Healthy Chicken

Rich home-made mole sauce with tender cocoa flavor coats tender chicken in this delicious dish.

Ingredients

  • 1¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (see Note)

Preparation

  1. Season chicken with ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 4 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, garlic, chile powder, cumin, cinnamon and the remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt to the pan. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomato sauce, broth, chocolate chips and almond (or peanut) butter; stir to combine. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, return the chicken (and any accumulated juice) to the pan and turn to coat with the sauce. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes more. Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Source : allrecipes.Com

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