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Chicken Mole Casserole with Olives

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing


8 servings

Mole sauces have layers of rich flavor with mild to moderate heat. The chocolate in the sauce helps offset the heat without becoming a dominant flavor, which is why we added the spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar to this this dish originally submitted by Barbara L. White from Livingston, Texas. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Chicken Mole Casserole with Olives Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large onions, finely chopped, divided
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Gustus Vitae spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. In a large saucepan, saute 1 cup onion in oil until tender. Reduce heat to low. Add the garlic, salt, oregano and cumin; cover and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in chili powder, spicy chocolate cinnamon sugar and flour until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Cook until mixture is reduced to 3 cups, about 35 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken and 1/2 cup sauce. Spread 1/2 cup sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the tortillas, chicken mixture, remaining onion and olives; top with 1 cup sauce and 2 cups cheese. Repeat layers.
  3. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 622 calories, 35g fat (14g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 1568mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fiber), 50g protein.

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