Monday, September 15, 2008

Paleo gourmet........Chicken Mole!

Well, all the credit for this one goes to my girlfriend.
She made Chicken Mole last night.
And to say it was delicious, is an understatement.
It takes a little effort but when you sit down to eat, you will be rewarded with a taste that leaves you speechless.
You can order this in restaurants, but nothing and I mean nothing tastes like the homemade version, made with all REAL ingredients.

Toasted sesame seeds, ancho chili peppers/powder, bittersweet chocolate, cashew or peanut butter, cumin, cinnamon, coffee (very strong) and garlic and onion puree.

Saute the onion and garlic puree, then add all the other ingredients. Bring to a simmer for about 10 minutes until sauce gets thick.
Paint chicken breasts with the sauce cover with foil and cook for 15-20 minutes at 350. When done put more sauce on top.( I put some asparagus in the roasting pan for the last 5 minutes and removed the foil).
Nice glass of red wine is excellent with this.

Make it a great week.


sarena said...

OK so that does sound awesome and I will need to try it. But I still think a key element is the ancho chili peppers/powder, which I would need to drop as I cant have nightshades!! DAMN!

Marc said...

The chili powder provides some heat that's all. Are peppercorns nightshades also? If not, you could add some fresh ground pepper.
It's the coffee and chocolate that give it the flavor.

danielle benford said...

Mmm this looks excellent! I LOVE when people use what would appear to be opposing flavors. Really creates a sophisticated, unique taste.

Marc said...


Thank you and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.
I stayed with the coffee theme for last nights dinner. Check out the new post.
Have a great day!

Marc said...


Forgot to take a pic. But basically made a rub of coffee and cumin and rolled a piece of filet in it.
Then in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Last 3 minutes under the broiler. Very tasty.


Jeff said...

Genius. Making this tonight.