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A Unique Twist on a Classic: Peanut Butter Mole


Chicken mole dish with rice
Chicken Mole Dish

Peanut Buter Mole


This unique twist on the classic Mexican sauce combines the rich, smoky flavors of tradition with the creamy, nutty allure of peanut butter. Whether you're a mole aficionado or an adventurous eater looking for something new, this recipe is certain to leave a lasting impression. Gather your ingredients, follow the easy steps, and get ready to savor the intricate, well-balanced flavors of your homemade peanut butter mole.


I recently discovered a new recipe that has quickly become one of my favorites: Peanut Butter Mole. The combination of savory and sweet flavors, along with a hint of spiciness, is simply irresistible. This dish serves 4 people, making it perfect for a family dinner or a small gathering with friends.


The story behind my love for this recipe begins with my fascination with Mexican cuisine. I have always been intrigued by the complex flavors and unique ingredients used in traditional Mexican dishes. When I came across a recipe for unique Peanut Butter Mole Sauce, I was initially skeptical. However, after trying it for the first time, I was instantly hooked.


The key to this recipe is the combination of peanut butter, tomatoes, and a blend of spices. The peanut butter adds a rich and creamy texture to the sauce, while the tomatoes and spices provide a depth of flavor that is both satisfying and comforting. I like to serve this dish with rice or warm tortillas, allowing the flavors to meld together perfectly.


If you're looking for a new and exciting recipe to try, I highly recommend giving this Peanut Butter Mole a chance. It's a unique twist on a classic Mexican dish that is sure to impress your family and friends. Enjoy!


 


Serving size: 4 people


Preparation time: 15 minutes


Cooking time: 30 minutes


Total time: 45 minutes


Ingredients:


- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

- 1 medium onion, chopped

- 3 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 teaspoons ground cumin

- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

- 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained

- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

- 2 tablespoons tamarind paste

- 2 tablespoons brown sugar

- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

- 1 cup chicken broth

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces


 

Instructions:


1. In a large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.


2. Add the cumin, cinnamon, and cloves to the saucepan, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.


3. Add the diced tomatoes, peanut butter, tamarind paste, brown sugar, cocoa powder, chicken broth, salt, and black pepper to the saucepan. Stir well to combine. (If you prefer a smoother sauce blend the ingredients once softened and add the peanut butter to taste!)


4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.


5. While the sauce is simmering, heat a separate skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces to the skillet, and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes.


6. Add the cooked chicken to the saucepan with the mole sauce, and stir to coat the chicken evenly with the sauce. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.


7. Serve the peanut butter mole over rice or with warm tortillas. Garnish with chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro, if desired.


This unique twist on the classic Mexican sauce combines the rich, smoky flavors of tradition with the creamy, nutty allure of peanut butter. Whether you're a mole aficionado or an adventurous eater looking for something new, this recipe is certain to leave a lasting impression. Gather your ingredients, follow the easy steps, and get ready to savor the intricate, well-balanced flavors of your homemade peanut butter mole."


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