Chicken smothered with this sumptuous mole sauce, Chicken En Mole is a taste sensation. Complete with dark flavors and smokey, earthy aromas this savory tomato based mole sauce baked with chicken is unbelievable.
Homemade Mole Sauce
This Chicken en Mole starts with my rich delicious homemade Mole Sauce. Then generously cover skinless chicken thighs with the sauce and bake. It is a very easy and simple recipe once you have already made your mole sauce.
I have never tried mole from a restaurant or store. I can only imagine that after trying homemade mole you will never want to buy canned mole sauce again. After I started making this homemade version there was no going back. This sauce is the real deal.
You can easily use chicken legs or even a whole chicken cut into pieces, instead of chicken thighs. Just make sure to remove the skin first. You could also substitute pork if you prefer. It is very delicious with pork carnitas or ribblets baked with the same savory sauce.
Warm and Smokey Flavors
This chicken en mole is warm and smokey but not too spicy. It smells so heavenly while you are cooking it you will probably make all your neighbors jealous. When done cooking the chicken should easily pull apart with a fork.
Serve with your favorite rice or quinoa. Drizzle some of the extra mole sauce from the bottom of the baking dish on your rice or quinoa to make it even more delicious. Add a green salad or some steamed veggies for a complete meal.
Chicken En Mole
To make this simple but delicious Chicken En Mole just preheat your oven to 350º.
Salt and pepper the chicken thighs and place in a baking dish. Cover with the mole sauce.
Bake uncovered for 50-60 minutes. The sauce will become even more flavorful as you bake it.
Serve with your favorite rice or quinoa.
Chicken en Mole
- 8 Chicken thighs skinned
- 2 Cups Mole sauce
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Salt and pepper the chicken thighs and place in a baking dish. Cover with the mole sauce.
- Bake uncovered for 50-60 minutes. The sauce will become even more flavorful as you bake it.
- Serve with your favorite rice or quinoa.
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