Making Medicated Mole with NUG Edibles Director Tyler Cooke

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mole recipe

Medicated Mole 

Mole is a traditional sauce originally used in Mexican cuisine, as well as for dishes based on these sauces. Outside Mexico, it often refers specifically to mole poblano

Time Needed 

  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 yellow onion, chopped

5 garlic cloves minced

1 chipotle pepper with 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can (or more to taste), chopped

1/2 cup raisins

½ cup Soy Sauce

2 cups canned crushed tomatoes

3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

2 cups chicken broth

2 teaspoons dark chili powder

1 teaspoon Cayenne (leave out if you don’t like spicy!) 

1 teaspoon Cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 NUG 100mg Dark Chocolate Bar 

(click here to find a Dark Chocolate bar near you)

1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed and shredded  (You can buy at most grocery stores) or sub in Grilled Chicken breasts 

1 teaspoon sesame seeds, for garnish

1 Meyer Lemon, zested, for garnish

Fresh cilantro rough chopped for serving

Lime wedges, for serving

1 avocado smashed or sliced  serving

Tortillas corn or flour

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In medium size pot turn heat on to med heat

Add olive oil onions and garlic

Cook until soft then add Chipotle and adobo raisins and crushed tomatoes.

Add all dry ingredients  Chili powder, Cumin, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Black Pepper 

Add Soy Sauce

Stir and bring to a simmer for 10 to 15 mins

Carefully add mixture to a blender (you may have to do 2 rounds depending on the size of blender you can also use a hand blender if you have one)

Add remaining ingredients Broth, peanut butter and the NUG CHOCOLATE 

Blend well and return to pot

Cook on low for another 10 mins

Spoon the MEDICATED MOLE over the chicken garnish with Sesame seeds, Meyer lemon zest cilantro and lime.  Enjoy with tortillas 


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