Chicken With Chocolate Sauce (Chicken Mole)

Course : BBQ Sauce
Serves: 6
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4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic
6 pieces chicken
1 medium Onion -- chopped
1 medium green pepper -- chopped
3 slices canned pimento -- chopped
2 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, -- chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder -- (or to taste)
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1 medium grated rind of 1 orange
2 ounces bitter chocolate -- chopped
1/4 cup light rum

Preparation / Directions:

In casserole, heat oil and cook garlic for a few moments to flavor oil; add chicken and brown. Remove chicken. In remaining fat, cook onion, green pepper, pimento, and tomato over gentle heat for 10 minutes. To onion mixture, add chili powder, blending well. Add broth, almonds, raisins, seasonings, and rind; simmer, covered, 30 minutes longer. Add chocolate, stirring until melted. Replace chicken, spooning sauce over. Bake, covered, at 350F for 1 hour, or until chicken is tender. Warm rum, ignite it, and pour over contents of casserole; allow to stand for a few minutes.

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