Chicken Mole Recipe

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Chicken Mole
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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Working in batches, add chicken to pot; sauté until lightly browned, adding more oil by tablespoonfuls as needed, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to large bowl.
  2. Return chicken and any juices to pot. Add broth and orange juice; bring just to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until chicken is tender and just cooked through, about 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until golden brown, about 18 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add almonds, garlic, cumin, and coriander. Sautéuntil nuts and garlic begin to color, about 2 minutes. Add chiles and stir until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes.
  4. Using tongs, transfer chicken to large bowl. Pour chicken cooking liquid into saucepan with onion mixture (reserve pot). Add raisins, orange peel, and oregano to saucepan. Cover and simmer until chiles are very soft, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat; add chocolate. Let stand until chocolate melts and sauce mixture cools slightly, about 15 minutes.
  5. Working in small batches, transfer sauce mixture to blender and puree until smooth; return to reserved pot. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Coarsely shred chicken and return to sauce; stir to coat. DO AHEAD: Can be made 3 days ahead. Chill until cold, then cover and keep chilled. Rewarm over low heat before serving.
  6. Transfer chicken mole to bowl. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with warm tortillas.
  7. * Available at many supermarkets and at specialty foods stores and Latin markets.
  8. ** Dark, sweet, grainy-textured chocolate disks flavored with cinnamon; available at Latin markets and from .
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1015.77 Kcal (4253 kJ)
Calories from fat 817.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 90.82g 140%
Cholesterol 198.94mg 66%
Sodium 266.25mg 11%
Potassium 472.13mg 10%
Total Carbs 15.32g 5%
Sugars 14.13g 57%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Protein 23.22g 46%
Vitamin C 24.8mg 41%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 70.4mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 275.16 Kcal (1152 kJ)
Calories from fat 221.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.6g 140%
Cholesterol 53.89mg 66%
Sodium 72.12mg 11%
Potassium 127.9mg 10%
Total Carbs 4.15g 5%
Sugars 3.83g 57%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 9%
Protein 6.29g 46%
Vitamin C 6.7mg 41%
Iron 0.2mg 5%
Calcium 19.1mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 27.4
  • 27

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Total Fat

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