Mole is a Mexican delicacy. It’s a complex sauce to prepare, combining different kinds of chile peppers, spices, fruit and walnuts. You can find it in different colors, such as black, red or green, from different regions such as Puebla, Oaxaca, Estado de México, and more.
No matter the color or flavor you choose, one thing’s for sure: mole is one of those finger-licking recipes. The more traditional way to serve it is with turkey or chicken, paired with rice, tortillas and beans.
The version I bring to you today is a chicken mole dish with cazuelitas de masa (dumplings). These dumplings are cooked directly in the mole sauce. They’ll melt in your mouth; a flavor experience for your palate!
If you can’t find mole paste, which is available in most Mexican markets, you can use jarred mole sauce (which wouldn’t need to be mixed with the chicken broth).
For even more culinary adventure, prepare your own mole sauce at home!