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Mole Chicken Chili

Mole Chicken Chili
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6
Spicy chicken chili flavored with fire roasted tomatoes, beer and a hint of chocolate.
Updated March 1, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 medium jalapeño chiles, seeded, chopped
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 cup lager beer, such as a Boston lager
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Roasted salted hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas), if desired
  • Soft corn tortillas, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic and jalapeño chiles; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • 2
    Stir in tomatoes, beer, cocoa, chili powder, salt and cinnamon. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center and chili is desired consistency. Sprinkle individual servings with pepitas. Serve with corn tortillas.

  • Mole sauce is a rich, spicy and slightly sweet Mexican sauce. The word "mole" (MOH lay) comes from the Aztec word "molli," meaning concoction or sauce. Traditionally, it's a very complex tomato-based sauce with dozens of ingredients that varies by region. Popular versions include chiles, chocolate and nuts.
  • For a deeper more complex flavor use stout beer in place of the lager.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
570mg
24%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
6g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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