Chicken Mole Enchiladas

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Dec. 15, 2015

Lynn demonstrates how to make a very simple Chicken Mole Enchilada recipe adapted from Food Network's Marcela Valladolid. This is one of my favorite dishes and I was very happy to find a simple recipe. Mole sauce is typically a very long process to make, so this is a great, easy recipe for Chicken Mole Enchiladas.

Ingredients

For chicken
Chicken breasts 2
Kosher salt To Taste
Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
Olive oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
For mole
Dried ancho chiles 5
6 inch corn tortillas 2
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Onions 1 1/2 , chop
Kosher salt To Taste
Garlic cloves 2
Smooth peanut butter 2 Tablespoon
Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
Chicken stock 1 3/4 Cup (28 tbs)
Mexican chocolate disc 3 1/10 Ounce , chop
Freshly ground pepper To Taste

Directions

Making

Enchiladas:

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Olive Oil, as needed

Twelve 6" corn tortillas

1/4 cup sour cream or Mexican crema

3/4 cup queso fresco or milk feta

Cilantro, chopped onion and sesame seeds for garnishing.

For the chicken:

Preheat oven to 375. On a baking sheet, sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and drizzle with the olive oil. Bake until cooked through, 10-15 minutes. Set aside to cool, then shred into small bite-sized pieces.

For the mole:

Reconstitute the dried chiles by soaking them in 1-1/2 cups hot water for 15 minutes. Then drain and set aside.

Toast the corn tortillas in a dry skillet until dry, crisp and golden.

Tear into pieces and set aside. In the same skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.

Add the onions, season with a little salt and sauté until translucent about 3 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook 2 minutes more. Transfer the onion and garlic mixture to a blender with the chiles, tortillas, peanut butter and oregano.

Pour the chicken stock over and blend until very smooth. Then transfer the sauce to a medium sauté pan and bring to a boil over high heat.

Reduce the heat to medium, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in the chocolate.

Season the mole with salt and pepper.

Reserve 1 cup of the mole for garnishing the enchiladas, the rest will be used for dipping the tortillas.

Finalizing

Dip the corn tortillas in the mole sauce and then put chicken down the middle. Roll up and place in the prepared casserole dish, seam side down.

Pour reserved cup of mole sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Place in the 350 preheated oven and bake until the sauce is bubbly and the enchiladas are heated through, about 20-25 minutes.

Serving

Drizzle with the Mexican crema or sour cream, queso fresco or mild feta. Sprinkle with a little chopped onion, sesame seeds and cilantro.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 2861Calories from Fat 1734

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 198 g304.6%

Saturated Fat 42 g210%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1867 mg77.79%

Total Carbohydrates 181 g60.3%

Dietary Fiber 32 g128%

Sugars 65 g

Protein 117 g234%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet