Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole

5 reviews, 3.8 star(s). 60% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Done the traditional way, this Mexican dish can take an entire day to prepare, but here we've trimmed the cooking time down to just 20 minutes. (Shape magazine 10-05)


1 cup Instant brown rice
Cooking spray
1 1/2 pounds Chicken breast, boneless, skinless; sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium Onion; chopped
1 clove Garlic; minced
1 Bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne or chipotle pepper
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Anise seed
1 cup Low-sodium tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons Sesame seeds
1/2 cup Slivered almonds
2 teaspoons Seedless raisins
1 cup No-sodium, nonfat chicken broth
1 tablespoon Cocoa powder
1 1/2 ounces Bittersweet chocolate

Original recipe makes 4

Original recipe makes 4 Servings


You've adjusted the recipe from 4 (as originally posted) to 4 Servings. The ingredients above reflect 4 Servings, but the instructions reflect the as-posted 4. You may need to adjust the times, temperatures or quantities mentioned in the recipe below as needed.

1. Prepare instant brown rice according to package directions.

2. Heat a nonstick frying pan on medium, coat with cooking spray and add chicken pieces. Cook until light brown, remove and set aside. Set aside frying pan. (Do not wash).

3. Coat a microwave-safe bowl with nonstick cooking spray and add onion and garlic. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave and high for 3 minutes or until onions are soft. Puree onions and remaining ingredients (except bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder) in a blender to a thick paste, then pour into same frying pan. Heat on low-medium and add cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate. Simmer, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Add chicken and stir, simmering 5 more minutes.

4. To serve, divide rice evenly among 4 dinner plates and top with equal amounts of chicken mole. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

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this is really good and easy and healthy, its good with left over turkey too, this is my photo, and not my reicpe, CCheryl

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This was awful. No one in my family liked this at all. We each took one bite and couldn't stomach anymore.
Ljhfike 3y ago

Loved it!!! Easy to make and delicious! Have already made it twice for company and been asked for the recipe.
lueddekb 3y ago

this was good, i was happy with it. CCheryl
CCheryl 6y ago

I prefer my mole sauce to be more chocolatey than this recipe called for. I personally was not ecstatic about the way it turned out, but a couple of my family members really enjoyed it.
jamielynn928 9y ago

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cera82v 10y ago

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cera82v 10y ago

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