Serious Eats: Recipes
The word "mole" is used to describe sauces that come in an overwhelming variety of colors and flavors. What unites all versions of mole is chili—whole, chopped, dried, or fresh, all mole use chili as one of the central components. This version is based on the style that originates in Oaxaca and uses a combination of chilies, spices, nuts and chocolate to create a final product that is complex and enticing. And although the thought of chicken and chocolate may be disconcerting, I have to recommend taking a leap of faith and giving this mole a shot.