Mole poblano, or simply mole, is as traditionally Mexican as it gets. In fact, it’s the national dish of Mexico. The spicy chilies in the recipe balance out the bittersweet chocolate and impart a rich, but not overpowering flavor to the dish. Chicken thighs are perfect for slow cooking, as the low temperature and long cooking time produce succulent and tender meat. Chicken mole can be made into tacos, served over rice, eaten as a salad, or just enjoyed as is. This dish is so flavorful you don’t need much else!
Note: If you would like to schedule this meal but do not want to wait for the broiler to cool before refrigerating, sauté the ancho chili powder, minced chipotle chile, vegetable oil, onion, cinnamon, cloves, and garlic in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until softened, about 8 minutes, instead of broiling.
- 2 tbsp ancho chili powder
- 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, minced
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 onion, diced
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp ground cloves
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 piece sandwich bread, torn into pieces
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup almond butter
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds, plus extra for garnish
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Optional Service suggestions
- 1 ½ cups rice
- Flour tortillas
- Chopped romaine
Combine ancho chili powder, minced chipotle chile, vegetable oil, onion, cinnamon, cloves, and garlic in a Suvie pan. Broil for 10 minutes. Do not fill reservoir before broiling.
Immediately after the broil add the chocolate and stir until melted. Add the bread, raisins, almond butter, sesame seeds, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, and sugar, stirring to combine.
Pour the contents of the pan into a blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide chicken between two Suvie pans and pour sauce over the chicken.
Load pans into upper zones of Suvie. Fill reservoir, enter cook settings, and Cook Now or Schedule.
My Cook > Slow Cook & Starch
High, 2 hours
Starch: 0 minutes
After the cook, shred the chicken, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve mole with tortillas, over rice, or chopped romaine. Garnish with sesame seeds.
Nutritional Information per serving (8 servings per recipe): Calories 310, Total Fat 16.6g, Total Carbohydrates 14g, Total Sodium 170.6mg, Total Protein 26.5g