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What are some good recipes for chicken mole?

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Some good recipes for chicken mole is the Food Network's Chicken Mole, Mexican Chicken Mole from Cooking Light and Bon Appetit's Chicken Mole, available on Epicurious. The recipes typically call for cumin, coriander, garlic, chicken broth and chiles.

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To make the Food Network recipe, simmer a 4-pound cut chicken, 5 black peppercorns and salt in a pot of water on low heat for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, toast 1/2 cup of sesame seeds in a skillet for five minutes. Remove them from the skillet, and add 4 whole cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 1/2 teaspoon of anise seeds and 1/4 teaspoon of coriander seeds. After three minutes, add them along with the sesame seeds to a food processor.

Fry 6 dried guajillo chile peppers and 4 dried ancho chile peppers in 4 tablespoons of canola oil for two minutes, and soak them in hot water for 30 minutes. While the chile peppers soak, brown 1/4 cup of raisins, 1/4 cup of blanched almonds, 1/4 cup of hulled pumpkin seeds and 2 diced 6-inch corn tortillas in the skillet, and add them to the food processor, along with the chile peppers and 2 cups of the chile water.

Blend the ingredients into a fine paste, and then cook the paste and 2 tablespoons of canola oil at medium-high heat until it thickens, before adding 4 cups of the water in which the chicken was cooked. After simmering the mixture for 20 minutes, add a 2.7-ounce piece of Mexican chocolate to the pot. After 20 more minutes, stir in 1 pinch of sugar, some salt and the cooked chicken.

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