I posted a couple of months back about creating a Salmon Pumpkin Curry Pasta recipe using Urban Accents prepared sauces.  That recipe was really tasty and so easy to put together for a weeknight meal.  Today’s post used Urban Accents’ Pumpkin Mole sauce to create a Pumpkin Mole Chicken.  There are many a weeknight for most of us when we come home after a long day of work.  We would like a nice meal but do not want to spend a lot of time putting it together.  Prepared sauces are a great ingredient to get a flavorful dinner in a short amount of time. 

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Pumpkin Mole Chicken from Feed Your Soul Too

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Pumpkin Mole Chicken

Salmon Pumpkin Curry Pasta

Salmon Pumpkin Curry Pasta

So what exactly is a mole sauce?  A mole sauce owes its origins to Mexico.  Wikipedia suggests that the sauce hails from three states including Puebla, Oaxaca and Tiaxcala.  Wikipedia goes on to share a legendary story that the recipe may have developed from a group of nuns needing to prepare a meal for the visiting archbishop.  The nuns were quite poor and they pulled together all the scraps that they had laying around and blended it together.  That sounds like a good story but the point of a mole is that it does have a whole bunch of ingredients, toasted, cooked and blended together.

Pumpkin Mole Chicken from Feed Your Soul Too

This recipe for my Pumpkin Mole Chicken came together very quickly.  The chicken was spiced with some Mexican chili dry rub and baked in the oven until al dente.  The sauce is mixed with coconut milk, and then, the chicken is finished off in the sauce – a sort of BRAISING.  The mole chicken is served over spiced rice mixed with okra and corn.  This meal was on the table in a little over 30 minutes.  How about that?

Pumpkin Mole Chicken from Feed Your Soul Too

The cast of characters.

Ingredients

Ingredients

The guajillo chili pepper spiced chicken prior to baking.

Guajillo Chili Pepper Spiced Chicken

Guajillo Chili Pepper Spiced Chicken

The pumpkin mole sauce combined with the coconut milk, and then, the chicken braising in the sauce.

Pumpkin Mole Sauce and Coconut Milk

Pumpkin Mole Sauce and Coconut Milk

Braising Chicken

Braising Chicken

The okra and corn added to the rice, and then, all mixed together.

Corn and Okra Added to Rice

Corn and Okra Added to Rice

Mixed Rice

Mixed Rice

The Pumpkin Mole Chicken plated.

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Pumpkin Mole Chicken Plated




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Pumpkin Mole Chicken

Make a delicious weeknight meal in approximately 30 minutes using Urban Accents Pumpkin Mole Sauce to create this Pumpkin Mole Chicken.

Course

dinner

Cuisine

Mexican, Simmering Sauce



Prep Time 5 minutes


Cook Time 30 minutes


Total Time 35 minutes


Servings 4 people

Author Feed Your Soul Too

Ingredients

  • 3
    Whole
    Chicken Breasts
  • 14.5
    Ounces
    Thai Coconut Milk
  • 12
    Ounces
    Pumpkin Mole Sauce
  • 3
    Tbsp
    Adobo Seasoning
  • 1
    Tbsp
    Guajillo Chili Pepper
  • 1
    Cup
    Jasmine Rice
  • 6
    Ounces
    Frozen Cut Okra
  • 6
    Ounces
    Frozen Corn

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to bag instructions. If you have some chicken stock, feel free to substitute that for the water. In the final 3 minutes of cooking, add the corn and okra.

    Season the chicken with the adobo and guajillo spices. Bake for 20 minutes and let cool for 1 – 2 minutes. In a skillet, add the coconut milk and the mole sauce and mix and simmer for 2 minutes. Add in the chicken and braise for another 10 minutes.

    Serve over the rice and top with plenty of the sauce.