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Chicken in Oaxaca Yellow Mole with Green Beans and Chayote (or Potatoes)

Chicken in Oaxaca Yellow Mole with Green Beans and Chayote (or Potatoes) Recipe

  • 4 (1 ounce total) dried guajillo chiles, stemmed and torn into several pieces each
  • Half a 15-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice (preferable fire-roasted), drained
  • ½ small white onion, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • ¼ teaspoon each ground cumin, allspice and cinnamon, preferable Mexican canela
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon powdered masa harina (Mexican corn “flour” for making tortillas – look for it in well-stocked groceries)
  • 4 (1 pound total) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 ounces green beans, tops and tails broken off and cut into 2-inch pieces (you need about 2 cups)
  • 2 large (1 pound total) chayotes, peeled (if you wish), pitted and cut into 1-inch cubes OR 4 medium (1 pound total) red-skin boiling or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled (if you wish) and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Salt
  • 1 to 2 fresh hoja santa leaves, torn into 1-inch pieces OR ½ cup (or more) roughly chopped cilantro
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429kcal (21%)
Total Fat 15g (23%)
Saturated Fat 2g (12%)
Cholesterol 100mg (33%)
Total Carbohydrate 42g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 10g
Protein 33g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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