Chicken with Mole Sauce

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Total Time
720hrs 30mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
720 hrs

A traditional Mexican dish. I found this on the internet in response to a request.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the chicken in a stew pot and add the onion, garlic, and herbs.
  2. Cover with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover, and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, remove the stems from the chile peppers.
  5. Cut them in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  6. Toast the chiles briefly in a hot skillet; do not overtoast.
  7. Place chiles in a small bowl and cover with hot water; set aside.
  8. Place the peeled tomatoes in a blender jar and pulse a few times.
  9. Toast the sesame seeds until just browned in the same skillet.
  10. Add to the tomatoes, along with the oregano, cloves, and allspice.
  11. Blend until smooth.
  12. Add oil to the skillet and fry the onion pieces for about 5 minutes.
  13. Add the garlic cloves and cinnamon stick and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  14. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to the blender jar.
  15. Fry the plantain for a few minutes, then transfer to the blender jar, along with the chiles and water.
  16. Blend until smooth.
  17. Strain the sauce and return to the skillet.
  18. Add the chocolate and season with salt.
  19. Stir 2 cups of the chicken broth into the sauce.
  20. Add the stewed chicken pieces and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes, uncovered.
  21. Mole sauce should be fairly thick.