Chicken in Pipian Sauce (A Traditional Mexican Recipe)

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the chicken with the water, vegetables and seasonings in a large saucepan until tender.
  • Strain, reserving the broth.
  • Skin and bone the chicken, and set aside.
  • To make the sauce, toast the sesame seeds lightly in a skillet, stirring constantly, until they are fragrant.
  • Puree the sesame seeds with the almonds and 2 cups of the chicken broth.
  • Heat oil or lard in a skillet, add the blended sesame-seed-almond mixture, and cook for 5 to 8 min., until thickened.
  • Add 2 to 3 more cups of the broth and chicken bouillon and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Add the chiles, olives, capers and chicken.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, and serve hot.
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