Mole! Mole! Mole! Moooole!
(Think of the Austin Powers 3 movie. Got it? Good.)
Chicken Mole. I have been "eyeing" this recipe in the South Beach Diet Supercharged Cookbook for a minute.
Okay, seriously "eyeing" for about two weeks.
Finally did it.
Now, I have never tasted chicken mole, a popular mexican dish, at all.
But, it is something I have heard of and seen jarred in grocery stores.
On one side, it seems the dish could be made unhealthily.
And, I am not sure I'd want to order it out at a restaurant, since I didn't know how it might even taste.
So, what'd I do?
I made it myself, by golly.
First oddity: It has cocoa or chocolate in it.
Second oddity: It has peanut butter in it.
Third oddity: it has Da-gone chili powder AND garlic in it, too
I just had to do it.
The meal was middle of the road/just okay for me.
Hubby said it was "better than just okay." (His code for pretty good).
Would I make it again.
Maybe. Probably. Yes, if asked.
I wouldn't be averse to making it again. That's for sure.
I do think it would benefit from the good ol' crock pot. Stewing and melding all those flavors together.
I served this with re-fried beans and corn, then topped this chicken with a little sour cream.
Darn, I love Mexican food.
Here's the recipe:
- 2 1/2 lbs of chicken breast tenderloins 1 large onion chopped 1 large bell pepper chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 T chili powder 1/2 t ground cinnamon 1/2 t ground cloves 1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes 2 T peanut butter 2 T unsweetened cocoa powder 2 scallions, chopped
DirectionsSprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat skillet with olive oil until browned on both sides. Remove chicken to a large plate.
Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic to skillet and cook for 3 minutes or until onion is translucent. Stir in the chili powder, cinnamon, and cloves and cook for 1 minute. Return chicken to the skillet. Add the tomatoes (with juice), peanut butter, and cocoa powder and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer, stirring every few minutes, for 25 minutes. Turn the chicken once or until the chicken is no longer pink. Garnish with scallions.
makes 4 servings.
Here's a couple other dinners this week:
|BBQ Salmon w/ Sweet Potato Fries & Broccoli|
|Ham & Beans (primarily Pinto) w/ Cornbread|