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Quick Chicken Mole

Rated as 3.73 out of 5 Stars

"This is a microwave version of Mole Poblano, which consists of chicken in a dark, spicy chocolaty sauce full of nuts and sesame seeds. Most traditional mole recipes require several hours of preparation and cooking time; this version is for those of us who have limited time for cooking! Muy bien!"
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Ingredients

45 m servings 1235
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place butter, onion and garlic in a 3 quart microwave safe casserole dish. Cover and microwave on low for 2 to 3 minutes, or until butter is melted and onion is starting to soften.
  2. Mix in the bay leaf, peppercorns, cloves, tomato sauce, chicken broth, anise seeds, cinnamon, sugar, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, almonds and bread. Cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in chocolate until it is melted, then add chicken pieces, coating each piece with mole sauce. Cover and microwave on high for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear (meat will be starting to fall away from the bone). Note: While cooking chicken, rearrange pieces after 10 and 20 minutes to ensure even cooking.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 1235 calories; 85.4 24.8 90.6 356 727 Full nutrition

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!Que bueno! My husband is a huge fan of mole. I've tried several recipes, but none were a hit with him or compared with restaurant moles. He LOVES this recipe. The only changes I would make ...

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The first time we made this it was pretty good, but subsequent times, we did not like it. My husband and I LOVE mole, but this recipe just doesn't cut it. We will have to keep looking for a wi...

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The first time we made this it was pretty good, but subsequent times, we did not like it. My husband and I LOVE mole, but this recipe just doesn't cut it. We will have to keep looking for a wi...

!Que bueno! My husband is a huge fan of mole. I've tried several recipes, but none were a hit with him or compared with restaurant moles. He LOVES this recipe. The only changes I would make ...

I simmered the sauce on the stove and sliced the chicken and fried it till just cooked. Turned out very well. Not exactly the strong chocolate mole I love from Mexico, but close, and much faster...

No matter what recipe I come across, theres always going to be a missing ingredient. I didn't have bay leaves, ground cloves,chicken broth,anise seed,dried red chile pepper, sesame seeds, sliver...

I did not like this recipe. I like thin saucy mole and this is chunky and thick. It tasted like a mash of different flavors and never united for me.

this was nice. My first time to make mole. It was a little too spicy (hot) and I'm not afraid of heat,next time i'll just keep adding slowly till a get a heat I can handle.I also added 2 TBS mor...

I decided to make this recipe in a saucepan rather than the microwave, mostly because my casserole dish is too large to fit in my microwave. I changed the proportions of some of the ingredients,...

I just needed the sauce part. I don't care for mole but made it for family. I liked that I could update spices (add cumin seed, a few spoons of Verdi sauce, 3 cubes sugar, sans almond & reduced...