Easy Chicken Mole – this simplified version doesn’t skimp on flavor. Mexican chocolate adds an intriguing complexity to the smoky, savory sauce.Print
Easy Chicken Mole
If you’re not familiar with mole (pronounced mo-LAY), don’t be afraid of this versatile Mexican sauce. I love sharing this recipe because it’s a great one to experiment with.
Easy Chicken Mole – this simplified version doesn’t skimp on flavor. Mexican chocolate adds an intriguing complexity to the smoky, savory sauce. Stir in some cooked, shredded chicken and you’ve got a whole new go-to chili.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 35
- Total Time: 55
- 5 pasilla chiles, stemmed and seeded
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups chopped onions
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 5 1/2 ounces Mexican chocolate, such as Ibarra, chopped
- 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano
- 2 corn tostadas, torn into pieces
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 rotisserie chicken, cut into 6 pieces
- To make the mole sauce, soak the chiles in 1 1/4 cups water for 15 minutes. Drain well and discard the soaking liquid.
- Heat the oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute until translucent, 5 minutes. Transfer to a blender with the chiles, chocolate, chicken broth, peanut butter, sugar, oregano and tostadas and blend until very smooth. Transfer the sauce to a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper. Add the rotisserie chicken pieces and stir to combine.
- Serving Size: 4