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Chicken MolÚ Recipe Review

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Here's my latest entry for my maintenance team's What's Cookin', Good Lookin'? recipe challenge:

Until a few years ago, my idea of Mexican food was tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and nachos. Then I went to out to a nice Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn with my husband and was introduced to the wide world of molÚs. If you're not familiar with these, they're mildly spicy stews that can be made with chicken, shrimp or sometimes beef that have a rich, complex and distinctive flavor due to the combination of spices, especially the chocolate and cinnamon.

I used this recipe from Epicurious and only made a few modifications:

I only used two tablespoons of oil and used canola instead of peanut. Since I didn't have access to the chocolate suggested in the recipe, I used a 72% dark chocolate sprinkled with about a teaspoon of cinnamon. I also used 12 bone-in skinless chicken thighs and kept them intact instead of shredding them at the end. The result was a phenomenally rich and tasty stew that I served over rice instead of in the suggested tortillas. My husband, who loves molÚs, raved about it and said it was my best effort yet. It also only got better with time as we ate the leftovers over a few days.

With my modifications, the nutritional breakdown for two pieces of chicken and about 1/2 cup of sauce was:

326 calories
18 grams carbs
3 grams fiber
15 grams fat
31 grams protein

Served with 1/2 cup of rice and 1 cup of steamed green beans, the total calorie count was only 465 for a rich, tasty and filling meal. I definitely give this one two thumbs up!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KALEWINE 5/22/2013 12:58PM

    Sounds tasty! I might have to try it.

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BKNOCK 5/9/2013 10:04AM


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STRONG_SARAH 5/8/2013 10:09AM

    This looks good Tina. What kind of chiles did you use and where did you get them? I suffer from lack of chiles in Bologna. Thanks

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DAWNSJOURNEY 5/7/2013 8:23PM

    I will have to try this.. We love trying new things and we definitely like Mexican.
thanks so much for sharing.

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BOOKWORM27S 5/7/2013 7:45AM

    Wow, that sounds yummy! I've never liked Mexican food, (even though I'm a native Texan) but my husband would love this recipe.

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TEDYBEAR2838 5/6/2013 7:52PM

    Sounds delicious!

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UNSWEETMAMA 5/6/2013 2:18PM

    Sounds yummy!

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SALLYKWITT 5/5/2013 8:38PM

    Sounds great!

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DESERTJULZ 5/5/2013 5:05PM

    It truly is fun trying different recipes. This what's cookin' challenge makes it even more enjoyable!

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MERRY_XMAS 5/5/2013 11:45AM


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YOJULEZ 5/5/2013 11:38AM

    Looks great! There really is a huge world of Mexican food out there that is way beyond tacos and burritos. So much of their food is delicious and flavorful, and pretty healthy too.

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MYRTROSE 5/5/2013 10:35AM

    This looks great! Can't wait to try this recipe.
I was introduced to mole by my friends mom. She always had a pot on the stove. I tried to get a recipe, but was only told it's too long and complex and takes days to make. I've tried the packaged mole mix at the stores but they didn't even resemble the homemade version.
Any trepidation at the thought of chocolate needs to be ignored! You won't regret it! It is absolutely delicious and amazing!

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__AMY__ 5/5/2013 10:21AM

  I love mexican food. Thanks for the link.

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