Oaxacan chicken mole coloradito

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

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Oaxacan chicken mole coloradito

Family-Friendly, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

2 Servings, 600 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

Traditional Oaxacan mole takes hours, sometimes days, to bring to the table. In this gluten- and dairy-free version, it takes less than an hour thanks to our rich and velvety Sun Basket mole kit.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • ½ cup long-grain white rice
  • Sun Basket mole coloradito base (canola oil - dried New Mexican chiles - tomato paste - fresh garlic - sesame oil - ancho chile powder - cumin - dried Mexican oregano - allspice - cloves)
  • Sun Basket mole seasoning (sugar - cocoa powder - cinnamon)
  • Chicken options:
  • 2 to 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 10 ounces total)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1 organic yellow onion
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 organic lime
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro

Chef's Tip

Rinsing rice removes starches on the surface of the grains that can cause clumping. In Step 1, you can give the rice a quick rinse in a fine-mesh strainer under cold running water, or place the grains in a small bowl, cover with cold water, swish a few times, drain, and repeat until the water runs clear.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 600, Protein: 35g (70% DV), Fiber: 6g (24% DV), Total Fat: 30g (46% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g (18% DV), Cholesterol: 115mg (38% DV), Sodium: 430mg (18% DV), Carbohydrates: 50g (17% DV), Total Sugars: 18g, Added Sugars: 11g (22% DV).

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Cook the rice

  • Rinse the rice.
In a small sauce pot, combine the rice and 1 cup [1½ cups] lightly salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork, cover, and keep warm.
While the rice cooks, prepare the rest of the meal.

2

Prepare the mole coloradito

In a small frying pan over medium heat, warm the mole coloradito base and mole seasoning, stirring frequently, until fragrant and blended, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.

3

Prep and sear the chicken

Prep and cook instructions are identical for both chicken options.
  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Cut the chicken crosswise into 1-inch-thick strips; season generously with salt and pepper.
In a medium [large] sauce pot over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned but not yet cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Do not clean the pot.
While the chicken cooks, prepare the onion.

4

Prep the onion; finish the chicken mole coloradito

  • Peel and thinly slice enough onion to measure 1 cup [2 cups].
In the same pot used for the chicken, if dry, add 2 to 3 teaspoons oil. Warm over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the onion, season with salt, and cook, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot, until the onion is just softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the mole coloradito, tomatoes, chicken and any accumulated juices, and as much chicken broth as you like (use half the broth for a thick sauce and all the broth for a thinner sauce). Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
When the chicken mole coloradito is almost done, prepare the garnishes.

5

Prep the garnishes

  • Cut the lime into wedges.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro.

Serve

Transfer the rice to individual plates. Top with the chicken mole coloradito, garnish with the cilantro, and serve with the lime wedges.

Kids Can!

  • Rinse the rice.
  • Measure the water for the rice.
  • Measure the onion.
  • Garnish with the cilantro.