Ready in 45 minutes
Although the extravagantly spiced, sometimes chocolate enriched sauces known as moles can be quite complicated, everyone raves about their depth of flavor. This simplified recipe takes only an hour or so to make, but you may still want to cook up a double batch and freeze half. Serve with plenty of white rice.
Active Time: 50 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
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Stem, core, seed and derib all the chilies. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, toast the chilies, turning once, until fragrant and the skins begin to blister, 3-5 minutes. Transfer the chilies to a heatproof bowl, add the boiling water and let stand until cool. Working in batches, transfer the cooled chilies and their soaking water to a blender and pur?e until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Set the pur?e and the blender aside. Wipe the pot clean.
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place the pot over medium heat and add the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add the drumsticks and brown well on all sides, about 10 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the drumsticks to a serving dish and keep warm. Add the onion to the same pot and saut? over medium heat until golden, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and saut? for 1 minute, then add the peanuts and raisins and continue to saut? for 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatillos and tortilla and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
In a small, dry frying pan over medium heat, toast the aniseeds and coriander seeds until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a spice grinder or a mortar, add the clove and peppercorns and grind or pulverize until coarsely crushed.
In the same small, dry pan over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds, stirring often, until golden, about 3 minutes. Add half of the seeds to the blender and reserve half for garnish. Add the reserved saut?ed vegetables (do not wash the pot), ground spices and chicken stock to the blender. Pur?e until smooth.
Add the pur?ed chilies to the same large pot used to saut? the vegetables. Cook over low heat, stirring often in the fat remaining in the pot, until thickened, 8-10 minutes. Add the pur?ed vegetables and chocolate and season to taste with salt. Stir well. Add the chicken pieces, cover and simmer gently over low heat until the chicken is tender and opaque throughout when pierced with a knife, about 45 minutes.
Serve the drumsticks generously topped with the sauce. Sprinkle with the reserved sesame seeds and garnish with lime wedges.
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