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Chicken Molé

Chicken MoléLegend says that Molé was created by the nuns of a Mexican convent for a visit by the Spanish Viceroy. Combining New World ingredients such as peanuts and cocoa with European technique, they created the rich and tasty Molé Poblano, named for the city of Puebla.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 pounds chicken parts
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 (24-ounce) jar ORTEGA Thick and Chunky Tomato Salsa
1 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 to 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
8 cups cooked long-grain white rice (optional)
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook, turning frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove from skillet. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is tender.
  2. Stir in salsa, broth, chili powder, peanut butter and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Place chicken in sauce; cook, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink near bone.
  3. Combine rice and parsley in a medium bowl; serve with Chicken Molé.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 812 Calories from Fat: 379 Total Fat: 42.1 g Saturated Fat: 11.2 g Cholesterol: 170 mg Sodium: 989 mg Carbohydrates: 55.6 g Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g Sugars: 2.8 g Protein: 49.1 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.