This Dona Maria Chicken Mole is made with chicken, Dona Maria mole, chicken broth, butter, chicken bouillon, pomegranate and sesame seeds.
I have been eating Mole since as long as I can remember. This is a quick chicken recipe with store bought mole from Dona Maria. This mole is absolutely delicious and you will absolutely love it!
What is Mole?
Most mole sauces taste different. Some are smokier, others are sweeter and others are spicy. There is yellow mole and dark mole, which is what we are using. Ingredients include chiles, nuts, warm spices, raisins, cinnamon, cumin and tomatoes. As for the texture, this mole sauce is smooth.
How to make Dona Maria Chicken Mole
Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat the oil over medium-high in a large deep saucepan. When the oil shimmers, add the chicken thighs, skin-side down, and cook, undisturbed, until nicely browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip and brown the other side, 4 to 5 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
In the same skillet, add butter, ½ cup water, a chicken bouillon, and wait for the butter to melt. Bring the liquid to boil as you move the butter and bouillon cubed around until both melt. Scrape any brown bits on the bottom of the pan as the liquid boils.
Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan on medium-low heat, add the whole jar of Dona Maria Mole. Slowly stir in 3 cups of chicken broth and keep stirring for 10 minutes until the mole completely dissolves and the sauce is smooth. Add the chocolate tablet and keep stirring until it melts. You may add a tiny bit more chicken broth if it needs it to melt. Once the mole and chcolate is melted, pour the sauce onto the chicken thighs.
Garnish with sesame seeds and pomegranate seeds.