Saturday, August 13, 2011

Recipe for Chicken Mole

Chickens happen to be employed for food for hundreds of years, but it really wasn't until World War II so it became a staple of the American diet. Look in old cookbooks, and there are several recipes for chicken, but a majority of turn out for fried chicken or broiling. Three things contributed towards the chicken passing beef and veal as America's favorite meat: a beef and pork shortage in Wwii, the supply of chicken pieces (as opposed to whole chickens), and the Mad Cow epidemic from the mid-1990s.

Regardless of the reasons, chicken is currently the favourite meat for the majority of. Which suggests we eat chicken nearly every day. In truth, the common American eats over 60 pounds of chicken annually! Many of us wind up looking chicken recipes to relieve the boredom of chicken every day. Fortunately, there isn't a shortage of recipes for chicken. The key is finding recipes which are quick, easy, healthy... and various.

Here is a recipe for Chicken Mole that will fit the balance. Mole (pronounced Moh-lay) may be the reputation for many Mexican sauces have a tendency to include nuts, chilis, and chocolate. This recipe is delicious and healthy - and easy, too.

Chicken Mole
Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
Yield: 6 servings


1 chicken fryer, dig pieces, skin and fat removed
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup chili powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cocoa
1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup water
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1 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter
5 cups water


1. Place chicken inside a large pot with all the 1/4 cup of water. Cover and simmer until tender, about 45 minutes.

2. In the medium bowl, mix chili powder, oregano, cocoa, flour (1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons), pepper, and garlic powder as well as 1 cup of water.

3. Add mixture from 2 to chicken in pot, mix well.

4. Add peanut butter and 5 cups of water to chicken in pot; mix well.

5. Provide a boil.

6. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for 10-15 minutes.

7. Stir and serve immediately.

This exciting chicken recipe can be a crowd-pleaser, without a doubt! With 210 calories per serving - and costing just $1.10 per serving - it's rather a guiltless pleasure!


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