Blueberry Mole Chicken with Berry Habanero Salsa and Masa Corn Cake

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Blueberries and the masa corn cake balance out the heat from the habanero salsa in this unique mole chicken recipe.

Blueberry Mole Chicken with Berry Habenero Salsa and Masa Corn Cake


  • ½ cup yellow onion, diced
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey plus 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1½ ounces Lindt 90% dark chocolate
  • 2½ pounds chicken thigh, boneless, skinless
  • 1 naval orange
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2-3 habanero chilies, cleaned and minced
  • 2 each green onions, ⅛" slice, green tops only
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup masa
  • ½ cup roasted or yellow frozen corn
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Spices:

  • 2 teaspoons cumin seed
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seed
  • 2 tablespoon dried pasilla chile
  • 2 tablespoons dried guajillo chile - crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • Berries:

  • 6½ cups California Giant blueberries
  • 16 ounces California Giant strawberries


      • In a large saucepan, heat chicken stock, 6 cups of blueberries, juice, and zest from orange, and 1 teaspoon of salt.
      • Add chicken thighs, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Remove chicken to a baking pan, reserving braising liquid.
      • In another saucepan sauté onions, garlic, and spices in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until softened and fragrant. Add reserved braising liquid and 2 tablespoons of honey.
      • Simmer for 30 minutes. Using immersion blender, puree ingredients until smooth. Add chocolate, stirring to melt. Add salt as needed. Pour over chicken. Cover and bake at 375F for 20-30 minutes.
  • To Make Salsa:

    Mix together diced strawberries, blueberries, habanero, green onion, cilantro, basil, lime zested and juiced, 1 tablespoon of honey and salt to taste.
  • To Make Masa Corn Cakes:

      • Mix together: masa, 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, and corn.
      • Form into 1" balls, flatten and fry in olive oil until both sides are golden brown.
  • To Serve:

    Lightly shred chicken and serve with mole sauce on top of corn cakes. Top with salsa. Enjoy!
Blueberry Mole Chicken with Berry Habenero Salsa and Masa Corn Cake

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