This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Food eaten quickly isn't food." -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
When I eat at really great Mexican restaurants and have really great mole I would love to share those flavors. A truly great mole takes all day to make (in my opinion) and has great chicken and chocolate and spice. Rich and creamy - but it takes time.
This is a good compromise. Cooking the chicken thighs on high heat releases a lot of savory chicken flavor, and simmering that with the coffee (coffee works better for the quick recipe I think) and other spices releases all of the savory and spicy flavors. The baker's chocolate thickens the soup and rounds out the flavors.
If chocolate liquor is not dried and ground into cocoa powder, it is refined further by replacing some of the cocoa butter with lecithin (and other ingredients depending on the manufacturer) to create a smooth velvety chocolate. This unsweetened chocolate is what we know as baker's chocolate. It is also called bitter chocolate and is the base for most of the chocolate sweets created today. Baking Chocolate »
Cooking time: 75 minutes
Servings: 2 | Serving size: 2 cups
This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers. Freezes well.
|1 tsp.||olive oil|
|8 ounces||boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)|
|1 medium||onion (diced)|
|2 medium||ribs celery (diced)|
|1 small||green pepper (seeded and diced)|
|1 – 15 ounce can||no salt added black beans (drained and rinsed)|
|1/8 tsp.||ground allspice|
|1/8 tsp.||ground cinnamon|
|1/2 tsp.||dried oregano leaves|
|1/4 tsp.||ground cumin|
|1/2 tsp.||chili powder|
|1 small||chipotle in adobo (finely minced)|
|1 Tbsp.||no salt added tomato paste|
|1 tsp.||instant coffee or cocoa|
|2/3 ounce||unsweetened baker's chocolate|
Place the olive oil in a medium saucepan over high heat.
Add the chicken and cook at high heat, stirring frequently, for about 4 minutes.
Add the onion and celery and cook for another 4 minutes. Stir frequently.
Add the pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Stir frequently.
Add the black beans, water, allspice, cinnamon, oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt, chipotle, tomato paste, and coffee.
Simmer for 50 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Add the chocolate and simmer for 10 minutes to melt the chocolate and incorporate it into the stew. Stir occasionally.
Serving size = about 2 cups
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 373||Calories from Fat 117|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 13g|
|Saturated Fat 5g||23%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 44g||34%|
|Dietary Fiber 15g||61%|
|Vitamin A 6%||Vitamin C 87%|
|Calcium 10%||Iron 34%|
|Vitamin K 24 mcg||Potassium 1065mg|