Molè

Chicken Mole Over Rice
Now that I am in Arizona, I am experimenting in Latin cooking like never before.  Mole (pronounced moe-lay) is a common Mexican dish served all over the country using different ingredients found in each locale.  I combined a few recipes and the results were really tasty.  It wasn’t too spicy or sweet.  Goldilocks, which at the moment is Princess Pat’s favorite bedtime story, would say it was “Just right.”
Chicken Mole Over Rice
Mol-e!
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Ingredients
  • sauce
  • 2 dried Ancho chiles
  • 2 dried Anaheim chiles
  • 2 dried Pasilla Negro chiles
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves, garlic, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa
  • chicken
  • 1 whole chicken, cut up or 4 boneless, whole chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. For the sauce:
  2. Rip off the stems and shake out the seeds from the dried peppers.
  3. Along with the raisins, soak the chiles in hot water for 30 minutes.
  4. In a skillet, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil.
  5. In a food processor, place all of the sauce ingredients and blend until smooth.
  6. For the chicken:
  7. Pour the lemon juice, salt and pepper over the chicken.
  8. Heat the oil in a large skillet.
  9. Brown the chicken on all sides.
  10. Pour the mole sauce over the chicken and simmer, covered 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  11. Serve with rice, beans and/or corn tortillas.

 

 Chicken Mole Over Rice

10 thoughts on “Molè

  1. >I first tried mole when I had to stay in Mexico for several months some years back. A good mole is awesome-a bad one can be horrible. This sounds wonderful and is going on my must-try list. Allie figures it has to be good-there's chocolate! Thank you!!
    xoxo Pattie and Allie

  2. >LOL Mole` or Mole! or Mole-e-

    My Cat brings me Moles from the garden. Its not nearly as edible. :)

  3. >Remarkably, since I love both chocolate and Mexican food, I have never tried mole sauce! I think I got scared when a friend told me it was terrible (maybe she just had a bad version). I'll have to try making it at home.

  4. >It's funny that I've never had it considering it has chocolate in it! It really does sound delicious! Glad you linked it up!

  5. >I have always wanted to try mole since it has chocolate, but I don't eat meat. WIll have to try this recipe at home and pair it with an analogue or with some vegetables.

  6. >I've heard this word but never ate anything like this–and none of those ingredients would be available locally (though there is a significant Latino population, so I'm sure I just need to find the right grocery store for some imported spices). Fascinating combination of ingredients!

  7. >Happy Hermit: Have you tried?
    Jehara: several recipes used pumpkin chunks instead of meat

    I knew you had done the Recipes to Rival challenge because you posted your picture but when I went to look for it, nothing. Glad I finally found it. great job and I am glad it got the goldilocks seal of approval.

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