pati jinich coloradito chicken


Coloradito Chicken and a New Season

Oaxaca is a place I have been to countless times, but always leave wanting to go back.  No wonder I was eager to bring the crew, so they could experience all that I kept telling them about. And mostly, so they could help me capture it to bring to you.

My series director, Dan, must have been dizzy from me telling him how things are “different” in Oaxaca so many times. There is something in the air, and there is something in the way the light hits Oaxaca. It makes everything you think is familiar gain a completely different dimension. Maybe that is why Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s main cradles of art.

The blue in the sky seems a deeper shade of blue. The green in the plants, mountains and herbs looks more intense and has more saturated hues of green. When you wake up in the morning and open a window, the air smells fresher and feels more crisp. The sun shines brighter. And the word “diverse” has never had a better match.

Oaxaca is one of the – or the – most ethnically and culturally diverse places in all of Mexico. It has eight defined and distinctively different regions and 18 ethnic communities – each with their own culture, cuisine, language and pre-Hispanic forms of self governance and organization for life and society.

To put it simply, as my dad would say, Oaxaca is another world.

One of the common sayings related to Oaxaca is “the land of 7 moles.” But, the irony is that there are many more moles than that. There are dozens and dozens of them. Each mole has so many different versions, depending on the cook, the family or the town.

Here, I am sharing a Coloradito Mole with Chicken. I tested it many times at home to get the exact taste I experienced in the city of Oaxaca. So many times that Sami, my middle son, would joke “coloradito, mami, coloradito?” every time he walked in the kitchen and saw a large pot simmering.

Silky, delightfully sweet, savory, tangy, and with a light spice, it is a small window into the beautiful complex layers that Oaxaca has all around.

Try it at home and join me for the new season that is about to premiere! Check your local listings here.

Coloradito Chicken

Mole Coloradito con Pollo

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Cooking time

1 hour 30 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.29 from 7 votes


  • 1 ripe plantain
  • 6 ancho chiles stemmed and seeded
  • 5 guajillo chiles stemmed and seeded
  • 1 pound (or 3 to 4) ripe Roma tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic unpeeled
  • 1 1/2-inch thick slice of white onion
  • 1 1-inch-long stick ceylon cinnamon or canela (or 1/2 teaspoon ground ceylon cinnamon)
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 tablespoon grated piloncillo or dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher or coarse sea salt divided
  • 1 3-pound chicken cut into 8 serving pieces (wings removed for later use and breasts cut in half)
  • Vegetable oil for cooking the chicken
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 3-ounce bar of Mexican chocolate broken into pieces
  • 1 pound chayote squash peeled and sliced into 1-inch strips
  • 1 pound green beans trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Tortillas or rice to serve

To Prepare

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400°F. Place the plantain in a baking dish lined with aluminum foil and make a couple of 1/2-inch slits on its skin. Bake until completely cooked through, about 40 minutes. Remove from the oven, when cool enough to handle, peel and slice. Set aside.
  • Heat a comal, griddle or skillet over medium heat. Once hot, toast the ancho and guajillo chiles for about 30 to 45 seconds per side, until fragrant and lightly toasted. Place chiles in a saucepan along with the whole tomatoes, cover with water and set over medium-high heat. Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, until the chiles are rehydrated and plumped up, and the tomatoes are cooked and mushy.
  • On the same comal, griddle or skillet, char the unpeeled garlic cloves and the onion slice, until completely charred and softened, about 8 to 10 minutes, flipping a couple of times in between. Set aside to cool. Peel the garlic when cool enough to handle.
  • On a small skillet set over medium heat, toast the cinnamon stick for a minute or two until fragrant, flipping once. Next, toast the cloves and peppercorns for a minute, moving them around the entire time. Toast the almonds for a couple of minutes, until lightly browned, as well as sesame seeds. Lastly, toast the oregano for 5 to 10 seconds.
  • As each ingredient is finished being toasted, place it in the jar of the blender: the cinnamon, garlic, onion, cloves, peppercorns, almonds, sesame seeds, and oregano. Add the rehydrated chiles, cooked tomatoes and 1 cup of their cooking broth, and the plantain to the blender, as well. Incorporate the raisins, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt, and puree at least for a couple minutes until completely smooth. If your blender is on the smaller side, puree it in batches.
  • Set a large casserole over medium-high heat and heat enough oil to have about 1/8-inch of depth. Season the chicken with the remaining teaspoon of salt. Once the oil is hot, brown the chicken pieces in batches, making sure to not crowd the casserole. Cook until they have created a crust on the skin and are easy to flip, about 3 minutes per side. Place the finished pieces in a large bowl.
  • Once you are done browning the chicken, reduce the heat to medium-low. Carefully, and using the casserole’s lid as a shield (there will be splatters), pour the mole sauce into the oil. Stir and cover with the lid, leaving it slightly open, and cook for about 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally (still protecting yourself with the lid), until the sauce is very thick and seasoned. Add the chicken broth, chocolate pieces, and the browned chicken pieces, and cook for another 20 minutes. Add the chayote squash and green beans, give it a good stir, and cook until vegetables are cooked yet tender, another 10 minutes.
  • Serve with tortillas and/or rice.


113comments inColoradito Chicken and a New Season

  1. EVOO

    Feb 14

    I love this recipe! It was easy to follow. I thought I might have ruined it when my garlic looked burnt but it didn’t have a negative impact on the taste. I substituted currants for raisins because it’s what I had and some Trader Joe’s dark chocolate for the Mexican chocolate. It is still so tasty and I enjoy how it wasn’t overly sweet. Most of the premade moles I’ve found at my local grocery store tend to be too sweet but this was just right. I had never had any vegetables in mole before and was doubting their presence but once I tried them, I appreciated the slight crunch of the green beans and the freshness of the chayote. Now I’ll never again have mole without veggies.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 15

      So happy to hear you liked this Coloradito so much, thanks for sharing how you made it!


    May 05

    The mole looks amazing! Are the chillis dried or fresh that you use?

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 13

      Both Anchos and Guajillos are dried chiles 🙂

  3. Dolores Machado

    Apr 28

    Would it be possible to make this dish without the chayote and green beans? Do these two ingredients add additional flavors to the dish?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 05

      Of course! If you don’t care for green beans and chayote you can substitute with mushrooms, zucchini or potatoes 😉

  4. Andrew Kalweit

    Jun 16

    I am a former DC area boy, having grown up in Northern VA and we moved to the Tucson, Arizona area 6 years ago. I just made this for the first time this week using the recipe in your “Treasures” cookbook, which I received as a gift. It is truly spectacular! So full of flavors and such depth! The mole is very labor intensive but totally worth the effort. My total time in the kitchen was about 3 hours. Served it with Mexican rice. Perfecto! I can’t wait to see what other treasures are within these pages. Love your show, too!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 23

      Thanks so much for your kindness and the great review of the Coloradito! So, so happy you enjoyed it and so glad you have been tuning in and enjoying the show. Un abrazo Andrew!

  5. Nancy Hart

    Nov 08

    Hi – when does the chocolate get added? I am not seeing mention in the directions. Thanks – Nancy

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 04

      It is at the very end when you add the broth as well, here it is in the full recipe: “Once you are done browning the chicken, reduce the heat to medium-low. Carefully, and using the casserole’s lid as a shield (there will be splatters), pour the mole sauce into the oil. Stir and cover with the lid, leaving it slightly open, and cook for about 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally (still protecting yourself with the lid), until the sauce is very thick and seasoned. Add the chicken broth, chocolate pieces, and the browned chicken pieces, and cook for another 20 minutes. Add the chayote squash and green beans, give it a good stir, and cook until vegetables are cooked yet tender, another 10 minutes.”

  6. Melody Guarino

    Jul 07

    Hi Pati! This looks so great, and I’m going to make it tonight! Do you have any more recipes that use chocolate in a savory dish? It’s one of my go to ingredients in chili but I would like to branch out. Love your books and shows!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 08

      Thanks for the kind words Melody, so glad you made the Coloradito! Of course there is always Mole Poblano a traditional recipe with chocolate, enjoy 😉

  7. Caz McLaughlin

    May 02

    Hi there, Patti. I have been making hot chilli stews and moles a lot of late simply because I like a good chilli as my go-to comfort food when I really want to just sit and/or enjoy the siesta or the company of close friends. My late mother taught me early on (she was not Latina; just way ahead of her time with her cooking knowledge & flair in a land far beyond Mexico) how to make a good mole and she NEVER shared her secret ingredient (chocolate) with anybody. I was sworn to secrecy……… So you can imagine my joy in Mexican food from a very early age. Looking forward to your new cookbook………. Greeting from The Lands own Under. 🙂 Caz

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 07

      Very honored that you will give a chance to this mole recipe Caz, especially knowing that you have probably the best recipes from your Mom, enjoy!

  8. Ashley Martinez

    Dec 07

    I can’t wait to make this! Coloradito was one of my favorite kinds of mole when I lived in the city of Oaxaca. I have been craving it!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 09

      Yay Ashley, let me know how it comes out!

  9. Samantha R

    Jun 25

    This recipe was easy enough to make. I was able to find everything locally in the Cincinnati area. Instead of buying a whole chicken, I bought 3lbs of chicken breast. I also used vegetable broth since that’s what I had on hand. Other than those changes, I followed the recipe to a T.

    I’ve never had Coloradito con Pollo before, so I’m not sure what it’s “supposed” to taste like. I know it was different from the other Oaxacan moles I’ve had at restaurants. It was much spicier. In fact, I think it was too spicy for my gringo family! I would cut back on the guajillos if you have the same concern.

    I would love it if Pati could provide a Mexican chocolate recommendation. My local Latin grocery only had Abuelita’s. I was sure if that would work or not. I went to a local Meditteranean shop that sells a bit of everything and found a Taza Chocolate bar. I couldn’t pick up on the cinnamon that Mexican chocolate is “supposed” to have, but it was stone ground! So I figured that was good enough.

    Although this was dish was good, I doubt I’ll make it again. I’ll keep searching Pati’s recipes for a mole recipe that I love.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 27

      Hello Samantha, thanks so much for your thorough feedback on this recipe. As for the Mexican Chocolate you can use Abuelita, Ybarra or Mayordomo if you can find it. If you want to try a Mole that is not spicy but still delicious I recommend this Mole Verde that I put on enchiladas, but you can eat with chicken, pork or ribs! Enjoy 😉

  10. Barbara

    May 09

    I can’t wait to try this Coloradito Chicken! It looks so good. Pati is my favorite cook! Her love of her heritage and the food she makes is transferred to the viewers. I love the way she “MMMMMssss” after the meal she has cooked and is eating, she truly loves cooking! Her shows that she includes her children are the best, they always give the viewer and idea of how the meal tastes. so cute. When do we get to see her husband on the show? Or did I miss that episode. Thank you for bringing us Pati Jinich!! Barbara

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 11

      Thanks for the kind words Barbara!


    Nov 12

    Hola, Pati.

    Could I make this mole without the chicken, squash and beans? That way I could refrigerate/freeze the mole for later use (like I do with mole poblano). Gracias. By the way, your recipe for mole poblano is great!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 21

      Oh you can just make as is and freeze it, Ed.

  12. Sarita and Ernest Szajowitz

    Feb 28

    Pati ,my husband and I Love Love your show so much, your receipts are amazing, thank you for everything that you have done for me and my husband are looking forward to seeing you in San Diego.

    1. Pati

      Mar 01

      Thank you guys so much, Sarita and Ernest!

  13. Joyce K Lara

    Jan 13

    Pati, 1st know, I LOVE YOUR SHOW!
    2nd, what you have said here about Oaxaca is spot on! I have been to Tijuana a few times and Nueva Laredo too, but nothing compares to Oaxaca! If I can just figure out a way to live there!
    Lastly, just in case any of your readers dont like shrimp, like me, I have used chicken in several of your dishes and they were fantastic!
    Happy New Year!

    1. Pati

      Jan 14

      Aww thank you so much Joyce! I hope you make your way to Oaxaca soon.

  14. Irene Zuniga-Kilcullen

    Dec 29

    Pati, I am a novice cook and never really made the effort to learn when I was young. My mother has passed away some 18 years ago and now that I have a family of my own, I very much want to cook the great food of Mexico for them. I am first generation born and raised here in Los Angeles; both parents are/were from Mexico. My mother was from Merida, Yucatan and my father is from Torreon, Coahuila. I wondered if you could recommend a supermarket where I could buy all the ingredients needed for the Mole Coloradito? Gracias

    1. Pati

      Jan 04

      Oh I don’t know LA very well…it’s best to ask some other locals for the best Mexican/Latin supermarket in your area. Have lots of fun cooking the mole, Irene! I hope the whole family loves it…and many other recipes 🙂

      1. Russ

        Aug 15

        Hi Pati–

        LOVE your show, love your approach to Mexican cuisine, love your esquites recipe!

        I wanted to leave a note for Irene about markets in the LA area: Pretty much every supermarket in our area has a fairly well-stocked “Latin” section that will have dried chiles, Mexican herbs, achiote, corn husks and all that good stuff. Mexican chocolate and piloncillo can be a bit harder to find, but I’ve seen them occasionally at my local Ralphs or Sprouts stores. A local chain called Superior Grocers has a store in downtown Long Beach with a glorious panadería and lots of Mexican specialties, so you might find everything. And I don’t know of a store in the greater LA area that doesn’t have chayotes or plantains.

        Hmm– now I want to make mole coloradito! Thanks for the inspiration, Pati!!

        1. Pati Jinich

          Aug 17

          Thanks for sharing, Russ!

    2. Mari

      Mar 12

      Los Angeles has many markets where you can find all the ingredients. Try shopping at a Vallarta supermarket, even Food 4 less has all the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

  15. Heidi

    Dec 20

    Can you replace almonds with peanuts if tree nut allergy is an issue?

    1. Pati

      Dec 23

      Go for it, Heidi!

  16. Arlene,(Gallegos) Beyer

    Dec 19

    Watch you making this dish on your show. Looks delicious can’t wait to try it. The episode was so colorful and educational. I finally got my husband hooked on watching you. To more yummy recipes.

    1. Pati

      Dec 20

      Thanks for getting your husband hooked too, Arlene. Enjoy all of the recipes!

  17. Sarah Romero

    Dec 03

    This recipe was amazing! All the different ingredients made it so delicious. My entire family enjoyed it so much !! Thank you Pati!

    1. Pati

      Dec 03

      Thank YOU Sarah.

  18. Anonymous

    Oct 10

    Hola pati! Me encantan tus recetas.
    Me podrías ayudar a encontrar una receta de pollo en mole, o guisado, que el ingrediente principal del mole, es con semillas de cilantro. En tu próxima visita a México quizás la puedas encontrar. Gracias y te felicito por tu programa.

    1. Pati

      Oct 30

      Uy, lo buscaré en mi próximo viaje!

  19. Carmen

    Apr 12

    I was in Oaxaca last July, 2017. I can’t tell you how I want to go back.
    Your show makes me remember all the food and new places I need to check out

    Muchas Gracias Pati,

    1. Pati

      Apr 13

      I’m so glad the show brings back good memories, Carmen! I hope you get to return to Oaxaca soon.

  20. Ron W

    Mar 04

    Made Coloradito Chicken , muy delicioso ! Thank you Patti for your accolades for Oaxacan cuisine. I’m a believer too.

    Was inspired by a marinated Shrimp ‘n Grits enjoyed in a high end restaurant in Ann Arbor Michigan. The grits were ringed by a delicious Oaxaca red-brown mole. Your Coloradito mole with it’s complex blend of flavors was very close.

    Took a few liberties with your recipe as I didn’t have ready access to the ancho or guajillo chiles, used my home dried jalapenos.but the results were wonderful anyway.

    Surely will make many more dishes from the wonderful Oaxaca region.

    1. Pati

      Mar 05

      Oh I’m so glad to hear you are as inspired by Oaxaca as I am, Ron. I hope you enjoy many more recipes 🙂

  21. Esmeralda

    Feb 11

    I’ve been searching for a wonderful mole rojo recepie, and I cannot wait to teh this one-it seems yummy! Would you happen to have a receipe for a mole verde?

    1. Pati

      Feb 12

      Here is my mole verde recipe: I hope you enjoy them both, Esmeralda!

  22. Carol Yankay

    Feb 10

    Where in Fort Lauderdale, Florida can I buy Mexican ingredients. I’ve bought what I can from William Sonoma but they have only one or two things and no prepared mole. What to do. Love your show and as I always say in NYC where I live, without Mexicans we don’t eat!

    1. Pati

      Feb 13

      Thank you for tuning in Carol! I would try your local Latin grocery store…or online.

  23. Vicky Barragan

    Jan 18

    Thank you for sharing your incredible dish I have been looking for a good mole dish it seems like a lot but I’m looking forward to making your incredible mole soon

    1. Pati

      Jan 19

      Thank YOU Vicky! Enjoy it!

  24. Ana

    Nov 17

    I made this incredible dish for my son’s birthday. I don’t know if it was the myriad of ingredients, but it was the most joyful birthday dinner he’s ever had. We were all having an incredible time, and making this mole dish is something I highly recommend to anyone. Thank you so much for sharing it!

    1. Pati

      Nov 17

      Happy birthday to your son! I hope he has a fantastic year, and I’m sending him my best wishes.

  25. Christiaan

    Nov 15

    I’m trying this recipe for the second time! Your family is so lucky to have you. Can I have JuJu’s seat at your kitchen table?

    1. Pati

      Nov 17

      Oh I’m so lucky to have them!

  26. Anne parker

    Nov 04

    Hi, I’m heading to Oaxaca next month and was wondering about the restaurant you mentioned in the mole series, could you give me the name, I missed it.
    Thank you,

    1. Pati

      Nov 11

      I bet it was either Las Quince Letras, Catedral or Los Pacos… go to them all!

  27. Vero

    Oct 26


    Thank you So much for sharing this receipe! I have been searching for a great mole receipe from scratch for so many years! I think your receipe will be perfect! I will be trying soon, I have never made mole from scratch and it is one of my favorite dishes!!!!


    1. Pati

      Oct 27

      I’m so glad this will be the first mole you make from scratch :).

  28. Vero

    Oct 26

    I have always wanted to learn how to make mole from scratch – it is 1 of my favorite dishes!!! Thank you SO much – I will try this receipe soon & hope it comes out as good as yours looks!!!!


    1. Pati

      Oct 27

      Oh I hope you love it Vero!

  29. sue

    Oct 24

    Please send me the receipe for the mexican hambergers on your show the other day. They looked so good!!!!!!

  30. Tess Sylvester

    Oct 22

    I religiously watch your show. I spent 6 months living in Oaxaca, and the Oaxacan episodes brought back so many warm and wonderful memories. Oaxaca is truly a magical town, not only for the food, the sights, but the people I’ve met, especially when going to the market. They all want you to try what they are selling, and gave recipes as well! Thank you for, you are awesome. And love episodes with your children (and from time to time your husband) as well.

    1. Pati

      Oct 27

      Thank you for sharing your lovely memories of Oaxaca, Tess!

  31. Vanessa Skipp

    Oct 16

    The only block Mexican chocolate I could find says that’s it’s for a chocolate drink! Would it be ok to use in this recipe?
    Thank you – Vanessa

    1. Pati

      Oct 18

      Yes absolutely!

  32. Linda Bowman--Vancouver, WA

    Oct 13

    Hi Patti…I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE watching your show. If only I could be there with you tasting your fabulous food. The Coloradito Chicken made my mouth water as you added each ingredient and then tasted the completed dish. And Oaxaca, Mexico seems like an awesome place to visit. Their culinary offerings sound like so much fun to experience. Ahhhh…Some day…. I dream of the day I can afford to make the trip. Thank you so much for putting so much warmth and joy into your programs. I could eat your food every day.

    1. Pati

      Oct 20

      Thank you for your message Linda! I hope you get to Mexico soon :).

  33. Les and Catherine in Laguna Beach, CA

    Oct 13

    We love your new show Patti, as we love Oaxaca as well. Hope there will be a new cook book with these recipes soon? I am making chicken Coloradito next Saturday for a birthday…I’m sure it will be festive! I bought bags of both chiles through Amazon; when they arrived we could smell them through the bag-yum! Thank you for posting this recipe online. I have both your first two books; every recipe works-and they are delicious.

    1. Pati

      Oct 13

      Thank you Les and Catherine for watching the show, buying the books, and for loving the recipes :).

  34. Paula

    Oct 02

    Wow, hands down best mole I have even made — and not even close to the most complicated one. Thank you! The vegetable add a wonderful dimension — I added a calabasa squash as well. Question for you, how much oil should be integrated into the sauce once the chicken is browned? I felt like I too much, so pared it back, but really would like to know how much to target next time around as the consistence was perfect.

    1. Pati

      Oct 04

      It depends on how large your pan is…for my casserole covering it with oil to be 1/8 in deep is enough to use all of the oil with the sauce. But you can adjust it for your taste!

  35. Lisa

    Sep 26

    Thank you for this amazing and inspired recipe! I usually just buy mole in a jar from the store because I realize how complex they are but you have convinced me to make this recipe. I could practically taste it as I was reading the article and recipe. Thank you for your inspiration! May God be with the people of Mexico during this time of crisis.

    1. Pati

      Sep 27

      Thank you so much Lisa!

  36. Connie

    Sep 09

    I hope that your extended family in Mexico is safe after the terrible earthquake.

    1. Pati

      Sep 11

      Thank you Connie…my family is okay and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

  37. Goyo Chambers

    Sep 07

    Can’t I just buy a jar of mole? Add a plaintain, Cinnamon stick, chicken broth, & chocolate pieces?

    1. Pati

      Sep 07

      Sure if you like!

  38. Patty

    Sep 05

    This sounds like a great project for a chilly winter day.

    1. Pati

      Sep 07

      Yes perfect!

  39. Joanna

    Sep 05

    I love your approach and passion for cooking, you transmit more than a recipe , you transmit life.

    Thank you

    1. Pati

      Sep 05

      Joanna, thank you so much for this lovely and amazing comment. It means so much to me.

  40. Margo

    Sep 04

    Hola Pati,
    Prepare el mole para mi familia y estuvo delicioso.
    Gracias por la receta.

    1. Pati

      Sep 07

      Gracias Margo!

  41. Stan

    Sep 02

    Hi Pati, always liked your recipes and cooking. Do you have a new cook book coming soon?
    Barbara and Stan

    1. Pati

      Sep 11

      I am! I am working on a new one… but it will take me a while to finish writing it! Stay tuned please…

  42. Ruth Zayas

    Sep 01

    Love, love, love.. your cooking show!
    I record them to see later in the day..
    Magnificent, natural…enticing!
    We are puertoricans living in North Carolina, but our love for Mexico and its cuisine started many, many years ago while living in California, and since then, we have made so many good friends, specially from Oaxaca.

    1. Pati

      Sep 05

      That’s fantastic! I hope you make and share this recipe with your friends from Oaxaca ;). And thank you for sharing Ruth.

  43. Esther Herrera

    Sep 01

    Like to see more Chicken and mole receipe.

    1. Pati

      Sep 05

      Thank you for the request Esther…will try to get you some more soon.

  44. Robert

    Sep 01

    Are you kidding. Way to complicated.

    1. Pati

      Sep 05

      Sorry to hear that Robert…

  45. Oscar Suarez

    Sep 01

    Your recipes are the best Pati!

    1. Pati

      Sep 05

      Gracias Oscar!

  46. Demetria Pompei

    Aug 31

    Got to try this. This looks very yummy.
    My family would love this recipe but will cut on the spices.
    Cannot handle spicy food.

    Thank you for sharing, Patti !!!

    1. Pati

      Sep 07

      You can always adjust the spice level to your liking…I hope your family loves it Demetria!

  47. Sara Goverman

    Aug 31

    Some of the items needed for this recipe are not readily available. I find this recipe too difficult to make because I would never find these items.

    1. Pati

      Sep 07

      Sorry to hear this Sara…You can find lots of the ingredients online or at your local Latin market or the international food aisle of your market.

  48. Debbie

    Aug 31

    Oh Pati! My mouth is watering!

    1. Pati

      Sep 05


  49. Patty underwood

    Aug 31

    Sounds complicated but delicious. Love your cooking

    1. Pati

      Sep 05

      Thank you Patty!

  50. Harry Dwyer

    Aug 31

    Pati,Your recipes are so Great and delicious,and your presentation is nothing short of perfect!
    You are the best of all the chefs on all the food channels.Thank you for all your hard work and let’s have another six years or more of “Pati’s Mexican Kitchen!”Blessings to you, Best,Harry Dwyer.⛳️

    1. Pati

      Sep 05

      Oh wow…thank you so much Harry!

  51. Charlie Schull

    Aug 31

    I love mole sauce and have attempted make from Rick Pales’s recipe. I seemed so involved, complicated but tastes good. I wound up buying it from market. Is it supposed to be so sweet? I have ordered it from Mexican restaurant and it was very good but still sweet. In preparing it myself ancho and guajillo chillies fresh from market or is dried chillies better? What difference is from Guacamole?
    I was raised in south east Texas and there many Mexican Texans there but only knew of tomales from roadside stands. Many of our neighbors were Italian and Lousiana Cajon so I grew up with the taste of that pluss my moms Southern cooking from Gorgia. Sorry but my taste buds got all watery and I could couldn’t let it go, Like South Carolina whole hog barbecue.

    1. Pati

      Sep 07

      Hi Charlie…yes the chilies are dried. The food you grew up on sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  52. Phil, Paige, Van

    Aug 31

    This sounds interesting to try with my lil girl. She wants to be a top chef when she is done with school. Teaching her to cook has always been fun and she loves “Hot Spices” on Everything! Showing her this recipe made her stop eating and asked to cook it during our supper.. That didnt happen! But she copied it to her laptop and has settled into getting what we need to do this recipe on Saturday even inviting a few friends to share the taste! My short little girl is another that wants to just eat anything she smells and lets her eyes close as she smells things in the kitchen. I hope to teach her one day to be like me and learn food is her center of what can become a goal for her when she is married. The two of them are doing great as far as trying to learn flavors and I am Thanking You for these recipes you show. Being a single parent is hard but getting the girls to do things is easy if they can see what brings them happy meals they can be taught. Onward and into Saturday to cook for our meal you have here!

    1. Pati

      Sep 07

      Awwww…thank you so much for sharing! This means so much to me. I hope your girls and you have many amazing kitchen adventures!

  53. Gloria Fernandez VanZante

    Aug 31

    We do not receive your program in our area. 🙁

    1. Pati

      Sep 07

      Oh no! You can always find me on Amazon!

  54. Sue

    Aug 31


    Thank you so much for this recipe. Coloradito was my favorite mole on my visit to Oaxaca and I’m so excited to have this recipe. I can’t wait to try it.

    1. Pati

      Sep 05

      I hope you enjoy it Sue!

  55. Chris

    Aug 31

    Patti! As soon as I opened your email my mouth began to water! This is food for the gods!

    1. Pati

      Sep 07

      Oh wow thank you Chris!

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