Mole De Olla (Con Pollo - Chicken)

Mole De Olla (Con Pollo - Chicken)


"My ex-mother in law taught me how to make this. It can be made with beef or pork in placeof the chicken . Also feel free to change out the vegetables. Enjoy on a cold winter day to warm up!"
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3 h 30 m servings
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  1. Pour broth into stock pot, over medium heat. Place chicken breast into broth, cover and let simmer for 90 minutes .
  2. Remove chicken and place onto cutting board. Put tomatoes into broth and let simmer. In a bowl place your dried chiles. Pour broth from stock pot to cover them, place a plate or lid over bowl , let stand 10-15 minutes until chiles are soft. Shred chicken while waiting. Once tomatoes become tender, approx 5 minutes, remove them and place them into blender , add the half of the onion that is quartered (save remaining diced half) , add cloves, cinnamon, salt and pepper to blender. Once chiles are ready, remove the stems and seeds , place them into the blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Place potatoes intp small pot and cover with water, bring to boil and simmer until their soft. Drain and set potatoes aside.
  4. Place shredded chicken back into stock pot along with the remaining diced onion and bay leaves. Turn heat to low. Once chile puree is smooth use a mesh strainer and pour into chicken stock. Use a spatula and chicken broth to get the most of the puree , discard chile remaining in the strainer. Turn heat back to medium, add carrots, simmer approx 7 minutes. Add corn, simmer 2 more minutes, then add potatoes, zucchini and green beans. Simmer approx 5 minutes. Remove from heat, let stand five minutes.
  5. Divide evenly amoung bowls and garnish with lime, avocado and cilantro.


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