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Chicken Mole Tacos

Chicken Mole Tacos

Although Toronto has a fairly vibrant restaurant scene there is absolutely no street food scene. This is a little disappointing especially when I keep hearing about the amazing street food in other cities. In particular, I certainly wouldn't mind seeing some taco trucks here in Toronto as tacos are a bit of an obsession of mine. Luckily when I was out in Seattle last year I got the chance to experience several food trucks including a taco truck. All of the food was amazing and I was especially impressed with the chicken mole tacos from the tacos truck; so much so that I had been wanting to make them at home ever since. With cinco de mayo coming up it was the perfect excuse to finally get around to making the chicken mole tacos!

Since I needed a chicken broth to make the mole sauce I just poached an entire chicken in some water and used the resulting broth to make the mole and that left me with a whole chickens worth of meat to use to make the chicken mole tacos. With the two main ingredients already made, I just needed to decide what else to put into the tacos. Since the mole sauce is very rich and it already contains some heat from the chilies I was looking for something fresh and juicy to help clean the palate and keep things interesting and I figured that a simple pico de gallo made with ripe tomatoes and sweet onion along with cilantro and a hit of lime juice would be the perfect fit. The effort required to make the mole sauce was definitely worth it for these chicken mole tacos alone! The tender poached chicken covered in the tasty mole sauce with a hint of chocolate and chili heat went really well with the fresh pico de gallo and the tacos disappeared very quickly! Luckily I still have some more mole sauce and some more chicken!

Chicken Mole Tacos

Chicken Mole Tacos

Shredded chicken tacos with a chocolate mole sauce and fresh pico de gallo.


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • 1 pound cooked chicken, shredded and warm
  • 1 cup mole sauce
  • 2 cups pico de gallo
  • 1 handful cilantro
Directions
  1. Assemble tacos and enjoy.

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21 comments:

Correen said...

Honest, good, with a bit of spice ingredients...yum! The only thing I'd done is add a tiny dollop of non-fat sour cream, along with an extra drizzle of fresh lime juice. Thanks for the idea :)

bellini said...

I was on a ladies bus tour on the weekend and so wanted to stop at at taquito truck...but no go:D

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Awesome tacos! Mole is a wonderful addition.

Cheers,

Rosa

Vivienne said...

im surprised that toronto doesnt have a street food scene actually! but ive heard that you guys can't drink in public?! haha. looks like a healthy and tasty taco!!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Great Cinco de Mayo meal! Looks delicious!

Danelle said...

Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

anniebakes said...

holy mole that looks like a feast!! and i've been wanting to try a mole for a while, thanks! anne

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow, these look incredible!! The mole sauce looks out of this world :)

Sues

Kelly said...

I hear you (sadly) on the lack of street food scene. Here in Chicago are laws are such that all the food has to be prepared in a commercial kitchen, it can't be made in the truck, so it really limits what gets sold.

Your tacos look amazing though. I do love a good mole sauce.

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RSA Now said...

Mmmm tacos, is there really anything else to say? :)

Sarah Rebekah said...

Your pictures are so colorful and vivid, I love them! Food looks wonderful too. You're Spanish dishes have now given me a hankering for some...

Cassie said...

I have never had mole sauce, I am always afraid to try it. We don't really have street food here (Kansas City) either... except if you count run-of-the-mill hot dog stands.

Maria-TO said...

Hi Kevin, there may just be an underground street food movement on the horizon. In yesterdays TO Star an article re this very topic. Their site is: torontoundergroundmarket.tumblr.com

It was an interesting read -- let us know what you think

krissy said...

Could you possibly point me in the direction of where to find soft corn tortillas in Toronto? I'd be so grateful!

Kevin said...

Maria-TO: I have been following the Toronto Underground Gourmet Market concept with enthusiasm. I really hope that something amazing will come out of it.

krissy: The best place to get corn tortillas in Toronto is in the Kensington market. I have also seen frozen ones in the Saint Lawrence Market and Metro has some in their Selections brand.

krissy said...

Thank you so much!

Josie said...

My husband (ok and me) would absolutely devour these!

Mother Rimmy said...

I love mole sauce, but have yet to give it a try myself. I'll have to try your mole recipe. The color and spices are mouthwatering.

Kristi

Cara said...

Kevin, I too am very jealous hearing about the very active street food scenes in other cities. We don't have any of that either. But I do think that between your chicken mole tacos and my tandoori chicken tacos, we'd be pretty successful should we start our own taco truck together!

RSA Perth said...

my hunger is greater than that i fill after finding such an interesting delicious recipe. I like reading your articles.

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