Chicken in Oaxacan Yellow Mole with Green Beans and Chayote Review
4.5 stars (on a 5 star scale)
The mole sauce has a nice, smooth, luxurious combination of sweetness and spiciness while still remaining light. It also has a nice chile pepper aroma. Although thinner than most moles I've had, this broth/sauce really is the focus of the dish, providing flavoring to the green beans, chayote, and chicken that sit in it.
Even better, it's easy to make, a surprising feature of a mole. And it's healthy too!
I used cilantro, as I couldn't find any hoja santa. I think the cilantro added something to the dish.
Incidentally, when adding salt to taste, I only used one-third of a teaspoon, not the one-half to one teaspoon the recipe thought might be required. This is probably because both my chicken broth and my diced tomatoes had non-trivial quantities of salt.