Rinse chicken, pat dry, and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks.
In a 3-quart or larger slow cooker, combine chicken, onion, garlic, orange peel,
chiles, cocoa, sugar, cinnamo, and cumin; mix lightly. Pour in orange juice and
sherry. Cover and cook at LOW setting until chicken is very tender when pierced
(6 to 7 hours).
Skim and discard fat from cooking liquid, if necessary; then blend in xanthan
gum or other thickener. Increase cooker heat setting to high; cover and cook, stirring
2 or 3 times, until sauce is thickened (about 10 more minutes).
Season to taste
with salt; garnish with orange slices.
Makes 6 servings.
Per Serving: 36 Cal (9% from Fat, 9% from Protein, 82% from Carb); 1 g Protein;
0 g Tot Fat; 6 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 15 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 19 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol