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

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup yellow onion - diced
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp honey plus 1 tbsp honey
  • 1.5 oz. Lindt 90% dark chocolate
  • 2.5 lbs. chicken thigh, boneless, skinless
  • 1 each naval orange
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2-3 habanero chilies, cleaned and minced
  • 2 each green onions, 1/8" slice, green tops only
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 each lime
  • 1 cup masa
  • 1/2 cup roasted or yellow frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Spices

  • 2 tsp cumin seed
  • 2 tsp coriander seed
  • 2 tbsp dried pasilla chile
  • 2 tbsp dried guajillo chile - crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • Berries

  • 6 1/2 cup blueberries,
  • 16oz. strawberries

DIRECTIONS

      • In a large saucepan, heat chicken stock, 6 c. blueberries, juice, and zest from orange, and 1 t. 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 T. olive oil until softened and fragrant. Add reserved braising liquid and 2 T. 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 375 for 20-30 minutes.
  • To make Salsa:

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

      • Mix together: masa, 1 cup water, 2T. olive oil, 1 t. 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!

Follow your berries to the farm.

Locate the 16-Digit Trace code.​ Enter the trace back code from your berry container to visit the farms where we’re grown. Too bad we can’t deliver the fresh fragrance, too!