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Chicken in chocolate sauce

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Chicken in chocolate sauce

Chicken in Chocolate sauce

Chicken in chocolate sauce is related to the Mexican Mole de Pollo, but differs. Some ingredients are different. The richness is what remains, standing tall.

Not easiest dish to prepare, but well worth the effort.

  • Prep Time 50 Minutes
  • Cook Time 40 Minutes
  • Total Time 90 Minutes
  • Serves 4 People
  • Calories 235 kcal


  • 8 chicken tighs
  • 1 bar of Modica chocolate or 40 grams of cocoa
  • 2 onions
  • 1 cup of tomato juice
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 chili peppers
  • 40 grams of almonds
  • 1 cup of red wine
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 40 grams of sesame seeds
  • 60 grams of flour
  • 1 stick of cinnamon


  1. Boil the chicken for 10 minutes
  2. Drain and dry the chicken
  3. Mix the flour with cinnamon and pass the chicken though
  4. Sear the chicken in a hot pan, then set aside
  5. Fry the garlic, the diced onion and chili peppers in the same pan
  6. Add the grated chocolate and crushed almonds and stir
  7. Add the wine followed by broth and tomato sauce
  8. Let is simmer for about 20 minutes before adding the chickenen
  9. Cover the pan and leave it on a small fire for about 10 minutes
  10. Transfer all to an oven tray and sprinkle with sesame seeds
  11. Bake for 20 minutes at 185 degrees C


Chicken in chocolate sauce is a complex dish. In taste as well as in structure. The variations are countless. And much depends on the ingredients used. We chose local Sicilian products. The wine for example is a red Etna wine. Whereas all the other ingredients were purchased on the Ballarò market.Among the classic variations there is the choice of chicken. Use breast or even wings if you please. Turkey or other poultry  do the trick as well or sometimes even better.We advice to pair the dish with the same wine in the sauce. Pietrarizzo, an Etna Doc wine by Tornatore

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