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Cocoa-Coffee Spiced Chicken with Salsa Mole Recipe

Cocoa-Coffee Spiced Chicken with Salsa Mole

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"FIRST PRIZE WINNER: 2002 Hershey's 'I Resolve to Eat More Chocolate' Recipe Contest. Why wait until dessert to get your chocolate fix? Here is a delicious, savory dish to get you started on your resolution to eat more chocolate. This festive chicken entree features chocolate, coffee and spice, in combination with a unique salsa. Serve with black beans and rice!"

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  1. Heat oven to 425 F. Grease baking sheet.
  2. Stir together coffee beans, cocoa, salt, chili powder, and brown sugar. Rub chicken pieces with vegetable oil; pat on cocoa mixture. Place coated chicken pieces on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until juices are clear. Meanwhile, prepare SALSA MOLE: Stir together tomatoes, avocado, onion, garlic, cilantro, small chocolate chips and lime juice in medium bowl.
  4. Arrange chicken and salsa on large platter. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 15, 2003

This recipe sounded so strange yet had won first prize, I thought why not try it. It was absolutely delicious. The chicken had an equal combination of flavors and the salsa flavors just blended so nicely. Our dinner club said this is definitely a keeper. Now we know why this was chosen as a first prize winner. Thanks Roxanne

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 19, 2004

I hate to write a bad review but this was terrible. Thank God I just made one serving for myself. I forced down three bites before I had to dump this out. It was so bitter and salty it was inedible. I followed the recipe exactly and can't believe this won first place in any contest. Salsa was ok. I am sorry Roxanne, but I will never make this again. Anyone else wanting to try this should seriously consider making one serving for themselves before preparing for anyone else. It has a very different taste.


10 Ratings

Mar 23, 2008

I was not impressed with this dish. The taste combinations are unique, they're not bad. However, the coating on the chicken is awful. I had to drench the chicken in salsa. I even ground the coffee beans another time for an extra fine texture. The salsa recipe is way off. I put in half as much onions and garlic, yet it was all I could taste. I had to add tomato paste and jarred salsa to tame it down a bit. I recommend using less garlic, onion, and avocado than suggested (note: I didn't add chocolate chips). This recipe is worth another try because the taste isn't bad, it just needs a few adjustments.

Aug 31, 2004

Quick & very Easy. Added more chicken & omitted the chocolate chips from salsa. Served with a bean & a green salad for a "meat & potato" crowd. Went over well.

May 08, 2005

I must admit that after the first bite, I wasn't quite sure about this recipe....but keep eating! It gets better! Not bad at all...very interesting taste. My husband liked it.

Oct 23, 2003

Sorry, but this was just ok. I thought the chocolate chips in the Salsa Mole did taste a little odd when you bit into them, but my family didn't think so.

Nov 21, 2006

This recipe is awesome. I make it all the time. The salsa is outstanding. My family loves it. =)

Jul 09, 2005

Great recipe. We all enjoyed it and it's so easy. Cook time of 20 minutes was plenty if you use 4-5 oz breasts. Reduced the salt to 2 tsp. Reduced the chocolate chips to 3 Tbsp. Spooned the salsa over the chicken as soon as it came out of the oven, but even then had some unmelted chips. Next time, I'll microwave the salsa for about 10 seconds and stir in the chocolate before serving for a more blended flavor. Thanks, Roxanne. It's fun to have such a simple version of this dish.


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  • Calories
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 29.5 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 1837 mg
  • 73%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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