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