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Spicy Chocolate Chicken


One-pot spicy chicken with a decadant chocolate glaze.

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Spicy Chocolate Chicken

Servings

14

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

70 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces bacon (diced)
  • One 3-pound chicken (cut into 8 pieces)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled and smashed)
  • 1 serrano chile (stemmed and halved)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon pimenton (smoked paprika)
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 ounces baking chocolate (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 1 cup frozen peas (thawed)

Instructions

  1. As seen on: Giada Entertains, Episode 6. Spread The Love.
  2. Heat a braiser or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the oil and bacon, cook until the bacon is golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon to a plate, using a slotted spoon.Turn the heat up to medium-high. Pat the chicken pieces dry with paper towels, and sprinkle all over with the salt. Add the chicken, skin-side down, to the pan and cook until golden brown and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Flip and brown on the reverse side, an additional 5 minutes. Remove the chicken to the plate with the bacon.
  3. Add the onions, carrots, garlic and chiles to the pan, and cook an additional 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the allspice and pimenton, cook another 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste, cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant and deepened in color, 2 minutes more. Deglaze the pan with the red wine and simmer for 5 minutes to reduce slightly. Add the chicken broth and then whisk in the chopped chocolate. Nestle in the browned chicken pieces, skin-side down, and sprinkle with the bacon. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 35 minutes, turning the chicken pieces halfway through.
  4. Remove the chicken to a platter to rest. Meanwhile, whisk the butter and agave nectar into the sauce. Stir in the peas, then spoon the stew over the chicken pieces.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
14
per serving
Calories
0
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
6 grams
Protein
15 grams
Fat
18 grams
Saturated Fat
6 grams
Cholestrol
59 milligrams
Sodium
389 milligrams
Fiber
2 grams
Sugar
3 grams
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