As I mentioned at the beginning of the week my husband, Howard visited Mexico with his friends. While they were there they had a Chocolate Chicken Molee. Howard didn’t seem impressed with the dish. He told me, like his Dad would have done, ‘it was OK but I wouldn’t have it again.’
To me this meal sounded really interesting so I thought I would give it a go. In the past few years, I have become slightly more adventurous with ingredients and I have now found a new passion for using chocolate in savoury dishes.
Since watching the film called Chocolate I have become very intrigued in how adding a little chocolate to a meal can make it taste rich and creamy. In the film the lady who runs the chocolate shop in the village makes a sweet and savoury fest for all the locals. It looks amazing. Every time I have the opportunity, I add a little chocolate and for me it adds a smooth and sweet texture that’s delicious.
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Slow cooker
- Stirring Spoon
- Chicken x 500g
- Onion x 1
- Garlic x 1 big clove
- Tinned tomatoes x 2 400g tins
- Butternut squash x 1 small
- Courgette x 2
- Carrots x 2
- Sweet potatoes x 2
- Ground ginger x 1 tsp
- Ground turmeric x 2 tsp
- Mild or hot chilli powder x 1 tsp
- Mustard seeds x 1 tsp
- Ground coriander x 1 tsp
- Raw cacao powder x 2 tbsp
- Vegetable stock x 300mls
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Spinach, kale or green beans x 4 large handfuls
- Peel and chop the onion and garlic.
- Now peel the courgette and carrot and slice them thinly.
- Peel and cut the sweet potato into two centimetre pieces.
- Now peel the butternut squash and remove the seeds.
- Cut the chicken into big chunks.
- Add all of these ingredients to the slow cooker.
- Also add in the ground ginger, ground tumeric, mild or hot chilli powder, mustard seeds, ground coriander, raw cacao powder, tinned tomatoes and the chicken or vegetable stock.
- Plus add the salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir all of these ingredients together.
- Turn the cooker on low for eight hours or on high for four hours.
- Thirty minutes or so before the end of the cooking process, add the kale, spinach or green beans.
- Finally serve with quinoa or rice and enjoy.
Slow Cooked Chocolate Chicken Molee is a fantastic dinner that my husband and I really enjoyed. My son Ted was not the biggest fan of this meal. It was only when he heard it had mummy’s chocolate in it, he did not like it. So if you are serving it to kids, then shhh don’t tell them about the chocolate until the end. You can also freeze this dish and eat it as a quick mid week meal. However you decide to eat this dinner, as always, enjoy. xxx
Have you ever used chocolate in your dinners and if so do you love it or loathe it? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me. xxx