The Chilaquiles de Mole Recipe

Chilaquiles is a popular and original mexican dish for snacking; here is a version of the dish which is seen more as a main course. Very frequently, we see this fried tortillas dish made with green tomatoes but this version of the dish with mole is another popular variant; here we make a very basic and easy mole to accompany our chilaquiles.

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How to make Chilaquiles:


* 5 ancho chiles;
* 5 chiles piquín;
* 15 tortillas;
* 1 lb. cooked chicken;
* 1 big red tomato, quartered and roasted;
* 1/4 cup butter;
* 1 onion;
* 1 clove of garlic;
* Grated Queso añejo (substitute with parmesan if unavailable);
* Salt (to taste).


1) Cut all fifteen tortillas in 6 wedges each, fry them in hot oil to a crisp and drain the excess oil on paper towels.

2) Roast the ancho and piquín chiles, slice their stems off then throw out the seeds; set to soak in hot water for a few minutes.

3) Blend the chilies with the garlic and the water they soaked in, then add the red tomato quarters and blend; pour this preparation to a skillet. Season with salt, then simmer in a pan with the butter and set aside when the preparation has reduced.

4) Grill the chicken then chop it into small pieces.

5) Place the chicken in the tomato preparation; when the chicken is well coated in the sauce and you are ready to serve, right at the last minute, put the fried tortilla chips in;

Prepare each plate, by first ladling some chicken in mole on each plate then by placing some very thin sliced onion and top to finish with some grated cheese.

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