Green Mole

Green Mole

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15 min.
prep
40 min.
total
8 servings, 1 chicken leg and 3/4 cup mole

Serve this green mole sauce over chicken legs, or any chicken pieces you have available, for a quick and delicious meal. This creamy mole is quick to prepare and uses tomatillos, chiles, lettuce, cilantro and parsley, which is where all the green color comes from.

Ingredients

  • 8 (1 1/2 to 2 pounds total) chicken legs, skin removed
  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, husked, rinsed and roughly chopped
  • 2 serrano chiles, deveined and chopped
  • 1 poblano chile, deveined and chopped
  • 1 cup roughly chopped yellow onion
  • 2 cups packed chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 1/3 cup packed chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup packed chopped parsley
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) raw pepitas
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1 teaspoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, roasted
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PLACE chicken legs in a large pot with enough water to cover; boil for about 15 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside. Reserve broth.



PLACE tomatillos, chiles, onion, lettuce, cilantro, parsley, garlic and pepper in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.



HEAT oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Carefully add tomatillo mixture; stir. Cook for 5 minutes.



PLACE pepitas, evaporated milk, 1 cup reserved broth from cooking chicken and bouillon in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.



ADD pepita mixture to skillet; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.



PLACE chicken on a serving plate; cover with about ¾ cup sauce. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve.



Cook's Tip: To roast the sesame seeds, place them in a pan. Cook, shaking pan until golden brown. Shake constantly to avoid burning.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 380
  • Calories from Fat: 220
  • Total Fat: 24g (37% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 5g (24% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 60mg (21% of DV)
  • Sodium: 240mg (10% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 18g (6% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g (17% of DV)
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Vitamin A: 20% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 30% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 40% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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