Chicken strips with onions, red bell peppers, cumin, salt and pepper.
The food of the gods!
This is my favorite food ever, perhaps because my grandmother made it for me, it's just sooooo good!
I am unable to describe the taste, however, to give you an idea of this delicacy,
I'll share the ingredients with you.
First, mole (poblano) is a sauce.
It was created in Mexico, although three different states claim it as their own, nonetheless,
I am so very glad it exists!
The base is a mixture of several different spices, nuts and (ready for this) chocolate.
Please note: it is not a chocolate sauce, it is merely only one ingredient.
It is said there are more than 100 different ingredients in the sauce.
This dish describes Mexican people perfectly. They are very spicy and very sweet, and yes, sometimes a little nuts! Their greatness is quite evident from the pyramids, their rituals including human sacrifice, and since my ancestors hail from the gods, (Teotihuacan means 'place where men become gods' or 'birthplace of the gods') this dish is a wonderful representation of my origins. What can I say, I am a Goddess. It is in my blood!
And as I mentioned above, it is the food of the gods!
Mole (pronounced moe-lay) is usually served over fowl and/or vegetables.
The good news, I am able to find it in France (in the international section, of course!)
Instead of spending hours attempting to get the right consistancy and taste, in the modern world, it comes in jars! Yay!
However, do not get too excited, as any good Mexican (or any) woman knows, it is all in the preparation!
First, get some chicken. I prefer breasts, however your favorite will do, and boil it.
Next -- remove breasts from water to cool and add the paste to the chicken stock (either turn off the heat or place on low).
You will have to mash, stir, mix, break apart, then mash and stir some more until it becomes a nice thick consistancy.
Add more water if it is too thick, you'll know, just eyeball it!
Then -- once the chicken is cool enough to touch, hand shred it into bite size pieces.
(I cheated in the pictures, using chicken strips, however I was using leftover mole sauce from a couple of nights before, see photo below.)
Once you have finished shredding the chicken, transfer to a skillet.
Next add chopped onion and garlic on a medium heat, then season to your delight!
I used red bell pepper, it was leftover from the previous night as well, I also added a lot of cumin, chili powder and black pepper. I just love the sensation of my lips tingling!
Finally, pour some of the mole sauce on top and allow it to meld.
Next, I create a side salad with sour cream, shredded cheese, and jalepenos.
Then toast some tortillas!
Remember what I said about preparation?!! It takes some time and know that it is so worth it.
Next serve and enjoy!
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I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
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