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Sunday, 10 September 2017


Chicken-mole is one of my favourite meals.

It tastes amazing and is great if you ever end up with leftover chicken. Got to be honest, this is the first time in my new house that I've had leftover chicken - I have a gift for eating more than I need to at every meal - but having said that, today was the day it finally happened haha. Since a lot of you will have left overs from Sunday dinners I thought you might be in the same boat.

If you want to make it here's what you will need to do:

Blend together the following:
1 red chilli (large)
2 tbsp tomato puree
2 squares of dark chocolate (70% and up- I use 80% but that's just my preference)
A fistful of raisins
2 tbsp of chopped garlic
2 heaped tbsp of peanut butter
2 heaped tsp of paprika
2 heaped tsp of cumin
1 level tsp of cayenne
1 tin of chopped tomatoes

I know it sounds weird to add raisins, dark chocolate and peanut butter but trust me, it just makes the sauce taste delicious.

You will also need:
Leftover shredded chicken
1 red onion
The juice of 1 lemon (1/2 lemon per person)
1 tin chickpeas (optional)

You will end up with this fragrant thick sauce that tastes amazing:

Next fry a sliced red onion until soft and then add shredded chicken (I used about 3 mug fulls of chicken because that's what I had - it would be fine with less or more so really don't worry about it). Add the sauce and mix. Then add a mug of hot water and mix again. Cover and leave the flavours to mingle on a medium-low heat for at least an hour, but preferably two. I added chickpeas to mine which definitely isn't authentic but I'm quite a lazy cook and I wanted to have enough for lunch for the next couple of days. If, like me, you're more bothered about making a delicious meal that feeds the house then the most authentic dish then I would recommend putting the chickpeas in because it worked really well.

This is a really great dish to make if you don't have much time to do chores but have a lot of time for watching trashy TV on the internet. It takes about 15 minutes to prep and then you've got a good 2-3 episodes of Married at First Sight USA to watch before you need to do anything else haha. Amazing. When you're almost about to serve put the rice on to cook before mixing it with the juice of one lemon and topping with coriander. 

That's it. So easy to make but packs a massive flavour punch.

Let me know what you think,


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