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Chocolate Chicken Mole

Posted By GKC On May 6, 2012 @ 1:58 am In Weekly Recipes | 1 Comment

I love mole sauce but often find that the ingredient lists are very long and the process too complicated. GKC created a great and easy Chicken Mole that I think you will love.

Chicken
2 chickens, cut in 1/8’s
3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Mole Sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 chipotle pepper with 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can (or more to taste), chopped (Roland makes this with an OU, and it can be found in most major supermarkets in the international food aisle)
2 cups canned chopped tomatoes
3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (or 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder)
1/4 cup roughly chopped peanuts, for garnish
Fresh cilantro, for serving

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large roasting pan, place chickens in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast until cooked through, about 1 hour.

Place olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, stirring to soften for 5 minutes. Add the chipotle with adobo, and tomatoes, stirring to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Add the peanut butter, broth, chili powder, and cinnamon. Cook 5 minutes until thoroughly combined. Add the chocolate and stir until melted. Remove from heat. With an immersion blender, puree the mixture until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. 

Pour the mole sauce over the chicken. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.

Serve warm with chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro scattered over the top.


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