Dave's Mocha Chicken


An original chicken dish that works well! Serve plain, or use the cooked marinade as a sauce.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs
4 servings


  • cup soy sauce

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup cooking sherry

  • ¼ cup strong brewed coffee

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 6 chicken legs

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a medium, nonreactive container, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, coffee, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place chicken legs in the mixture. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 3 to 4 hours.

  2. Remove chicken from the marinade mixture, and set aside. Transfer the marinade to a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil.

  3. Heat remaining olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with pepper, and brown on all sides in the skillet. Pour the hot marinade mixture into the skillet. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Cool slightly before serving.


The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

731 Calories
44g Fat
33g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 731
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 208mg 69%
Sodium 2701mg 117%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 648mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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