Cover chile with warm water. Let stand until softened, about 1 hour. Drain and finely chop.
Heat shortening in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until hot. Cook and stir ground red chiles in shortening until brown (add about 1/4 teaspoon water to prevent scorching if necessary); cool. Stir in 2 cups of chicken broth.
Stir in remaining ingredients except the remaining 1 cup of broth and chicken. Heat to boiling; reduce the heat and cover. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally; cool. Place a small amount of the sauce into a blender container. Cover and blend on high speed until smooth. Repeat with the remaining sauce.
Heat 1 cup of the sauce and the remaining chicken broth in a 12-inch skillet; reduce the heat. Place the chicken, skin sides up, in a single layer in the skillet. Cover and simmer until done, about 1 hour. Remove chicken to serving dish and keep warm. Measure the cooking liquid.
In skillet combine 1 cup of the cooking liquid with the remaining sauce and heat to boiling, stirring constantly, and pour over the chicken.
What is mole? How is it best used. I bought readymade, not sure how to use it. Thanks.
Jun 28, 2007
1st time eater
I bought a Chichen Mole sauce at a store. Was never able to find the web site or recipe for it. Heated the sauce with broth like the jar suggested, (not helpfull) Cooked 5 chicken breasts-1 1/2 hours, 350F with 1 cup sauce mix + 2 cups of CX broth, salt/pepper, pinch of garlic powder mixed together..
Voila... It might not be authentic.... but over white rice and a green salad was wonderful
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Feb 26, 2006
This recipe makes a great mole! The most difficult thing about it is measuring out all the spices, otherwise, it's easy. I used my Cuisinart mini-prep to puree the sauce-worked great. I also used boneless chicken breast, shredded the chicken after it was cooked, and served over rice. Add a green salad and it's a wonderful meal. Would definitely make this again.