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Healthy Chocolate Chicken Mole Meal Prep

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 220
Protein 31g
Fat 2g
Carbs 7g
Total Time

We’ve all been there, the unbearable craving for dark chocolate. Those on a diet often try to restrain themselves, but with our chocolate chicken mole recipe you can have both indulgence and health.

If you want a dish with one of the best mole sauces out there but don’t have a lot of cooking time then you’ll be glad to know that the prep time of this recipe is actually rather forgiving to busy schedules.

You’ll want to start by getting three pounds worth of chicken breasts then half a tablespoon of coriander, cayenne pepper, and chipotle chili. You’re also gonna need a tablespoon of cumin, garlic paste, and (optional) coconut sugar.

Finally, get two tablespoons of cacao powder and raw honey, 2.5 tablespoons of tomato paste, four tablespoons of chicken broth, and ⅓ cup of red onion. Once you have all of your tasty ingredients, it’s time to set your oven to 375 F.

Spray a nonstick skillet with coconut oil and set it on medium-high heat. Cut your red onion into thin slices then toss it in along with the garlic paste. Cook until the red onions are soft and brown in color.

Reduce your skillet to medium heat once your onions are caramelized then add in the tomato paste along with a tablespoon of coconut sugar, cacao powder, honey, and chicken broth. Be sure to mix well until all the ingredients blend together.

Throw in your cayenne pepper, chili powder, coriander, cumin, and more chicken broth then mix again. Reduce the heat of your skillet then wait for the sauce to thicken and allow it to cool. Dry your chicken breasts by patting them with a paper towel.

This will remove any excess water before you place them on a nonstick baking sheet. Spread your mole sauce on the breasts, bake it for 20 minutes in your 375 F oven, then let it cool before storing the excess in containers. Voila, you have a yummy meal for a determined fit foodie!

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Healthy Chocolate Chicken Mole Meal Prep

Ingredients

Ingredients for 9 servings of 5oz chicken breasts:

  • ~3lbs chicken breasts
  • 1/3 red onion
  • 2.5 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 4 tbsp chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
Steps
  1. Set oven to 375 F.
  2. Cut a red onion into thin slices, then chop cilantro.
  3. Set a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat, spray with coconut oil, then toss in garlic paste and red onions. Cook until red onions are brown and soft.
  4. Reduce to medium heat, then add tomato paste, 1 tbsp chicken broth, honey, cacao powder and coconut sugar. Mix.
  5. Add cumin, coriander, chili powder, cayenne pepper and chicken broth. Mix, reduce heat and allow the sauce to thicken. Allow to cool.
  6. Pat chicken breasts dry with a paper towel to remove excess water and place them on a nonstick baking sheet (or use aluminum foil).
  7. Evenly spread the mole sauce on the chicken breasts.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 375 F.
  9. When finished baking, allow to cool to remove temperature (if you are not going to eat right away), then slice and divide among meal prep containers.

 

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Calories
220
Protein
31g
Fat
2g
Carbs
7g
Sodium
-
Fiber
-
Sugar
-
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.