I loved every morsel of it and thank you for educating me that chicken and chocolate go so well! Let’s get started! Then there was a ‘cake’ built up of slices of raw apples and pears and a almond sabayon, served with a little shot of raspberry sorbet (which was a funny thing to serve alongside, but I liked them both). Chocolate. It sounds amazing! Love the color on the sauce!! We had about 7 to 9 courses, including the two that I showed here on the blog. 1. Where do you get anchos from in France? looking for ancho chilis in Paris. Smear chicken pieces generously with mole and bake in a moderate oven, turning once or twice during baking, for about 30 minutes. Let this … Glad we could help you with a little edible inspo – thanks for stopping by! Definitely, you’d never think it but it’s a match made in heaven! (My dinner that night was leftover pork shoulder with chocolate-mole…). I was a little intimidated, but thought I would give it a go. I have a feeling that this will be labor intensive — I do regale a challenge. Hmmm. https://www.food.com/recipe/mole-sauce-chocolate-based-403219 It sure can! Once cooked, return all the chicken to the frying pan you used to cook the chilli and add the orange juice and half the stock. However, if you can get your hands on traditional chillies, we definitely encourage your own chilli mole experiments! Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. This dark-brown colored dish uses chocolate and chilies. Oh us too Marisa! I think that’s what we love most about cooking – trying new ingredient and flavour combinations and seeing what works. Or a combination of both? Other than those, there are a few key ingredients you’ll need to create your very own rich and decadent Mexican Chicken Mole sauce: Savoury + chocolate don’t go hand-in-hand as often as they should! We first discovered this for recipe Mexican Chicken Mole when a friend cooked it for us on New Year’s Eve. When we sat down to plan this recipe, however, we never realised traditional mole sauces get a bit of a bad rap for seeming to involve lots of ingredients and a lot of time. 1. Meanwhile, back in the large saucepan/casserole dish, add your chopped onion, garlic and gently fry until translucent in the chilli oil. One day we’ll be on the same side of the world and can catch up for a cook fest. It’s deliciously tender AND easy enough to prepare for a mid-week dinner. Learn how your comment data is processed. My grandma made this EASY mole recipe each time there was a birthday or celebration. I’m glad you can also love the combination of chocolate and chicken too – game changer! Stoked . ). The flavors are absolutely wonderful. Thanks for stopping by! I should work on that. Now for the chicken! When softened, puree the chiles in a blender. (Watch out for spitting oil! It’s unusual to write this but I know that the pairing is a perfect one. I live right around the corner from Astrance and have been wanting to go for some special celebration at some point over the next year. I would have liked to have had some chocolate for dessert, even a little bite. Otherwise, craftspersons,small high-standard farmers and artisans will continue to be underpaid,and in danger of extinction, and we ordinary folk will continue to fill our homes with junky tv toys and nasty foodstuff. This means that it can be grated and melted down quite easily. I’m very frugal too. Just my sort of frugality. Hi Gail: Never tried adding chocolate to chicken recipe. Hehe . Hi Katiek: You can find plenty of information about making your own chocolate from beans at Chocolate Alchemy. Holiday Gift Guide: Bringing France to You and Others, Coping with Confinement: My Lockdown Strategies. Oh, YUM! So much fun to experiment (and then eat the results! The recipe below may seem to have a long ingredients list, but look closer and you’ll realise that a good chunk of them are dried spices. The recipe calls for 3 oz. We are conditioned to expect artifically cheap food and other products, too. 3. Remove the seeds and stems from the chiles and soak them in very hot water until soft, about 30 minutes or so. The hardest part is chopping the onion – the rest is left to the blender and saucepan! The Mexican sauce called mole (pronounced moh-lay), actually refers to a number of different sauces. Yum! We began with spoonfuls of a citrus mousse and little toasts with orange-scented butter. I can imagine the balance of flavors from the dark chocolate and the chilies. The recipe will definitely be bookmarked to try in the future.