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Chicken Mole

Our chicken mole recipe is easy to make and the results are delicious. Mole sauce, pronounced Mow-lay, is a rich multidimensional sauce with a hint of sweetness and chocolate to round out the spicy elements.
  Chicken thigh 4 Pound (skinless)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1 , mince
  Low sodium chicken broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Agave tequila 2 Ounce
  Almond 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), slice
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), mince
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Raisins 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Peanut butter 2 Tablespoon
  Chile powder 4 Tablespoon
  Ibarra mexican chocolate 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chop
  Smoked paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Chipotle peppers 1 (Optional)

1. Mince the onions and garlic, set aside.
2. Chop the chocolate, set aside.

3. In a pan heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat, place the chicken and brown it from all sides, season with salt.
4. In another pot pour chicken broth, orange juice, tequila and boil it on low heat.
5. Once the chicken has browned add it to the sauce, cover and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
6. In the same pan add olive oil, sauté the onions for 15-20 minutes, add garlic and sauté for few minutes.
7. Add coriander seeds, ground cumin and almonds, stir and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
8. Once the chicken is done remove only the chicken and keep it in a dish to cool.
9. Pour the onion mixture to the sauce, add raisins, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, peanut butter and finally the chocolate, stir and boil the sauce for 10 minutes.
10. After 10 minutes remove from heat and let it cool for 10 minutes.
11. Peel the meat of the bone from the chicken and shred the meat, set aside.
12. Once the sauce is cooled blend it in a blender until smooth.
13. Pour the sauce back in the pot and add the chicken, stir well.

14. Serve the chicken mole with some steamed rice.

Always place a wax paper beneath the measuring spoon, if you are measuring any kind of powder such as chili powder, pour the desired amount on the measuring spoon and if there is any excess then simply lift the wax paper and transfer the powder back in the bottle.

Things You Will Need
Garlic press

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Chicken Thigh
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
80 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 924 Calories from Fat 344

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g60.1%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.3%

Trans Fat 0.5 g

Cholesterol 376.5 mg125.5%

Sodium 1133.5 mg47.2%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.2 g32.6%

Sugars 21.7 g

Protein 100 g199.1%

Vitamin A 98.4% Vitamin C 72.2%

Calcium 16.1% Iron 48.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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