• Leigh

An Easier, Weeknight Chicken Mole


I had boneless, skinless chicken thighs on hand that I intended to put in the slow cooker, but things got in the way. Sometimes that happens. I decided I would cook the chicken thighs anyway and that I wanted something a little different than a run-of-the-mill pasta dish. So I opted for Chicken Mole--a revised, quicker version that doesn't require hours and dozens of ingredients to prepare. I also minimized the heat in the dish to please my husband, who isn't keen on spicy chilies in his food. The chicken thighs browned with onions in the skillet and then braised in a mildly spiced, cocoa-infused tomato sauce. A little peanut butter and a handful of raisins provided richness and more complexity to the sauce. You could stick with tradition and serve the Chicken Mole with rice. Nonetheless, I chose grits, which I think worked well to catch the rich mole sauce.

Easy Weeknight Chicken Mole