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Catholic Recipe: Mole Poblano

    INGREDIENTS

  • 2 small chickens, 2-2 1/2 lbs.
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 small can mole powder (see note)
  • 1 can (6 ozs.) tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Mexico

Also Called: Chicken in spiced sauce

Mole is prepared by Mexican cooks from about 10 spicy ingredients and takes many hours to make. It can be purchased in the United States at the food departments in large department stores.

DIRECTIONS

Cut up and cook chickens in 4 cups water with salt, garlic, and onion for about 1/2 hour or until tender. Strain, bone, and cube. Save broth. Simmer 1 cup of chicken broth with tomato sauce, mole, and cooking oil for a few minutes. Add another 1 1/2 cups of broth and bring mixture to a boil. Add cubed chicken and let simmer for 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with frijoles, tortillas, and guacamole.

Recipe Source: Festive Recipes and Festival Menus by Sula Benet, Abelard-Schuman Limited, 1970
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