So the weather here is much warmer, went from 60’s to 80’s and I’m pretty sure I now have a sinus infection. Great way to cleanse your sinuses is with spicy food. So I made PALEO Chicken Mole.
What you’ll need
1 1/2 oz Mexican chocolate, which can be found in most Mexican grocery stores. It’s sweeter and has a kick of cinnamon.
Chicken- thigh meat or chicken breast to be healthier.
1/2 cup of diced tomatoes
1 cup of chicken bone broth
Spices- 2 tbs cumin, 2 TBS cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cloves, 1 tsp allspice,1 tbs sesame seeds, 1 tsp fresh garlic, 1 tbs ancho chile powder, 1tbs chipotle powder, a big handful New Mexican dried chiles, 2 tbs dried oregano, 1 tbs sesame oil, 2 tbs olive oil, and 2 tsp salt and pepper
So I cheat a little, I use cauliflower rice from TRADER JOES. It’s only $1.99 and AMAZING. But if you just want gluten free and not PALEO you can just make rice.
Add mixture into a a small spice blender I just use my ninja. It creates a nice paste. Add this mixture to a pan and heat up for 2 minutes until fragrant. Then slowly add the Mexican chocolate and turn off the heat.
In another pan cook the chicken in oil for 2-3 minutes. You don’t want to fully cook the chicken.
Remove the chicken and then thinly slice the onion ( save 1/4 of the chopped onions for garnish) and cook in the pan the chicken was in.
In the pot with the spices you turn the heat back on and add the tomatoes, bone broth(depending on how thick or thin you want your sauce add as little or as much broth as you’d like) , chicken, and onions. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer for 5-7 minutes.
On a plate or in a bowl put your rice or cauliflower rice down first, Mole on top and garnish with cilantro, onions, and fresh limes.