Authentic Chicken Mole

    3 hours 40 minutes

    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.

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    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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    Strange to rate my own recipe, but I just wanted to add that many different things can be added to make this recipe your own. Chipotles, mexican oregano, cumin, pumpkin seeds and raisins are all great additions and generally every cook has their own version, my recipe is just a starting point to create your own masterpiece!  -  14 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Ty, your mole with four chiles is great! Not too many girls like to cook wholesome-more-than-three-ingredients recipes like this one. I am all about cooking authentic Mexican food from scratch, and I am also proud of making my own corn and flour tortillas!  -  11 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a great recipe, a little sweet and spicy at the same time! The only change I made was I added two extra tortillas, also I used the chicken broth left after boiling my chicken thighs & legs, instead of water. I will be making this again. I served it with rice and onions marinated in lime and cilantro.  -  30 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)