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Quick Chicken Mole

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Making authentic mole can be a time-consuming process. This quick and easy version takes a fraction of the time and is equally delicious.

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  • Servings: 6


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  • Step 1 of 12

    PREHEAT grill to high.

  • Step 2 of 12

    HEAT oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes or until softened.

  • Step 3 of 12

    STIR in ancho chile, morsels, chipotle chile and cinnamon.

  • Step 4 of 12

    COOK for 1 minute or until spices are fragrant and chocolate is melted.

  • Step 5 of 12

    STIR in garlic; cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

  • Step 6 of 12

    STIR in water, tomatoes with juice, almonds, raisins, sesame seeds and bouillon.

  • Step 7 of 12

    COOK, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until slightly thickened.

  • Step 8 of 12

    TRANSFER chile mixture to a blender or food processor along with Coffee-mate; cover. Blend until smooth. You should have about 1 2/3 cups mole sauce.

  • Step 9 of 12

    PLACE chicken in large bowl; top with 2/3 cup mole sauce. Toss to coat.

  • Step 10 of 12

    GRILL chicken for about 8 minutes, turning once, until browned and no longer pink in center.

  • Step 11 of 12

    PLACE chicken on a serving plate, sprinkle with cilantro leaves and additional sesame seeds. Serve with remaining 1 cup mole sauce, lime wedges, cooked rice and/or tortillas.

  • Step 12 of 12

    TIP: Like a lot of sauce? The Mole Sauce can be easily doubled. Just increase cook times by a minute or two (excluding garlic cook time). Sauce may be prepared, cooled and refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. Loosen the sauce with a small amount of water if needed.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 6
Calories 300
Calories from Fat 120
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 370mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 4%
Iron 25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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