Chicken with Peanut Mole Sauce
1 4 lb. chicken, cut up
8 cups water
4 stalks celery with leaves
1 med. carrot, sliced
1 small onion, cut up
2 sprigs parsley
2 cubes chicken bouillon
1 can ro-tel
2 slices torn white bread
2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
4 whole cloves
3 whole black peppercorns
1/2 inch stick of cinnamon
1 tsp. chili powder
1 clove garlic, minced
Place chicken pieces in Dutch oven
with water. Add celery, carrot, onion, parsley, bouillon
Bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low heat 2-2 1/2 hours or until chicken
Remove chicken pieces and place in a 2-quart casserole.
Strain broth and skim off fat.
Reserve 1 1/2 cups of broth for the sauce,
save the rest for another use.
Put the broth, ro-tel, bread and peanut butter in a blender and blend until
Turn into a
saucepan. Crush cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon well with a mortar and
and add to sauce along with the chili powder and garlic. Bring to a
boil. Reduce heat and simmer,
uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened, stirring often. Spoon sauce over
the casserole. Bake, covered in a 350 oven 30-40 minutes, or until chicken is heated through.