What is Dona Maria's mole recipe?


Quick Answer

Dona Maria���s original mole recipe combines chile peppers, sugar, sesame seeds, soybean oil, crackers, peanuts, salt, cocoa and other flavors into the popular pre-made mole sauce. Herdez suggests making the spicy chocolate sauce into a simple chicken mole.

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To make chicken mole, combine 1 teaspoon ground cumin and salt with 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and white pepper in a bowl. Coat 8 chicken thighs with the spices, and cook them in oil using a deep skillet until brown. Add 3 tablespoons of lime juice, 1 cup of Dana Maria Original Mole Sauce and 1 cup of chicken broth, and cook on low heat until dissolved.

Place in a pre-heated oven at 375 F for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Remove the cooked chicken from the oven, and serve it using fresh, chopped cilantro as a garnish.

Named for the woman who created the mole recipe, Do��a Maria first produced the sauce mix in powdered form in the late 1950s. In 1962, the Do��a Maria Mole store in Potrero, Mexico began selling the mole paste. The company also sells related products, such as adobo, pipian, mole verde and ready-to-serve mole sauce, which is pre-mixed with chicken broth in a box.

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