Chocolate is the surprising ingredient in this one. Serve it over rice or with a side of veggies.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Cut the chickens into pieces, reserving the breasts. Place chicken pieces except the breasts in a deep saucepan over medium heat; add the onion, garlic, and chicken broth. Cover the pan and simmer 25 minutes.

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  • Cut the breasts into halves and add to the saucepan; simmer until the chicken breasts are no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove the chicken to a cutting board. Remove the skin and bones from the chicken; cut the meat into bite sized pieces.

  • Strain the broth through a fine mesh strainer, reserving the liquid and discarding the onion, garlic, and skimmed fat. If you have less than 3 cups of reserved liquid, add water to make 3 cups. If you have more than 3 cups, return to the pan and bring to a boil; cook until volume of liquid reduces to 3 cups.

  • Combine the chili powder, almonds, banana, cinnamon, salt, tortilla pieces, sesame seeds, and pine nuts in a blender. Blend on low, slowly adding the reserved liquid in a stream until the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture and remaining liquid into a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and chocolate; cook and stir until the butter and chocolate have melted. Stir the chicken pieces into the sauce; continue cooking until the chicken is heated completely through, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

875 calories; 63.8 g total fat; 259 mg cholesterol; 1026 mg sodium. 14.6 g carbohydrates; 60.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2009
Today is the first time I have ever made mole sauce. I thought the ingredients on the list were easy to purchase and the cooking time was relatively short. I was a bit concerned as to how much I would like the chocolate part but it was quite tasty. I did add a tad of jalepeno chili chopped finely and a bit of tomatoes in the initial cooking of the onions chicken and garlic. Also I added a tiny bit more chocolate and chili powder after tasting. I will def. make it again. Boardered on a 5 star!! Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/30/2009
I've made many recipes from AR and this is one of the few I haven't liked; and I'm not a picky eater. I do enjoy sweet and savoury combinations however something about the way the sauce tasted did not please my tastebuds. I'm just glad I tasted this before cutting up the chicken and tossing it in! I have never tried a mole before. This may be for some and not for others. I'm not trying to give your recipe a bad name Deondra! I'll just have to look up something else I can toss together with the boiled chicken. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2009
Today is the first time I have ever made mole sauce. I thought the ingredients on the list were easy to purchase and the cooking time was relatively short. I was a bit concerned as to how much I would like the chocolate part but it was quite tasty. I did add a tad of jalepeno chili chopped finely and a bit of tomatoes in the initial cooking of the onions chicken and garlic. Also I added a tiny bit more chocolate and chili powder after tasting. I will def. make it again. Boardered on a 5 star!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 1 stars
10/30/2009
I've made many recipes from AR and this is one of the few I haven't liked; and I'm not a picky eater. I do enjoy sweet and savoury combinations however something about the way the sauce tasted did not please my tastebuds. I'm just glad I tasted this before cutting up the chicken and tossing it in! I have never tried a mole before. This may be for some and not for others. I'm not trying to give your recipe a bad name Deondra! I'll just have to look up something else I can toss together with the boiled chicken. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2016
Tasty... could have used some more chili and chocolate.. I thought the banana was an interesting addition Read More
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