– Place the chicken, onion, and garlic clove in a stockpot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil on medium high heat, (about 5-6 minutes) skimming off the foam that forms on the surface with a spoon. Reduce heat and add the celery and the parsley branch. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes.
– While the chicken is cooking, lightly toast the peppers on a warm griddle, turning frequently to avoid them burning and having a bitter taste. This step will take seconds. Place in the bowl and cover them with warm water to soak after roasting for 15 minutes (or until softened).
– Now, lightly spray your griddle with PAM Cooking Spray and place the tomato, onion, and garlic to roast. Roast the tomatoes, onion and garlic, turning frequently until brown spots form all over them.
– Discard the soaking water of the pasilla peppers and place them in a blender with the roasted tomatoes, onion, garlic, and one cup of chicken broth. Process until you have a very smooth sauce.
– Heat one tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and then carefully pour in the sauce. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, maybe you’ll need to pour the sauce using a strainer. If needed add more chicken broth to the sauce. Cook for about 5
– minutes until it starts to boil, reduce heat to simmer and add the Mexican Chocolate tablet to dissolve. Stir to avoid the sauce from sticking to the bottom of the skillet.
– Remove chicken from the pot to slightly cool and discard parsley, onion, garlic, and celery from the broth. Add the chicken to the simmering sauce, season with salt and pepper, and keep simmering for another 5 – 8 minutes to allow all the flavors to combine.