Green Mole Chicken with Black Bean-Zucchini Salad

Green Mole Chicken with Black Bean-Zucchini Salad

You guys, there are exciting things happening in the Farmstead Table house! Without going into too much detail yet, know that the upcoming change of scenery will be well documented here! Until then, a quick and tasty meal is necessary to keep our excitement (and now detailed planning) going strong. This Green Mole Chicken with Black Bean and Zucchini Salad (with homemade tortillas, yo!) recipe was the perfect quick meal to prepare as the news came in.

I discovered green mole a few years ago and was shocked I had never tasted it before! I am obsessed with red moles but their labor-intensive process deters from making it during a busy work week. That’s why this green mole is so amazing! It’s like a tomatillo salsa on steroids! And its extra healthy because of the secret ingredient: romaine lettuce! Weird, right? Not at all! The romaine gives this sauce body and brightness with no raw lettuce flavor at all.

Green Mole Chicken with Black Bean-Zucchini Salad

Another beautiful aspect of this green mole chicken recipe is it’s open to interpretation. As with red moles, you can add any combination of ingredients to make it your own. It’s a great sauce to have on hand for a last minute taco night. And because its me and I’m all about the crunchy and complementary salads these days (yay for Spring!), the black bean and zucchini salad pairs nicely either a side or a taco filling.

And dont forget the tortillas! Check out my recipe for homemade tortillas here! Short on time, no need to make homemade! Just pick some up on your way home.

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Green Mole Chicken with Black Bean-Zucchini Salad
This zesty and bright green mole chicken with black bean and zucchini salad recipe is a quick, delish, and healthy addition for Taco Tuesday (or any day)!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Green Mole Chicken
Black Bean and Zucchini Salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Green Mole Chicken
Black Bean and Zucchini Salad
Instructions
Green Mole Chicken
  1. Toss cubed tomatillos, garlic (whole), onion chunks, and jalapeno with 1 tbsp oil and place on a baking sheet. Roast vegetables in 450 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or until slightly charred. Place vegetables in blender with lime juice, cilantro stems, romaine, pumpkin seeds, and salt and blend until smooth. Reserve 1 cup for plating, placing the remaining in a Ziploc bag. Add the chicken pieces to the bag and marinate for at least 1 hour. Place chicken on sheet pan and place in 450 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, or until internal temperature is 158 degrees. Rest chicken for 5 minutes before serving. Finish with reserved mole sauce.
    Pumpkin seeds, coriander, and cumin
Black Bean and Zucchini Salad
  1. Place black beans, diced peppers, and radishes in a bowl. In a small skillet on medium high heat, add the oil. When the oil is shimmering, add in the garlic. Saute for 1 minute then add in the zucchini and onions. Saute for 2 minutes- the zucchini should still be crunchy. Add zucchini and onions to the bowl of beans and vegetables. Season with lime juice and salt. Fold in cilantro just before serving.
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