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Easy Chicken Molé

  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 50 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 261 1 serving

Here’s something different … sautéed chicken breasts served in a mouthwatering sauce made with picante sauce, cocoa powder, brown sugar, cumin, cinnamon and garlic.  Give it a try and tell us what you think.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves(6 breast halves)
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powderor 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups long grain white rice, cooked without salt, according to package directions (about 6 cups)


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken in 2 batches and cook for 10 minutes or until it's well browned on both sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet.

  • Step 2

    Stir the tomato sauce, picante sauce, cocoa powder, brown sugar, cumin, cinnamon and garlic powder in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve the chicken and sauce with the rice.

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Calories 261
Total Fat 5 g
Sat. Fat 0.9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Sodium 555 mg
Total Carb 23 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugar 5 g
Protein 27 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 9 %DV
Potassium 13 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.