Baked Chocolate Chipotle Chicken


Baked Chocolate Chipotle Chicken

Recipe of the Week:
Want to change up your chicken dinner? Try this Baked Chocolate Chipotle Chicken. We recommend adding steamed rice and avocado if you want a more hearty meal.


2lb chicken thighs (OR chicken breasts)
pinch of sea salt & pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1 tablespoon garlic
15.5oz (439g) red enchilada sauce
4 tablespoons chipotle in adobo sauce (add/remove peppers to adjust level of heat)
1 oz 100% cacao piece (or 2 tablespoons cacao powder or dark chocolate powder)
green/red jalapeños

1) Set a large nonstick skillet on high heat. As the skillet heats up, season chicken with a few pinches of sea salt & pepper. Once hot, spray with avocado (or olive) oil, then add the chicken top side down into the skillet. Sear on the top for 3 to 4 minutes, or until dark edges appear. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
2) REDUCE the heat to medium.
3) Once the skillet has cooled down to medium, add the olive oil, onion and garlic. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until the onions are brown and translucent. Reduce the heat to low-medium and add the enchilada sauce and adobo sauce, stirring continuously as it barely simmers.
4) Add the cacao and stir for 2 -3 minutes. Add the chicken back to the skillet, then spoon the sauce over the chicken.
5) Place the entire skillet in the oven and bake for 8 – 12 minutes at 400F.
6) Garnish and enjoy!