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Actress Jennifer Aniston's favorite food is Mexican. She has been known to follow the Atkins diet, so her diet consists of mainly protein and vegetables, and low carbohydrates, so she might omit the white rice of this Mexican chicken recipe. Chicken is an excellent source of protein, and helps to keep her full, which how she fuels her lean body. A high protein diet, running and yoga make this Malibu, Ca body, just gorgeous.

Mole with Chicken recipe:

Red mole is from central Mexico in the Puebla and Oaxaca regions, also know as the Land of Seven Moles. The red mole is a rich, dark, reddish-brown sauce that is usually served with poultry. It is a smooth sauce blended of onion, garlic, several varieties of chilies, ground seeds and a small amount of chocolate.

chicken moleIngredients:

• 1 (4 - 5) Pound chicken, cut up in 6 - 8 pieces.
• 4 dried pasilla chilies
• 4 dried mulato chilies
• 6 dried ancho chilies
• 2 Cups boiling chicken stock
• 3/4 Cup blanched almonds
• I Cup onions, chopped
• 3 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
• 1/2 Cup lightly packed seedless raisins
• 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
• I tortilla, broken in small pieces
• I Teaspoon finely chopped garlic
• 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground canela cinnamon
• 1/2 Teaspoon ground cloves
• 1/2 Teaspoon ground coriander seeds
• 1/2 Teaspoon anise seeds
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper
• 6 Tablespoons lard
• 2 Cups cold chicken stock
• 11/2 squares unsweetened chocolate


Heat 4 tablespoons lard in 12" - heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet and cook until brown on all sides, about 12 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook until almost cooked through approximately 20 - 25 min. Remove chicken and drain on paper towels. Set aside. Drain any excess lard.
While the chicken is cooking, prepare the mole. Prepare the chilies using the method described. In a large bowl, pour 2 cups boiling chicken stock over the prepared chilies and soak