Authentic Chicken Mole

Authentic Chicken Mole


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If you've never had real chicken mole you are in for a treat! This Mexican feast serves 8. You will need special dried chillies which you can buy at spice shops and Latin American markets.


Serves: 8 

  • 4 dried mulato chillies
  • 4 dried ancho chillies
  • 4 dried guajillo chillies
  • 4 dried pasilla chillies
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/8 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tin peeled tomatoes
  • 120g dark chocolate
  • 1 whole chicken

Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
  2. Remove the stems and seeds from the dried chillies. Melt the butter in a frypan over medium heat and fry the chillies until fragrant, but don't burn them. Place the chillies in a large bowl.
  3. Add the onion and garlic to the frypan and brown slightly, about 3 minutes. Place in bowl with the chillies.
  4. Slice the tortillas and brown slightly in the frypan, adding more butter if necessary. Remove and place in same bowl. Add banana and cook 5 minutes then add to the bowl.
  5. Saute the peanuts and almonds about 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the sesame seeds and saute 15 more seconds. Place in the bowl.
  6. Saute the tomatoes for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips. Pour into the bowl with the chilli mixture and stir well.
  7. Blend the ingredients in small batches, adding water as necessary to achieve a smooth sauce.
  8. Place the chicken in a large casserole dish and pour the sauce over. Cover and bake until the meat is falling off the bone, 2-3 hours.

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