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Mike’s Mole de Pollo




Ingredients:

  • 2 medium tomatillos*
  • 4 oz. Mexican Mole
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. raisins
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast, thickly sliced

Yields: 4 servings
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Savory Spice Shop Ingredients
Mexican Mole 4 oz bag $6.00
Chicken Bouillon Cubes $4.75

Notes:

*You can use 2 or 3 tomatillos depending on the size you find. If they are on the small side use 3, if larger use 2.

Directions:

If making your own broth, do that first and set it aside to cool. Roast tomatillos under a broiler until blistered and slightly blackened, about 5 min. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, mix mole seasoning with 1/4 cup warm water and 1/4 cup chicken stock into a smooth paste. In a food processor or blender, pulse mole paste, raisins and tomatillos until thoroughly blended. Set aside. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken slices and brown on both sides but do not cook through. Remove chicken from skillet and cut into bite size pieces, then add back to the skillet. Add remaining broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in mole paste mixture and simmer, covered, for 12 min., stirring occasionally. Remove cover and simmer for 15 more min. until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve over rice with warm tortillas, torn cilantro, lime slices and sour cream. For another layer of flavor, and to slightly sweeten and bring down the heat of the dish, add 2 Tbsp. peanut butter to the blended mole mixture before you add it to the skillet with the chicken. You can use this recipe as a base and add onions, garlic or vegetables, or substitute the chicken for any protein of your choice.

Yields:

4 servings

Thanks to:

Mike Johnston, Savory Spice Shop founder
This recipe has been tested for accuracy by the Savory Spice Shop Test Kitchen.
4 reviews

  • Review by: Dandylines
    7/24/14

    This recipe has become a favorite. We will be try it soon with peanut butter, but even without it, it is delicious. My husband usually chooses this for dinner if I give him a choice. I usually do not have tomatillos available, so I substitute canned tomatoes. It is still delicious that way. Very easy to make. I will be sending packets of the spice as "care packages" to several friends.


    Test Kitchen Response:

    Thanks for the mole love Margo!

  • Review by: PBrave
    1/9/14

    I love this mole recipe!! Growing up with a Hispanic mother I grew up eating mole it has always been my favorite Mexican food dish, I couldn't believe when I tried this recipe how good and authentic it tasted, just the right amount of chocolate to balance the savory and the right amount of chile heat. I add a couple of Tbsp of creamy peanut butter to mine which just added a nice layer to the flavors and my mom always added it to hers. I highly recommend trying Savory Spice Shops Mole along with the recipe you will not be disappointed .


    Test Kitchen Response:

    We love the peanut butter addition! We updated the recipe to add this as a flavoring suggestion.

  • Review by: joe.vohland
    1/9/14

    Okay, so I didn't know what Mole was. When I was told that it was some sort of chocolate sauce for chicken, I thought, "That sounds awful." Now I have to admit that I was afraid of what I was unfamiliar with and I might have to start experimenting with more foods I've been scared of! So regarding the actual recipe....The flavor is outstanding, the chocolate flavor is more dark than milk, but is subtle and warm, there is some heat, but its the kind of heat that makes your belly fell all cozy and happy. Finally, there is a depth to the flavor that I am not competent enough to explain. Aside from calling it "interesting" and "complicated", I can't explain it. For a relatively simple dish, this was an outstanding culinary experience.


  • Review by: DB
    1/3/14

    This was not good. It was missing something, but not sure what. Needed more sweetness , creaminess or flavor. Maybe some peanut butter would have helped it. Mike needs to work on his mole recipe! I love your spices but this recipe did not work.


    Test Kitchen Response:

    Thanks for your honest feedback on this recipe. We've had the mole seasoning and this recipe in our shop for a long time and we've had a lot of good customer feedback on the dish. So we're sorry it didn't work out to your liking. Based on this review, we took another look at the recipe in our test kitchen and we made a couple of tweaks. We removed the step to toast the mole paste as it's easy to burn mole if it gets over toasted and burnt chocolate can lend an off flavor to the dish. And we've had other customers say they've made the dish successfully with peanut butter, so we tested this option and added it as a suggestion. Thanks for taking the time to review the recipe.

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