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Chicken Mole With Coffee Extract

  • Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 5- to 6-ounce chicken breasts
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon coffee syrup (previous recipe)
  • 1 cup pistachios, shelled and toasted, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 Poblano pepper, roasted, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon finely-chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups stock
  • 2 tablespoons cream


  • Marinate chicken breasts in 1 cup of coffee syrup for several hours or overnight. Preheat a grill or broiler. In a saucepan combine remaining 1 tablespoon coffee syrup with remaining ingredients, except cream, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Purée with an immersion blender and pass sauce through a strainer into a clean saucepan. Or pour sauce into a blender or food processor and purée; strain for a very smooth sauce. Whisk in cream and adjust seasonings to taste. Meanwhile, grill or broil chicken, turning once, until well-browned, about 8 minutes in all. To serve, top each chicken breast with sauce and garnish with pistachios and cilantro leaves.

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