Chicken with Quick Almond Mole Recipe

  • 2 (6 ounce) chicken-breast cutlets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons smooth almond butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 fresh lime, cut into wedges
  1. Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chicken breasts, turning once, until chicken is golden brown and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a plate.
  2. Lower heat to medium, and add garlic to pan. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chicken broth, almond butter, chile powder and cocoa. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until sauce is slightly thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cut chicken into strips. When sauce is thickened, return chicken to pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, stirring, until chicken is coated with sauce and warmed through. Serve chicken and sauce over rice, accompanied with lime wedges.