Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Chicken Mole

Thank you Gojee for this delicious dish! Once upon a time there was a Sunday - a busy Sunday. Full of worthless busy errands, spending dollars on silly things like gasoline, a car wash, a cute new work outfit with accessories just because, and new candles. All of this followed by a long, hot yoga class and HBO programming galore. Knowing this all would happen early in the day, I decided while I wanted to make dinner, I needed something easy and effortless. Gojee gave me this crock pot recipe and it was the perfect meal for this "busy" Sunday. There's just something about entering your home to the incredible aroma of food waiting for you. It's like a puppy who is so excited to see you when you get home, but easier to clean up after and not as committal. Yes, just like that...

Grocery List:
  • 3 full chicken breasts (we are going for the full things this time, not the halves or cutlets)
  • 1 onion, chopped well
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 oz. can green chilies
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 oz. unsweetened dark chocolate
Set your crock pot to high heat and place your whole chicken breasts at the bottom. Top with the onion, garlic and green chilies...

Followed by the crushed tomatoes, cumin, chili powder and salt.

Stir it all up to nicely coat the chicken and now you can leave for 6-8 hours as it cooks!

When you return, you will have those aromas aforementioned above. You will salivate. Take a peak!

We continue with the rest of the food preparation process by taking two forks and shredding the chicken breasts. After the nice long stint in a foodie hot tub, the chicken will break apart rather easily. It's okay now to sneak a little taste. That way you can taste the depth and flavor the next two ingredients bring!

Now, take 1 square of your unsweetened, dark chocolate bar.

and chop it up good.

Add the chocolate and the balsamic vinegar to the crock pot and stir it into the chicken and mole sauce until....

It looks like this!

I served over a bed of organic brown rice and broiled sweet potato cubes, as suggested by the recipe author. I like her taste, it was a good pairing. We had plenty left over and turned it into tortilla wraps and sandwiches for leftover lunches!


  1. This looks good! Definitely going to try it! I love easy slower cooker recipes. I have a pulled pork recipe that calls for cocoa which I thought was weird, but I guess its normal to add a little chocolate to things!

  2. Yes, I've noticed the use of chocolate more and more in recipes. For this one in particular, I tasted the before and after (I'll admit, I was skeptical) but it really did enhance by giving more "depth" to the flavor. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

    If you tend to gravitate toward sweeter, you may want to try this Barbacoa Pork recipe!


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