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Chicken Mole Recipe (with Chocolate Sauce)

A Chicken mole recipe is a Mexican favourite -- and a favourite of all of us who love Mexican food!

Trivia: Moles (prounounced MOW-lays) are complex sauces containing fifteen or so ingredients. The traditional ones, that is. Our version is simplified.

Tip: Even moles are better when you use good quality chocolate. Please be sure you do.

Chicken Mole Recipe with Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 piece chicken for each person
1 Ggreen pepper -- chopped
2 large tomatoes, peeled -- seeded
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pepper
grated rind of 1 orange
1/4 cup light rum
2 cloves garlic -- minced
1 onion -- chopped
3 slices canned pimento -- chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder (or to taste)
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 squares bitter chocolate -- chopped

Method

In casserole, heat oil and cook garlic for a few moments to flavour oil; add chicken and brown. Remove chicken. In remaining fat, cook onion, green pepper, pimento, and tomato over gentle heat for 10 minutes. To onion mixture, add chili powder, blending well. Add broth, almonds, raisins, seasonings, and rind; simmer, covered, 30 minutes longer.

Add chocolate, stirring until melted. Replace chicken, spooning sauce over.

Bake covered, at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until chicken is tender. Warm rum, ignite it, and pour over contents of casserole; allow to stand for a few minutes.

Serve your chicken mole with chocolate sauce with rice.


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