Chicken Mole Enchiladas
Mole Sauce is one of those things that you either love, like, don’t like or haven’t tried yet. The first time I was introduced to it, I was slightly frightened. In case you aren’t familiar with mole (pronounced MO-LAY), it is a sauce made with peppers, chocolate and a few other ingredients (there are several different varieties in different regions). After I tried it, I thought it was pretty good. Definitely different, but not bad at all.
Large pack corn tortillas
1 jar of mole sauce
1 whole chicken boiled and meat shredded
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
1 Tablespoon sugar (or to taste)
Start by boiling the chicken and then shredding the chicken. You can reserve the broth if you like, or you can use chicken broth from a carton or can.
Empty the mole sauce into a large saucepan or skillet (it will be solid – not saucy). Please note: Mole sauce WILL stain, so make sure you wear clothes you don’t care about, in case it splashes on you. Add 1 cup chicken stock, salt and sugar into pan and blend well and warm through on low heat (watch carefully to avoid burning). Add more broth as needed – sauce should be the consistency of a melted milkshake. You may even need more than 1 1/2 cups of broth .
In a large bowl, add chicken and spoonfuls of sauce, until all chicken is lightly coated. You should still have a lot of sauce left in your pan. Start rolling the enchiladas on a cutting board or flat surface. Fill each tortilla with chicken, and a little bit of Jack cheese, and roll (sometimes it helps to warm up the tortillas in the microwave for a few seconds first). Place each roll into a glass or metal baking pan.
When the pan is full, drizzle sauce over all rolls, and top with jack and cheddar cheese. Save some sauce for dipping!
Bake at 350 degrees until heated through and cheese is melted (about 30 or 40 minutes).
Serve with sour cream if desired.
These Chicken Mole Enchiladas are my husband’s favorite things in the world 🙂
If you love Mexican food, make sure you check out our Mexican Casserole recipe!