Beet Mole With Crispy Chicken Thigh

Give your mole a colorful and flavorful upgrade with beets over perfectly crispy chicken thighs.


Beet Mole With Crispy Chicken Thigh

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 large red beets, peeled and diced
  • 2 prunes
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 clove
  • 1 chipotle pepper, canned
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or water
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime


  1. Add just enough vegetable oil to coat a medium pan. Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper and add to the pan without any heat.
  2. Place the pan on the stove and set it on medium-low heat, slowly rendering the fat out of the chicken skin. Pour off chicken fat as it collects in the pan; this will produce an extra-crispy skin.

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