mole chicken tacos

I was watching a recent episode of Pati’s Mexican Table in which Pati Jinich explained that mole is the Mexican equivalent to Indian curry. That is, it is a range of flavors and seasonings, not one specific flavor as we often assume. Certainly the recipes she showed on that episode reflected that.

moleWe hadn’t had a mole dish for a while, but we had half a jar of mole concentrate in the fridge.  I decided it was time for a mole meal, so I chopped half a pound boneless chicken breast into pieces and cooked it up in a cast iron skillet. As per the 3 to 1 instructions, I mixed a third cup of mole concentrate with a cup of water. I mixed it with a wire whisk and put it in the microwave for two minutes. I added it to the chicken. Turned out it was twice what I needed.

I served it with tortillas heated over the gas burner, along with chopped onion, chopped green chilis, olives, and guacamole. It made for a great evening meal.

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