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Mole Poblano

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Mole Poblano
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 slice (4 inches long) French baguette, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 whole cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 jar (8.25 oz) mole sauce
  • 3 cans (14 oz each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 lb small red potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup romeritos, cleaned, if desired
  • 1 jar (14.7 oz) nopales, drained, rinsed
  • 1 deli rotisserie chicken (2 to 2 1/2 lb), shredded (about 3 cups)
  • Salt to taste, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seed

Directions

  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Add baguette halves; cook until golden brown on one side. Turn; cook until golden brown on other side. Stir in garlic. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until garlic is light golden brown. Set bread halves aside.
  • 2
    In same Dutch oven, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over very low heat.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, to make mole mixture in 2 batches, in blender, place 1 baguette half, 1 garlic clove, half each of the mole sauce, chicken broth and tomatoes. Cover; blend on high speed about 45 seconds or until smooth. Add mixture to Dutch oven. Repeat with the remaining baguette half, garlic clove, mole sauce, chicken broth and tomatoes.
  • 4
    Stir in potatoes, romeritos and nopales. Heat to boiling. Stir in chicken. Reduce heat to low; simmer 30 to 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with salt. To serve, sprinkle with sesame seed.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Serve with Mexican-style rice, refried beans and warmed corn tortillas.
  • tip 2
    Instead of chicken you can use shrimp. Simmer mole mixture 20 minutes; stir in 1 1/2 to 2 pounds uncooked, peeled, deveined shrimp. Cook about 10 minutes longer, or until shrimp are pink.

Nutrition Information

300 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 15g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
1130mg
47%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
5g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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