Delicious Chicken Mole

Delicious Chicken Mole

If you're in the mood for something exotic, turn to Delicious Chicken Mole. This easy chicken mole recipe will impress all your guests with distinct flavors and spices. Enjoy this Central American dish to spice things up tonight!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon aniseed
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons Xagave
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 to 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • optional ingredient:
  • 1 chopped jalapeno, seeded and deveined

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet sauté onion in oil over moderately high heat, stirring, until it is golden brown. In a mortar with a pestle crush coriander seeds and aniseed, stir them into the onion mixture with the chili powder, cinnamon, cloves and Xagave and cook over moderate heat, stirring, for 1 minute.
     
  2. Stir in cocoa powder, peanut butter, 2 cups of broth, tomatoes, raisins, garlic, and salt to taste.
     
  3. Simmer sauce, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. While sauce is cooking season chicken with salt and pepper, brush with olive oil and broil them for 10 minutes, or until golden.
     
  4. Flip the breasts and broil them for 10 minutes more. In a blender or food processor purée the sauce in batches, adding remaining broth, as necessary, to the desired consistency.
     
  5. Transfer sauce to the skillet, add the chicken, and simmer uncovered, for 30 minutes.
     
  6. Serve the chicken with the mole sauce over the rice, sprinkled with the sesame seeds.

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The plating of this dish is beautiful and appetizing but coming from a Hispanic family the recipe is no doubt different than what I'm used to eating and making. Although, it's interesting to me to see the way foods from other cultures are interpreted from other peoples perspective. Quick question...I've heard of agave before but what is Xagave?

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