drawer - usually over stocked with choc bars and non healthy snacks to get them through the challenges of home working.

So if you love chocolate and want to be healthy, go for raw chocolate, which means healthy chocolate.

CHOC Chick raw chocolate making kits contain unprocessed raw cacao - a very complex foodstuff said to be significantly richer in antioxidant flavanols than green tea, red wine or blueberries!

These choccie kits contain the finest raw ingredients ethically sourced from South America and for those choc-health-nuts - they do not contain any additives, refined sugars, E-numbers, soya or dairy products.

Let's start preparing this choco-o-lish healthy home working dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 50g CHOC Chick organic cacao butter
  • 3 tbsp CHOC Chick organic cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Freedom/agave syrup or honey
  • 450g chicken breast cut into strips or chunks
  • ½-1tsp Cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 400g passata/tomato puree

*Serve with rice and sweetcorn and top with chopped coriander and tomato.

Directions

Prepare the raw chocolate by melting 50g cacao butter in a bowl over a pan of water on a low heat. Once melted add 3 tbsp cacao powder and the sweetener to taste and mix well with a metal whisk. Remove from heat but keep the bowl over the pan until ready to use.

Mix the cayenne pepper and black pepper in a bowl. Add the chicken and toss gently to coat.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot and cook the chicken for 4 to 5 minutes, or until just cooked through. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and reserve.

Fry the paprika, cumin, cinnamon and add a little extra cayenne pepper and black pepper together in the same pot with 2 tbsp olive oil. Stir with a spoon and heat over medium heat until blackened, about 6 to 8 minutes.

Reduce heat to low, stir in the raw chocolate and when mixed well add the chopped tomatoes and bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add chicken and continue cooking until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Serve warm. Um, with a cup of ... hot choc ...

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