A mildly spiced and easy grilled chicken, spiked with coffee and cocoa…
Coffee and chocolate in a chicken recipe is something that we can’t imagine. It is challenges like Shh Cooking Secretly that pushes boundaries to try new dimensions to cooking. My family isn’t very receptive to too much adjustment these days but at times, ingredients like chicken make it a tad bit easier. That is why I decided to sign up for this month’s theme of “Fear not the bitter”, suggested by the lovely Seema. She has always been very innovative when it comes to her ideas. I was paired with Swaty from Food Trails, with whom I have previously worked with during this month. for the and after a little discussion, she decided to keep cocoa powder and paprika as my ingredients.
I have been seeing recipes using coffee and cocoa sauce to go along with chicken, but then I came across this recipe and decided to adapt the same. First of all, I wanted a quick fix that wouldn’t take too much of my time. It is getting really hot and the hectic days I have had over the past couple of weeks haven’t been making my life easier. I was a little apprehensive if the recipe would work out, nonetheless I still went ahead with it with a few adjustments. I cooked it with very little olive oil on a grill pan till done and made some pan fried French fries to go with it, which got burned in the process of concentrating on the chicken! Hehe… Of late, I have been burning too many things! HD really loved it. In fact, you won’t even make out the presence of coffee and cocoa powder in it unless you would tell about it. While you go ahead to view the recipe, do check out what Swaty made with her secret ingredients of green apple and mint…
Coffee Cocoa Grilled Chicken
- 500 gm chicken peices bone in, meduim sized
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cumin powder
- 1/4 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp black pepper powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp roast coffee powder not instant
- 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
- Oil as needed
- Combine all the ingredients except the chicken and oil in a mixing bowl.
- Add the washed and drained chicken and coat well. Allow it to marinate for 30 minutes.
- In a grill pan, brush some oil. Cook the chicken on meduim flame, by turning both sides till done.
- Serve hot with sides as required.