Most authentic Mole recipe we've tried so far - only thing lacking was a kick. That may have been because I could only find ancho peppers, though - had to use them in place of the other two varieties.
Chicken Mole Enchiladas
Make it Mexican tonight with this delicious recipe for chicken enchiladas dressed in a homemade mole.
Yield: 6 servings
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 395
- Calories from fat: 26%
- Fat: 11.5g
- Saturated fat: 3.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.7g
- Protein: 34.9g
- Carbohydrate: 39.9g
- Fiber: 5.4g
- Cholesterol: 78mg
- Iron: 3.5mg
- Sodium: 437mg
- Calcium: 231mg
- 2 dried ancho chiles (about 3/4 ounce)
- 3 dried mulato chiles (about 3/4 ounce)
- 2 dried pasilla chiles (about 1/2 ounce)
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
- 2 tablespoons unsalted pumpkinseed kernels
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Vegetable cooking spray
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 (6-inch) corn tortilla, torn into pieces
- 3/4 cup low-salt chicken broth
- 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can no-salt-added whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
- 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (about 1 1/2 pounds skinned, boned chicken breasts)
- 6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Sliced onions, shredded lettuce, and sliced radishes (optional)
- Remove stems and seeds from chiles. Combine chiles and water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain and set aside.
- Combine almonds and pumpkinseed kernels in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking skillet frequently. Remove from skillet, and set aside. Add sesame seeds to skillet, and place over medium heat; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking skillet frequently. Remove from skillet, and set aside.
- Coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add cinnamon, cumin, and cloves, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Set aside.
- Place almonds, pumpkinseed kernels, and sesame seeds in a food processor, and process until finely ground. Add tortilla pieces, and process until finely ground. Add chiles, onion mixture, chicken broth, and tomatoes, and process until smooth.
- Pour mixture into a medium nonstick skillet. Add salt and chocolate, and cook over low heat 5 minutes or until chocolate melts, stirring frequently. Set mole aside.
- Wrap 12 corn tortillas first in damp paper towels and then in aluminum foil; bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until softened. Spread 1 tablespoon mole over each tortilla; top each with 1/4 cup shredded chicken, and roll up. Place filled tortillas in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
- Arrange 2 enchiladas on each of 6 serving plates; spoon 1/4 cup mole over each serving, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese. Top with sliced onions, shredded lettuce, and sliced radishes, if desired.
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