Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr 50 mins

The kids call this Chocolate Chicken - they love opening up the hen and finding the little relleno suprise inside.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and remove gizzards and livers from cavities of hens.
  2. Place innards in a small saucepan add water to cover by 1 inch, boullion, oregano, chile powder, cumin, cinnamon and garlic.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer.
  4. Dry hens and sprinkle with salt and pepper, inside and out Remove chili peppers from can, put liquid from can into broth along with any left over chilis, chopped.
  5. Place cheese inside of chili peppers and stuff inside hen.
  6. Tuck wings, secure cavity with pin (I use turkey lacers) place in a deep oven going pan so that they fit snugly.
  7. Remove broth from heat and strain Replace broth in pan, add Mole sauce.
  8. Stir until smooth.
  9. Pour Sauce over hens.
  10. Bake,uncovered, basing with sauce every 20 minutes until done, about 1 1/2 hours.
  11. Serve with tortillas, beans and pass the extra sauce.


Most Helpful

I love mole and this was a fantastic dish with the relleno surprise. Made as directed except that I didn't truss the game hens since they were packed into the pan quite tight and it didn't seem to matter. Thanks, msintrepid! Made for Bargain Basement tag game.

mersaydees December 25, 2010

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