I love to cook and I love to eat good food.  Alas, the fact that I work 9-5 means that I can't do either as much as I would like, and like many I am often stuck at my desk during my lunch "hour".  My solution is to try to bring my lunch to work as much as I can.  This is my collection of recipes, all made quickly the night before (either as lunch or as dinner with leftovers that can be taken in).  Happy eating.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Shredded chicken in mole, roast acorn squash and pinto beans



Was this the world's easiest dinner? It seemed like it. It was definitely the easiest leftovers and made a fine lunch the next day.

After I made my mole sauce the first time around, I froze half of it for another use. When we had some friends around for dinner, I knew it was the perfect opportunity. I could whip up an impressive meal with practically no effort (but they didn't need to know that).

I bought some chicken breasts and poached them gently for about 20 minutes in lightly simmering water. I then shredded them and put them back in the pot with my defrosted mole sauce. After heating the mixture through, I served it with rice, pinto beans and acorn squash.



The acorn squash I had cut into wedges along the ridges of the squash, tossed with a little olive oil, salt and a pinch of chili powder, cumin and a dash of cinnamon for good measure. I stuck these in an oven at 350 and forgot about them for 45 minutes while I made the rest of dinner.

Easy? Definitely. Delicious? Oh yes. A perfect meal in all ways.

10 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds perfectly easy and delicious with the mole sauce already pre-made, a great idea for a weekday meal!

theUngourmet said...

This is such a healthy and delicious looking meal. Very nice! I love mole sauce with chicken.

teresa said...

i just barely met and fell in LOVE with acorn squash. this will be a fun way to try it again!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

This sounds so hearty and very tasty! An excellent comfort meal!

EMC said...

Ooooh, I love the combination! Rich mole and buttery, slightly sweet acorn squash? Sign me up!

Palidor said...

I'm all for easy meals! Looks delicious.

velva said...

I am impressed that you attempted mole sauce. I love it! I still don't have the courage to prepare it.

Dinner looks wonderful. Perfect to serve up to guests.

Oh, very healthy too.

Chef E said...

I love this idea, and need to get my southern lovin pinto bean action on soon!

Jennie said...

This is literally making me salivate! It looks and sounds so good! I will be trying!

prashant said...

I love mole sauce with chicken.
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