Paul’s Venezuelan Chocolate Chile Chicken

Paul’s Venezuelan Chocolate Chile Chicken
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Paul’s Venezuelan Chocolate Chile Chicken

There are very many versions of chocolate chile chicken, but I chose to include this one as it’s fantastically quick and easy to make. I can’t promise it’s authentic, but it does have the wow factor, and the Venezuelan chocolate adds a deep rich glossy finish and flavor.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Heat the olive oil in a casserole dish over medium-high heat and brown the chicken pieces in batches. Set aside on a plate. Add the shallots and garlic and stir until softened, about 1 minute. Pour in the orange juice and zest and stir up the browned bits in the casserole.

Add the tomatoes with their juices, fresh and dried chiles, coriander seeds, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Cover with a lid and place in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven, lift out the chicken, and stir the chocolate into the remaining sauce. Return the chicken to the casserole, sprinkle with the cilantro, and serve with the sauce smothered over the chicken.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

146 kcal

Daily value:

7%

Servings:

8
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 13 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 10 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 565 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 28 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 27 µg
  • Ash 1 g
  • Beta-sitosterol 17 mg
  • Caffeine 15 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 21 mg
  • Campesterol 2 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 4 µg
  • Carotene, beta 328 µg
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Choline, total 1 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 17 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 5 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 3 g
  • Folate, DFE 7 µg
  • Folate, food 5 µg
  • Folate, total 6 µg
  • Folic acid 1 µg
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 77 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 52 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 68 mg
  • Potassium, K 203 mg
  • Quercetin 4 mg
  • Selenium, Se 2 µg
  • Sodium, Na 28 mg
  • Stigmasterol 6 mg
  • Sucrose 5 g
  • Sugars, total 5 g
  • Theobromine 154 mg
  • Tocopherol, gamma 2 mg
  • Water 9 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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