Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole
Makes:
8
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
50
minutes
based on 39 reviews
13

Dietary Considerations:

Dairy Free
Chicken Mole is a favorite and treasured culinary tradition in Mexico. Legend says that Mole was created by the nuns of a Mexican convent for a visit by the Spanish Viceroy. Combining New World ingredients such as peanuts and cocoa with European technique, they created the rich and tasty Mole Poblano, named for the city of Puebla.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 pounds chicken parts
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) chunky salsa
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 8 cups cooked long-grain white rice (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions:

HEAT oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook, turning frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove from skillet. Add onion and garlic to skillet; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is tender.

STIR in salsa, broth, chili powder, peanut butter and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add chicken; cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink near bones.

COMBINE rice and parsley in medium bowl; serve with Chicken Mole.


Reviews:

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my favorite

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shelly from sioux falls,s.d.

This is our favorite!! for easy mole at home. Other moles are too long and complicated to make at home.I just make the sauce and add canned chicken from SAM'S and make burritos, or serve with rice and beans. Absolutley the best mole you can make at home,easy!!!!!

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    Husband's Favorite!

    Sara from Hollywood, CA

    We absolutley love this recipe! Everytime I make it my husband makes me feel like I'm some sort of gourmet chef. I asked him what he wanted for his birthday and his very quick response was chicken mole! I use boneless skinless chicken breast rather than bone in and it turns out great! I work with a woman who's mother is from Mexico and makes traditional mole and when she tried - she even liked it!

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    GREAAAT

    JEN from

    THIS IS A WONDERFUL RECIPE AND IT IS QUICK AND EASY BE CAREFUL ON THE PEANUT BUTTER THOUGH, YUUMMMM

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    AMAZING!

    Vanessa from Fayetteville, North Carolina

    I absolutely loved this recipe. I am hispanic and I know how to make chicken mole... and when i decided to try this recipe to see what is so different about it... I loved it. My husband loved it too.

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    something different

    Jess from Quebec, Canada

    Making this recipe was effortless and the results were more than worth it. My roommate couldn't believe the ingredients that were in here. I cut the recipe in half, used medium salsa, only used 1 tbsp of the chili pepper and 2 tbsp of peanut butter. This proved to be a winning combination that we thoroughly enjoyed. Even my neighbour had to come down for a bite. Needless to say I will be making this again.

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    A Taste of Mexico

    Ann from Culver City, CA

    This dish hit the spot! We really enjoy moles at a favorite restaurant, and thoroughly enjoyed this dish! Easy to make, add delicious!

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    Unique

    K Shafiee from Hollywood, FL

    This was wonderful. The addition of peanut butter and cocoa was really different. My family loved it because it is very spicy. When I make this again I am going to add a bit more cocoa. There is a spanish restaurant I go to that serves a similar dish and the chocolate is more pronounced so I'll see if I can do the same. Who would have thought, cocoa and peanut butter with chicken. A definite addition to the cookbook.

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    My childhood favorite!

    Edelina Saenz from Houston, TX

    My daughter had to make it for a cooking class. It was not her first choice but mine. I loved it as a kid and my mom never added salsa because I wouldn't have eaten it. I like it now as an adult but we only added about 12 ozs. of the jar NOT 24oz as suggested. I would just add another tablespoon of peanut butter and no hot sauce to make it more of the medium brown color I am used to seeing as a kid. I 've seen others have a darker tint as this one, and also very spicy as well. Do not think you have to have the salsa to have a good sauce! The whole family ate it all up, no leftovers! We also just used 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken and we made our own rice.

  •  Star(s)

    CHICKEN MOLE

    Terri Aldrete from Muskegon, MI

    I sent a review a week ago but it was not published. This recipe was wonderful. It was too spicy for my kids but my husband and I loved it. Will be making this recipe again and again.

  •  Star(s)

    Chicken Mole

    Terri Aldrete from Muskegon, MI

    This recipe was so wonderful. I made it for my family tonight and my kids didn't like it cause it was a bit spicy for them but my husband and I loved it. I will make this recipe again and again.

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    Interesting!

    Tikkitopaz from College Station, TX`

    I just had to make this recipe when I read it. It was a lot of fun to make because of the unusual ingredients. My family thought it was weird, but they ate it!

  •  Star(s)

    Originality

    Cristina from CA

    This recipe is ok but for more original tasting Mole you HAVE TO TRY the ooriginal recipe. Look for a mole recipe with mexican chocolate in a round bar typically melted for hot chocolate). It is easy to find at grocery stores and it the taste it gives is so authentic. (Chocolate was a secret ingredient in many Atec recipes). If you like this recipe you will LOVE an authentic one.

  •  Star(s)

    WOW!

    Lorisa Smith from

    When I saw this recipe I had to make it because I had to see what you got by combining the ingredients listed. I made this last night and my husband and I really enjoyed it, of course I'll never tell him what is in it! What a simple way to create dinner on those nights when you just want something a little different. I'll definitely use this recipe again.

  •  Star(s)

    Perfect...

    Jasmine from

    This meal was fantastic!! My family loved it! All I did was adjust the salt, added a bit more when I cooked the chicken. Other than that, it was yummy :-)

  •  Star(s)

    AWESOME

    Gina from

    This chicken was great!!!!! I was a little leary of the cocoa and peanut butter, but since it was 5 stars I figured I would fix it. My husband and I loved it. It is one of our favorite chicken recipes ever.

  •  Star(s)

    Better than his mother's

    Shannon Crone from Canoga Park, CA

    I am not much of a cook. Since I found this web site I am a master. I made this recipe for my husband and my 2 kids, they loved it-my husband said it is better than his mother's. Now it is the weekly dinner(IT IS A MUST).

  •  Star(s)

    Chicken Mole

    Misha from Seattle

    This is sooo good! I reduced the amount of chili pepper, for our family liked mildly spicy. We all enjoyed the sauce; fantastic with rice. Thanks for the great recipe!

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    A Winner

    Dawn from Zephyrhills, Fl

    If craving something with a different flavor, this is it. The first time I tasted it I wasn't sure if I liked it: it was so unusual. However, after the second I began salivating (always a good sign) and decided I loved it. A wonderfully exotic dish.

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    Kid friendly

    Wendy from Jacksonville, FL

    This recipe was so easy. I used leftover roasted chicken and made the rice with a bit of chicken stock. The ingredients are so different that I had a great time pulling one on the kids and they loved it, even my picky one. Scared of they wouldn't eat it I didn't tell them the ingredients until they ate it!! .

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent Dish!

    Kimberly Riley from Georgia

    I have been wanting to try a recipe for Chicken Mole for quite some time now but the ingredient lists are usually so extensive! I found this and decided to give it a try. I followed the recipe to a "T" but my sauce was very watery. I had to simmer for over an hour to get it to a thicker consistancy. But, the flavor was outstanding and my teenage son LOVED it! I will surely be making this again!

  •  Star(s)

    Great and simple!

    Crystal McCain from

    I have made this recipe at least 25 times. It is wonderful. I have also used it in a classroom with students when doing a lesson on Mexico. I showed them the recipe for the real mole, which has about 27 ingredients. I showed them this recipe and helped them understand the correlation between the nuts, chilies and the chocolate in the real recipe and the cocoa powder, peanut butter and chili powder in this recipe. We tried it because it was simple and delicious. The students were very surprised with their creation. This is a great recipe.

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    Would have been great with less chili

    Nilgun Graham from

    This was delicious but....far too much chili powder. I used 2 Tbsp. instead of 3 and it was still explosive...no-one else in the family could eat it unfortunately...I will make again but with only 1/4 Tbsp., because it's tasty and quick and unusual. I used skinless, boneless chicken breast..

  •  Star(s)

    MPearson

    Monica Pearson from Graniteville

    I just happened to find this recipe and I thought I would try it. I wanted to prepare chicken different from the same old thing I usually do. I am cooking my rice now but tasted this and it is delicious, just delicious. It's different and something like you might find at a very fine restaurant. I love it and will make it again.

  •  Star(s)

    Scrumptious

    Angie R from Alva FL

    This was fun and different, our kids loved it. I will make this again.

  •  Star(s)

    Wow Spectacular!!!

    Sharon Knight from Utah

    This dish was fantastic. I can't believe how great it was and colorful with peanut butter, chili pepper and cocoa. We really loved the flavor and will make it again for sure.

  •  Star(s)

    mole

    Rachel from lacey,WA

    To the people who say that you should omit the chocolate and peanut butter from this recipe--the basis for mole is chocolate and peanut butter. Without it, you have something similar to chile colorado. The sauce is supposed to be thick and strong. This recipe is good, although not as good as the real stuff! Quick, though.

  •  Star(s)

    Holy Mole

    Isabel from Houston Tx

    It has almost the same ingredients as true mole. Mole is greasy and is made mainly with dark meat. It is to us, of Mexican culture, the top sirloin at weddings! Imagine how many white dresses have been ruined, but it is tradition. I also use it with cubed stew beef or pork.

  •  Star(s)

    Tastes great and easy to make!

    Brian from Rochester, NY

    I was very happy with this recipe! It was a quick easy dinner for the family that tasted and looked I actually had to work! If you are not a fan of peanutbutter you might want to go a bit lite on that but I would say try it...next time make a few changes. Very Nice!

  •  Star(s)

    my favorite

    shelly from sioux falls,s.d.

    This is our favorite!! for easy mole at home. Other moles are too long and complicated to make at home.I just make the sauce and add canned chicken from SAM'S and make burritos, or serve with rice and beans. Absolutley the best mole you can make at home,easy!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Chicken Mole

    L. Firmin from Groves, Texas

    This dish was like a Louisiana creole which I found to be very tasty. I used skinless chicken breasts so cooked them about 15 minutes longer. The chicken was tender and the sauce made the rice flavorable. My husband also ate the mixture on crackers.

  •  Star(s)

    Chicken Mole

    Greg C. from Calgary

    This bizarre mix of ingredients yielded a too thick, too rich sauce that overpowered everything else on the plate. I will not be making this again, but if I -did-, I would omit the peanut butter and cocoa.

  •  Star(s)

    Mock Mole

    Laurin G. from Chicago, IL

    This was a very tasty recipe, although a true mole afficionado will know that it's not a true mole. I made it with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and it came out great. My whole family really enjoyed it.

  •  Star(s)

    Soy Nut Butter instead of Peanut Butter

    LeeAnn from Boulder,CO

    My entire family likes this meal. It is rare to find something easy to prepare that pleases everyone. I used skinless chicken pieces and soy nut butter instead of peanut butter, since my husband is allergic to peanuts

  •  Star(s)

    twister

    rebecca from denver, co

    Next time I will use skinless chicken parts. I did not, and was draining fat off during the cooking process. This is a keeper it was well liked by my family.

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    Chicken Mole

    Amy from Dacula, GA

    I must admit, I was skeptical when I saw the ingredients for this recipe, but I decided to try it since the reviews were so favorable. My family loved it! I would recommend this recipe to anyone who enjoys spicy food.

  •  Star(s)

    Chicken Mole

    Alex Gnjatovic from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    This dish is absolutely amazing! We loved it and will certainly be making it again! The dish is deceivingly rich as only the Peanut Butter contains any substantial amount of fat. Excellent!

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    Review for Chicken Mole

    Crystal M from USA

    This is an amazing dish! I have made this seriously at least 20 times. It is sooo good. I had even done this with boneless skinless chicken breasts and with beef. If you use chicken breasts I recommend slicing them after cooking and then letting the slices simmer in the sauce.

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    Chicken Mole

    Dana Kelly from Niagara Falls,NY

    I just tried this recipe.I wanted to let you know that my family loved it!Easy to make and fast.This recipe is worth making again.Chicken Mole is warm and spicy with a rich delightful flavor.Thank you!

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    Review for Chicken Mole

    LeAnne Neil from Williston, ND, USA

    Pica mucho. Me gusta! Vamos a prepararlo en una de mis clases de español el viernes que viene.

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    Review for Chicken Mole

    Bill Imes from marseilles, Ill, USA

    Very simple to make and very tasty thanks..

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 812
  • Calories from Fat: 379
  • Total Fat: 42.1g (65% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 11.2g (56% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 170mg (57% of DV)
  • Sodium: 989mg (40% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 55.6g (18% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8g (11% of DV)
  • Sugars: 2.8g
  • Protein: 49.1g
  • Vitamin A: 27% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 12% of DV
  • Calcium: 7% of DV
  • Iron: 47% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chicken Mole

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 pounds chicken parts
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) chunky salsa
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 8 cups cooked long-grain white rice (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)

 

Directions

HEAT oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook, turning frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove from skillet. Add onion and garlic to skillet; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is tender.

STIR in salsa, broth, chili powder, peanut butter and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add chicken; cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink near bones.

COMBINE rice and parsley in medium bowl; serve with Chicken Mole.

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