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.
Serve with Mexican rice!
Quick and easy roast chicken smothered in a tasty mole sauce!
- 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)
- 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.
- Serve chicken somthered in the mole sauce and optionally garnished with the onion, sesame seeds and cilantro.
Option: Feel free to just get a cooked rotisserie chicken, divide it and pour on the mole sauce!
Option: Grill the chicken!
This is a wonderful idea. Awesome.
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!
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 says
mmm sounds like the perfect cinco de mayo dinner! all that's missing are a few dos equis 🙂
Do you have any idea how to do mole chicken in foil packets in oven? Think I’ll just give it a shot, but not sure what to add with chicken besides onion…
You can bake this in foil packets in the oven! Try at 400F for 25-35 minutes. (Check for a temperature of 165F in the chicken with a meat thermometer.) You could also add things like sliced sweet potatoes, carrots, potatoes, squash, etc. for a complete meal in the packet. Enjoy!