How to Make Low-Fat Chicken Mole

The great thing about lo-fat Chicken Mole is that a mole does not require that much fat in the first place. So you're not sacrificing any flavor. This Chicken Mole recipe is great for any occasion. It can be spiced up for heat. It can be dialed back for a mellow dinner. It pairs well with citrus wines, white or red. And it tastes so good your guests and family will be impressed.

Instructions

Chicken

Step 1

Boil the chicken in large pot with garlic, salt, pepper and bay leaves for about 1 hour or until chicken is cooked through.

Step 2

Remove chicken from water; let cool.

Step 3

. Shred chicken and set aside.

Mole Sauce

Step 1

Sweat onions, garlic and pepper (optional) in olive oil in large saute pan over medium heat until tender.

Step 2

Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Pour sauce into blender or blend with hand blender until smooth.

Step 4

Return sauce to medium heat and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Salt to taste.

Step 5

Add shredded chicken. Serve over rice, garnished with cilantro and slivered almonds.

Tips and Warnings

Peanuts are the traditional nut in chicken mole; often in peanut butter form. Almonds, however, have less saturated fat and slightly less fat. Make sure your chicken is cooked all the way through.

Things You'll Need

CHICKEN, 1 small chicken, 1 tbsp. salt, 3 garlic cloves, crushed, 2 tsp. pepper, 2 bay leaves, , MOLE, 1 tbsp. olive oil, 1 small onion, diced, 3 garlic cloves, minced, 1 8-oz can diced tomatoes, 1/4 cup slivered almonds, plus almonds for garnish, 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. ground cloves, 1 tsp. chili powder, 2 tsp. ground cumin, 1 tsp dried oregano, 2 Serrano peppers or hot pepper of choice (optional), 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, Cilantro for garnish
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