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Chicken Mole Casserole

The key to a good mole is its rich, brown sauce with a hint of chocolate. The cocoa in this recipe lends richness without sweetness. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) chunky salsa
  • 1 tube (10.2 ounces) large refrigerated flaky biscuits
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornmeal


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, saute chicken, green pepper and onion in butter until chicken juices run clear and vegetables are tender.
  • Add cocoa, brown sugar and seasonings; cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute. Stir in corn and salsa; heat through. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  • Cut each biscuit in half. Arrange biscuit pieces over chicken mixture with cut sides facing outer edge of dish, overlapping slightly. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with cornmeal.
  • Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

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  • dsnhvninc
    Jul 10, 2011

    This was a quick and easy mole dish that, although was a bit spicy (as a mole should be) my two small kids wolfed down! The sweetness of the corn paired with the fluffy biscuits were just enough to calm down the fire of the mole sauce. Very very good!

  • gloriacorbin
    Feb 20, 2011

    Really enjoyed this; just the right amount of spice, sprinkled chopped cilantro and shredded cheese before serving. Served it with guacamole and salad. YUM!

  • gwyneth86
    Feb 15, 2011

    This is delicious!! My husband really liked it, especially the spiciness. I made it exactly as written except I made homemade biscuits and added shredded Mexican cheese in with the biscuits. Yum!!!!