This is an excellent cheaters mole. Made minor adjustments - more or less of the listed ingredients to my taste and threw in some salsa tatemada for depth of flavor and additional heat. Let it go low and slow for a half hour. Home run! Well done E.W.!
Chicken with Quick Mole Sauce
From EatingWell: May/June 2011
Rich, dark and delicious, mole is a signature sauce in Mexican cooking. There are many variations, but the basic ingredients include plenty of chiles and nuts along with a touch of chocolate to tame the heat of the chiles. Traditional recipes can take several hours to prepare—this quick version takes a few shortcuts by using chili powder, nut butter and chocolate chips. Serve with rice and a medley of sautéed zucchini, pepper and onion.
9 Reviews for Chicken with Quick Mole Sauce
My first time making mole sauce. I usually just order it at restaurants. I love the idea of adding peanut butter. It gives it a wonderful taste. I used cocoa powder and a little brown sugar. I like that you can make this to your liking (some like it a little sweet, some like it bitter). I like a nice balance. I also used less chili powder, but just keep sampling as you add ingredients, and you'll find your preferred taste. I also added a bit more cinnamon. I don't need to look for another mole sauce recipe. This one is quick and easy. Thank you!
I have made this dish for my friends and family many times and it is a huge hit!! Even some that think they are Mole "experts" love it. It's a little embarrassing to share how easy it is. The only thing that I did differently was double the sauce because everyone loves the sauce and it's good for leftovers. I tried it with chicken breast and it is very good, but found that using skinless boneless thighs are much better. It is absolutely a keeper! Thanks to whoever shared it.
Used ancho powder for nice flavor. Liked the almond butter touch. Definitely a keeper for repeating.
My husband and I loved the rich flavor of this, but my 15-year-old son (who's a picky eater) did not. It is great over brown rice and I served it with calabacitas (like the picture). I didn't make any significant changes to the recipe nor will I.