Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, about 3 oz. each
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1-1/2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chipotle or regular chili powder
  • 1/4 cup no-sodium diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds, toasted for 3-4 minutes
  • 2 Tbsp. raisins
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth, plus more if needed
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro, for garnish


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. In large skillet, heat tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken to pan and saute, turning once, until cooked through, about 4-6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and place in oven to keep warm.
  3. Add remaining oil to pan. Add onion to skillet and sauté for 3 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add cumin, coriander, cocoa powder and chili powder, stirring to coat onions well. Add tomatoes, almonds, raisins, broth and salt. Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer to blender and puree until smooth, adding more chicken broth if needed, for desired consistency. Place chicken on serving dish and pour sauce over top. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Notes:

In a Mexican mole sauce, the chocolate isn’t even sweetened. Sliced red peppers, sauteed onions and grated carrots are delicious accompaniments for this chicken with chocolatey sauce.


Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 180
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 280 milligrams
Protein: 21 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams

Content Continues Below ⤵