Mole can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Really, you can make authentic chicken in mole in less than one hour by following these five simple steps: (1) ROAST, (2) FRY, (3) SOAK, (4) BLEND and (5) STRAIN. If you can get these steps down, you just might be making mole from memory before you know it!! (Unless you are pregnant or have young children, in which case you will never do anything from memory ever again. Ever.)
As far as finding the ingredients, here’s the good news: You can order many of them on Amazon.com! Here are links to the ones I bought online: mulato chiles; pasilla chiles; ancho chiles; and sesame seeds. Hope this helps!