I love mole and wanted to see if I could get my kids to eat it. I started making it only to discover I didn't have the tomatoes, gasp! I feverishly looked in the fridge and pantry for a comparable substitute as I didn't have time to run to the store before dinner. I had cooked the chicken (breasts) in the crock pot in a small amount of water most of the day. I proceed to make the sauce, substituting a jar of mild salsa (hey, it's tomatoes, peppers & jalapenos, right?)...dilemma solved! In step 4, I waited to add the chocolate, threw in a few raisins (as I recall traditional mole contains dried fruit), some cilantro & sesame seeds (I didn't have pepitas) and pureed everything with the immersion blender, let it simmer another half hour or so and then added the chocolate & chicken. Simmer another 45 minutes & wow, this is really great. I'm happy to report that the kids really enjoyed it. If they ever knew all the ingredients that were in the same pan, they would fall out. I've made mole before, with disappointing results (and that's a lot of ingredients to be disappointed about). This was really nice, thanks for sharing, we'll be making this one again! Served topped with cheddar, black beans and steamed rice on the side.
I had high hopes for this meal given all the positive reviews but, honestly, it was pretty disappointing. We didn't like it at all and even threw out the leftovers. To be fair, I've never eaten mole before so perhaps it isn't the recipe but rather that we are not mole lovers. The dish is full of wonderfully flavourful ingredients but they just didn't come together for us. Sorry, won't try this again.
Wow! I hate it when reviewers say - Great recipe ... but I used blah blah blah. - And here I am going to do just what I hate - I grabbed a can of all natural tomato sauce (NO sugar added) by mistake and dumped it in before I realized it was not tomatoes ... SO I used 1 12 oz can tomato sauce and 1 12 oz can diced tomatoes. This was delicious, we inhaled it and since there was just 2 of us, we had enough left over for the next day. MUCH better the 2nd day - flavors mellowed and mingled. YUM YUM YUM... Like real Mexican mole - scrumptious!
I made this for my husband who loves mole. He gave it 5 stars saying it had the perfect amount of chocolate and was not too sweet. I did use chipotle chili powder instead of regular along with the chipotle peppers and it gave a nice, smoky flavor. I only had a pasilla and red bell pepper so i used those instead of bell pepper. I also used chicken breast instead of the roasting chicken and it came out beautifully. Very great dish!
Mmmm... rich and delicious with chocolate, peanut butter, cinnamon, jalapenos and the rest.
I made this dish last night and we thought it was just delicious! I've never made any kind of mole sauce before but always wanted to try it. I loved the rich flavors from the cinnamon, chili powder and the spiciness of the chipotles, yum :) Very easy to make too, thanks so much for sharing this. Made this for the Snowqueen Comfort Cafe tag event.
My friend made this for dinner and it was delicious! I plan to make it myself soon :) Thanks for posting!
I'm not a huge fan of mole but my partner is. I've always been intimidated by the complexity of mole but this one is relativly easy and turned out great. I used skinned thighs rather than the whole chicken and jalapenos with 1/4 t of chipolte powder. This recipe is definatly a keeper. With a guacomole salad, white rice and plantains, it was a birthday party to remember.
So good! I'm a huge fan of mole. My partner? Not so much. But even she gave this one 5 stars, so that's really saying something. The flavor was really stellar, and it was relatively easy to put together. I had more sauce than my casserole dish would hold, and I ate the excess sauce with a spoon--it's that good! Thanks for another winner, cookiedog!
Avery good mole and easy to make too! Cannot buy chipotles here and had to jalapeno's Thanks!