Happy New Year! Welcome 2017
Start the New Year with exploration of spices with a spectacular richness of chocolate. Try our Chocolate Mole Sauce with shredded chicken served with black beans and rice. It takes a couple of hours to make, but so worth it. The spice with the American Heritage Chocolate is an exciting burst of flavor you and your family will enjoy.
Chocolate Mole Sauce with Shredded Chicken
Preparation and cooking time: 3 hours
Larger Dutch oven or crock pot
Large frying pan or sauté pan
3 tablespoon canola or peanut oil
5lbs skinless boneless chicken thighs
2 yellow onions, chopped
½ cup sliced almonds
6 large garlic cloves, sliced
4 teaspoon cumin
4 teaspoon coriander seeds
4 ounces dried Pasilla chilies
1 ounce died Negro chilies
¼ cup raisins
1½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups orange juice
Remove stems and seeds from the dried chilies and cut them into 1” pieces and rinse.
In large frying or sauté pan over medium heat, sear chicken thighs in batches in the oil. Transfer chicken to the Dutch oven
Using the fry pan that you just seared to the chicken in, add onions, garlic and almonds stir and cook until the onions have soften and starting to turns pearly white and fragrant.
Add cumin, coriander, peppers, raisin, oregano and cinnamon, Sauté until fragrant.
Add chicken broth and orange juice; turn up the heat to high and bring to a gentle boil.
While the broth is heating to a boil, prepare the American Heritage Chocolate Drink Mix. In a small sauce pan over medium heat melt the finely grated chocolate drink mix, stir so it doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pan. Take 1-2 minutes.
Add chocolate sauce to broth and bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
Pour the mole sauce over the chicken in the Dutch oven and Cook on low for 2 hours, until the chicken is fork tender.
Place chicken in a large bowl and shred using two forks.
Spoon the shredded chicken back into mole sauce and simmer uncovered in Dutch oven, over a low heat for 30 minutes, to steam off some of the liquid and thicken the mole sauce
Serve with rice and black beans. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro
Delicious! What a celebration of spices and chocolate. Enjoy the dazzling and explosive taste sensation of our Chocolate Mole Sauce with Shredded Chicken.
Wishing You and Your Family a Very Happy New Year!
To order the American Heritage Chocolate Drink and other American Heritage products shop on-line at The Old North Church Gift Shop at: http://old-north-church-gift-shop.myshopify.com/