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Veracruz style chicken tesmole

21 mayo, 2021

Free Recipes brings you another traditional recipe from Mexico: the tesmole. It is a rich broth with guajillo chili cooked with different vegetables and with some rich chochoyones or dumplings with butter and salt, in addition to a protein such as chicken, beef or pork. On this occasion, we are going to prepare a Veracruz style chicken tesmole recipe.

Tesmole is a perfect avocado to pamper the family, as it is very rich and warm. In addition, due to its variety of ingredients and flavors, it is also a very nutritious option, so we invite you to continue reading and discover how to make chicken tesmole with vegetables for everyone at home.

4 diners
1h 30m
Main dish
Low difficulty

Ingredients to make chicken tesmole:

How to make chicken tesmole:


Start the recipe for tesmole chicken with dumplings by cooking the chicken with the shelled corn, a piece of onion and a clove of garlic in 1 liter of water, let it boil for 25 minutes.

Chicken Tesmole Recipe - Step 1


While the chicken is cooking, peel and chop into pieces medium carrot, pumpkin, potato, chayote and green beans. Remove the tips from the green beans and cut them into 2 or 3 parts.

Chicken Tesmole Recipe - Step 2


Then clean and devein the guajillo chiles, then cook them in enough water with a piece of onion and a clove of garlic, let cook for 10 minutess. It is important that you remove the seeds because the sauce will not drain. If you want a touch of spice, add a morita pepper.

Chicken Tesmole Recipe - Step 3


Once the chiles are softened, blend with a little of the cooking water and add a clove, two fat peppers and a pinch of cumin, blend for 3 minutes, then sauté in a pot and season with a little salt, let cook for 3 minutes and reserve.

Chicken Tesmole Recipe - Step 4


Once the chicken and corn have been cooked, pour out an additional half liter of water, the vegetables, and the guajillo chili sauce. Mix to integrate the sauce very well, then add the epazote, check the flavor and bring to a boil.

Chicken Tesmole Recipe - Step 5


While the vegetables are cooking in the broth, prepare the chochoyones. Prepare your corn dough, add a tablespoon of vegetable shortening or lard and a teaspoon of salt, knead very well.

Chicken Tesmole Recipe - Step 6


Take a small portion of dough and make a ball and then press the center with your finger and form a kind of casserole. Boil the broth and go adding the chochoyones so they cook along with everything else.

Trick: you can fry the chochoyones in butter beforehand for a crunchy texture.

Chicken Tesmole Recipe - Step 7


Let everything cook for 15 minutes over medium heat and ready. Serve your chicken tesmole with a touch of lemon and let’s eat!

Chicken Tesmole Recipe - Step 8

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Chicken Tesmole – Suggestions and Other Recipes

The name tesmole comes from Nahuatl textli, which means flour dough, and mulli, which means mole. It is typical of central Mexico and popular in the states of Veracruz, Puebla, Oaxaca and Michoachán. It is usually accompanied with red rice and toasted corn tortilla. A little lemon juice is also usually added to contrast its flavor, and you can also add chopped chili or a chile de arbol sauce.

This rich broth is ideal for a cold day, although many times, even if it is 40 ° C, it is quite enjoyable to eat it. It is a complete dish, so you can prepare it as a main dish or, if you prefer, as a starter.

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