Oaxacan Chicken Mole

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Total Time
20mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
15 mins

Posted in response to a request; recipe was found in the 12/93 issue of Bon Appetit.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Using 1 tsp of the chili powder, season the breasts, along with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a heavy skillet that comfortably holds both breasts, heat the oil over mediium-high heat and cook the chicken until brown on both sides (about 2 minutes per side); transfer cooked chicken to a plate and add the remaining chili powder, along with the cumin and cinnamon, to the skillet and saute, stirring, for 15 seconds.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes and their juices along with the chocolate and simmer until the sauce thickens up, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken, along with any juices that have accumulated on the plate, back into the skillet and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  5. Taste sauce; add salt and pepper if desired.
Most Helpful

5 5

I can't believe this recipe was from the 93 Edition of Bon Apetite!! I'm getting old...I still make this recipe! We love it!! I shred the chicken before putting it back in the sauce...we love it in burritos and chicken mole enchiladas!! I use the Mexican Chocolate (already has the cinnamon in it!)

4 5

This is a great recipe - I use twice the chocolate, though, and 1 tbsp of peanut butter (smooth) which I gleaned from another Mole recipe. Really tasty!

5 5

Well, I thought it was a little bland, so I made some changes and additions and we absolutely loved it. I doubled the recipe, but only used 3 chicken breasts cut up into cubes. I doubled the chocolate and added a packet of sazon goya without annato- (mexican grocery). I thought that would do it but ended up adding 1/4 tsp of corriander, 1/4 tsp of garlic salt, 1 tsp of honey and cayenne pepper to taste. I know that seems like a lot, but it really is just extra seasoning based on personal preference. Anyway, I highly recommend this recipe- quick, easy, healthy & yummy. We served it with mexican rice. Thanks!!