Chicken with Schokoladensauce
2 medium size chicken breasts
1 Cup Onions, finely chopped
3 Tablespoons Olive oil or butter (I love to use butter in sauces as I like the natural taste of it)
1 teaspoon star anise
1 / 4 teaspoons cloves
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 Teaspoon crushed lavender (an immune booster) optional
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 Tablespoon sugar or honey
2 Tablespoons tomato puree
1 Tablespoon Hungarian sweet paprika powder
2 Cups Chicken stock or water with bouillon
garnish : 1 /2 cup sour cream and some chopped parsley
1 recipe of Geschabt Spätzle
I simmer the 2 Chicken Breasts in water with a few onions and a bay leaf for 1 hour.
Reserve 2 cups of the stock for the sauce.
I shred the chicken by dragging a fork through the chicken breast with the grain and gently "pull" the meat so that you get the shredded effect. You don't have to shred the meat you can just serve the chicken breast whole.
Once you do this though I think you will agree it is a lovely way to eat Chicken.
Chop the onions finely, and then fry until golden brown.
Add all the spices and mix quickly, in order not to burn them as then you could end up with a bitter taste,
Add the cocoa and the tomato puree and stir it to a good pasty consistency, and quickly add the water and bring all the boil.
As soon as it bubbles, turn the heat down and just let it cook on a small flame with small bubbles. You could add a little brandy or sherry or red wine, depending on your taste.