Chicken in Guaje Sauce

Good, tasty, easy to realize.

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy



For the Guaje Sauce aka Guasmole (huaxmole):


  • Sauce: Soak the sun-dried tomatoes and the ancho-pasilla chilies in just enough hot water to immerse them allow to reconstitute for about 5 minutes;
  • Then combine all the sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor and grind to a fine paste.
  • Use about one-third (or just enough) of the sauce to marinate the chicken chunks for about ½ to 1 hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan sauté the tomato paste till dark red and aromatic, add the chicken pieces and sauté to brown the outsides.
  • Then add the sauce and broth and cover and cook for about 30 minutes over medium-low heat, checking to make sure there is enough liquid.
  • Cook the sauce to desired thicknessStir in the brown sugar and adjust salt to tasteGarnish with cilantro and chopped spring onions.

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