Chicken Mole

2013-10-29
chicken mole
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  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 45m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    462
  • Total Fat

    17.5g
  • Saturated Fat

    4.7g
  • Cholesterol

    148mg
  • Sodium

    136mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    16.0g
  • Dietary Fiber

    3.4g
  • Protein

    59.0g
  • Vitamin A

    6%
  • Vitamin C

    101%
  • Calcium

    9%
  • Iron

    27%
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Chicken mole is the classic of all Mexican chicken recipes.

I always thought it would be quite difficult, but this recipe shows that you can make mole sauce quite easily.

Chocolate and chicken? Yes, it actually works. Give it a try.

Chicken Mole Recipe

gluten free recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 6 tomatoes, peeled or 15 ounce can tomatoes
  • 3 red chili peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons whole almonds or pecans
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick, broken up
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ounces plain chocolate (unsweetened)

Method

Step 1

Put the chicken pieces and onion in a pan. Season and add water to cover. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove the chicken and drain on a paper towel. Reserve the stock.

Step 2

To make the sauce, blend together the cooked onion, tomatoes, chili peppers and garlic. Grind the seeds nuts and cinnamon.

Step 3

Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-based saucepan and brown the chicken. Add the tomato mixture and the ground nut mixture. Cook for 5 minutes. Add half the chicken stock and the chocolate, broken into pieces. Stir over a low heat until the chocolate is dissolved. Bring to a boil and simmer until the chicken is cooked, adding more stock if necessary.

Serves 6.

A Healthy Mole

This classic chicken with mole sauce is quite healthy for you. Unsweetened chocolate is filled with nutrients.

Unsweetened chocolate is an excellent source of manganese and copper, both elements that we sometimes find difficult to include in our diets. It also has lots of magnesium (great for sleeping) and iron.

I am always intrigued by how cultures all over the world are able to source foods with excellent nutritional value no matter what their environment. Every culture has foods that we may never have heard of that are high in nutritional value.

Mexican cuisine of course has many highly nutritious foods that we use regularly. Avocados, citrus, chocolate, cumin and many more are all very good for us. You can see from the nutritional table that this chicken mole has lots of iron and protein, calcium and your day’s supply of Vitamin C.

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