We had a very busy weekend, with not a lot of time for cooking. I have to admit, I got a wee bit lazy and prepared two very similar meals for two separate groups of friends over this weekend too. Both times, we had the Mediterranean Tapas, Tapas for Dinner and then on Sunday, we served that with some pesto pasta with shrimp and vegetables as well. This being said, I had a lot of leftovers. So, I did what I do best, and invited my good friend “The Queen of Leftovers” to stop by and we went to work creatively, to re-create something new from something “old”. We came up with some Mexican Mole chicken with vegetables. !Delicioso!
This whole meal was re-created from what I had leftover. I cleaned out my refrigerator. I had rice, roasted peppers, squash, mole sauce Pollo con Mole de Manzana con Pasilla and a Costco rotisserie chicken. I did add some red onion slices and a jalapeno, but other than that, everything was just re-created from what was leftover.
I needed to cook the red onion slices and jalapenos first.
Then I added the rest of the vegetables to heat them up.
I cut the chicken into leg and thigh portions and added them to the mix as well, and continued to cook it all for about 10 minutes or so to heat up the chicken.
Once everything was heated up and ready to serve, I just plated it up and topped it all with some of my mole sauce and served it with some toasted bread and a buttery chardonnay to complete the meal. Who says dinner has to be complicated? All that really matters is that it tastes good and is made from love.
Stay safe, stay well and carry on. ‘Til next time.