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Jalapeno Chicken with Mole Poblano

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Category: Poultry, United States, Low Fat, Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • --------------------------------NORMA WRENN--------------------------------
  • 1 tb Sesame seeds
  • 1 lg Onion; chopped
  • 4 Cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 sm Very ripe banana; chopped
  • 1/4 c Prunes; chopped; pitted
  • 2 ts Raisins
  • 1 tb Creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tb Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tb Chili powder
  • 2 ts Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/8 ts Coriander
  • 1/8 ts Cloves
  • 1/8 ts Anise seeds; crushed
  • 2 c Low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 oz Tomato paste
  • 8 Skinless boneless chicken
  • -Breast halves; ( 6-oz each)
  • 2 tb Mild jalapeno jelly; melted
  • -Or 2 T apple jelly, melted
  • -And mixed with 1/16 tsp
  • -Ground red pepper
  • Salt
  • Lime wedges


Toast sesame seeds in a wide nonstick frying pan over medium heat until
golden (about 4 minutes), stirring often. Transfer to a bowl; set aside.

To pan, add onion, garlic, banana, prunes, raisins, peanut butter and 3
tablespoons water. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until mixture is
richly browned (10-15 minutes); if pan appears dry, add 1 tablespoon of
water at a time. Stir in cocoa, chili powder, sugar, cinnamon, corinader,
cumin, cloves, anise seeds, and 3/4 cup of the broth. Bring mixture to a
boil over medium-high heat.

Transfer onion mixture to a food processor or blender and add tomato paste,
2 teaspoons of the sesame seeds, and a little of the remaining broth. Whirl
until smoothly pureed; then stir in remaining broth. Cover and keep warm.
Or, if made ahead, let cool; then cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Reheat before continuing.

While onion mixture is browning, rinse chicken and pat dry. Place jelly in
a bowl and stir to soften; add chicken and mix to coat. Then place chicken
in a lightly oiled 10-by-15-inch rimmed baking pan. Bake in a 450 degree
oven until meat is thickest part is no longer pink; cut to test (12 to

To serve, spoon some of the warm mole sauce onto dinner plates; top with
chicken, then more mole sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon sesame
seeds. Season to taste with salt; serve with lime wedges.

Per serving: 267 calories (18% from fat) 33 g protein 23 g carbohydrates 6
g total fat (1g sat fat) 74 mg cholesterol 305 mg sodium

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