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Quick Chicken Mole

By Paula Deen
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can drained diced tomatoes
  • 1 chopped bell pepper
  • 2 roughly chopped chipotle peppers
  • 1 (10 oz) can chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 oz chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 (5 lb) cut into 8 pieces chicken
  • toasted for garnish pumpkin seeds
  • cooked for serving white rice

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 °F.

Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent. Add garlic and spices and continue to saute to toast and develop flavor. Add diced tomatoes, peppers, chipotles, broth, peanut butter, and chocolate. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and puree until smooth.

Sear the chicken in a heavy bottomed hot saute pan over medium-high heat until browned on both sides. Add to casserole dish, cover with sauce and braise the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Garnish with pepitas and serve with white rice.