Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole
With a fresh batch of mole sauce ready the only question was what to use it on or with and a quick, easy and tasty option is smothered on chicken! This is barely a recipe, I mean you pretty much just pour the tasty mole sauce over some cooked chicken and you have an amazing meal! Drumsticks are usually economical and they are fantastic when you roast them until the skin is nice and crispy and then you just pour on the mole sauce! Another option is to poach some boneless and skinless chicken breasts in a mixture of the mole sauce and chicken broth which results in a super moist and tender chicken. I like to garnish the chicken mole with fresh onions, cilantro and sesame seeds or chopped peanuts.

Chicken Mole
Serve with Mexican rice!

Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole
Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

Quick and easy roast chicken smothered in a tasty mole sauce!


ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup mole sauce
  • 1 small onion, sliced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (optional)
directions
  1. Pat the chicken dry, season with salt and pepper to taste and roast in a preheated 450F/230C oven until ligtly golden brown and cooke through, about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Serve chicken somthered in the mole sauce and optionally garnished with the onion, sesame seeds and cilantro.

Option: Feel free to poach the chicken in the mole sauce along with 1 cup chicken broth, by simmering it all in a sauce pan until the chicken is cooked, about 20-25 minutes. This works well with boneless and skinless chicken breasts.
Option: Feel free to just get a cooked rotisserie chicken, divide it and pour on the mole sauce!
Option:Grill the chicken!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 411, Fat 13.8g (Saturated 1g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 87mg, Sodium 293mg, Carbs 28.4g (Fiber 9.2g, Sugars 11g), Protein 42g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

5 comments:

warmvanillasugar said...

This is a wonderful idea. Awesome.

Katie said...

Delicious!

Joanne said...

Mole sauce is amazing stuff, but yeah....it's also quite a handful! Simmering it with chicken is definitely a great way to get dinner on the table without sacrificing flavor!

savoringeverybite said...

Kevin, your recipes always look so delicious! I love the quick and easy ones and this one looks like it will be very moist and flavorful!

Lick My Spoon said...

mmm sounds like the perfect cinco de mayo dinner! all that's missing are a few dos equis :)

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