Bon Appetit Wednesday! National Chocolate Lovers Month

6138-close-up-of-melted-chocolate-pvMiss a chance to celebrate chocolate? Not at AntiquityNOW! It’s National Chocolate Lovers Month and we’re bringing you all of our chocolatey content in one decadent post. Humans have been chocoholics for thousands of years. Even our ancestors knew that sometimes all you need after a tough day is the taste of the velvety concoction. Click on the links below to learn about the ancient history of chocolate and to enjoy recipes inspired by chocolate’s unique and delicious past. Scroll down to find an adventurous and unexpected recipe for Chocolate Chicken. With all of these fantastic recipes, you can observe this holiday by serving chocolate for every meal!

Chocolate Chicken

Recipe courtesy of AllRecipes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of plain bread crumbs
  • 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Pour water into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  3. Whisk oil, chocolate syrup, egg, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl. Mix bread crumbs and cocoa powder together in a shallow bowl.
  4. Poke holes into chicken breasts using a fork. Dip chicken in the oil mixture, covering completely. Press chicken into bread crumb mixture until both sides are coated. Arrange chicken in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

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