This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. La Costeņa Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce are gluten-free.
"Conversation is food for the soul."
There are a lot of mole (pronounced MOE lay) recipes in Mexican cooking. This one with chocolate is the classic, and for many it's an acquired taste. The chocolate adds a savory flavor that's just a little bitter when you are used to the sweetness of chocolate.
This is, however, a very easy healthy recipe to make. It takes some time to cook the sauce, but the total hands on cooking time is only about 30 minutes. Served over Dirty Rice with a dollop of fat-free sour cream and you've got authentic Mexican food in your own kitchen.
Servings: 6 | Serving size: about 2 cups
Cooking Time: 180 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.
This healthy recipe is better the second and third day. Reheat gently.
Serve with Jasmine Rice or Dirty Rice or Jasmine Rice - Low Sodium Version or Brown and Wild Rice or Brown Rice
Serve with Parmesan Squash. or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus or Herbed Zucchini or Green Beans with Red Onion or Yellow Squash and Onions or Zucchini Salad
|1 tsp||olive oil|
|5 cloves||garlic (minced)|
|1 medium||red onion (diced)|
|1 15 ounce can||whole peeled tomatoes|
|2 1/2 cups||low sodium chicken or vegetable broth|
|2||chipotle pepper in adobo sauce|
|4 tsp||dried oregano leaves|
|1/2 tsp||ground allspice|
|1/2 tsp||ground cinnamon|
|1/2 tsp||ground cumin|
|1 tsp||chili powder|
|2 Tbsp||Dutch process cocoa|
|1 1/2 cups||water|
|2 ounces||unsweetened baker's chocolate|
|1 1/2 lbs||boneless skinless chicken breast|
Place the olive oil in a medium stock pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook for about 7 - 10 minutes until softened.
Add the tomatoes, chicken stock, chipotle peppers, oregano, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, cumin, chili powder, salt, raisins, cocoa and water. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
Add the baker's chocolate and cook over low heat for another 10 minutes until the chocolate is melted.
After the sauce has cooked to the point where the onions and tomatoes are very soft remove from the heat and let cool for about 15 minutes. Using a stick blender (or conventional blender in batches) puree until smooth.
Cut the chicken breast into 1/2 to 1 inch cubes and add to the mole sauce. Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Serve over dirty rice.
Serving size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 272||Calories from Fat 75|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 9g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||20%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 22g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||23%|
|Vitamin A 37%||Vitamin C 18%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 29%|
|Vitamin K 7 mcg||Potassium 953 mg|
|Magnesium 100 mg|