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chicken mole

Chicken Mole Recipe

Mole is an amazingly delicious Mexican sauce that is typically served over chicken.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 852 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 5 lbs of chicken
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 1 gallon of water

For the mole

  • 8 chili ancho peppers seeds removed
  • 6 chili guajillo peppers seeds removed
  • 6 chili pasilla peppers seeds removed
  • 2 tbs of reserved chili seeds
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 white onion quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 ripe plantain sliced
  • 3 to rtillas
  • 1 tbs of peanut butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken up
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 abuelita chocolate tablet
  • 7 cups of chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup of oil

Instructions

For the chicken

  1. Bring chicken, garlic, onion, cilantro, salt and water to a boil in a stockpot.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 45 min or until chicken is tender.
  3. Remove chicken from the pot. Let broth cool then strain it.

For the mole

  1. Preheat oven to 500
  2. Roast the tomatoes, onion, and garlic until they have black spots but aren't burnt. about 15-25 min.
  3. Toast chili peppers on each side over medium heat. Put them in a pot and cover with hot water.
  4. Fill skillet with 1/4 cup of oil when hot fry the plantain until nicely browned on both sides.
  5. Put the plantain slices in the pot with the chilis.
  6. Next fry the tortillas until browned on both sides and add to the same pot.
  7. Then fry the cinnamon, chili seeds and whole cloves and add to the pot.
  8. In batches blend all the ingredients in the pot with the peanut butter and 8 cups of the strained chicken broth.
  9. Strain the blended mole sauce into a pot with about 4 tablespoons of oil over medium heat.
  10. Add the chocolate to the mole and season with salt.
  11. Simmer for about 15- 20 min. Stirring occasionally.
  12. Serve over the chicken with rice on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Mole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 852 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 200mg67%
Sodium 1140mg50%
Potassium 2088mg60%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 18g75%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 16695IU334%
Vitamin C 31.1mg38%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 6.2mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.