Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole

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20 min.
50 min.
8 Servings

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.


  • 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)
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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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Husband's Favorite!

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!

- Sara from Hollywood, CA



- JEN from


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.

- Vanessa from Fayetteville, North Carolina

something different

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.

- Jess from Quebec, Canada

A Taste of Mexico

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

- Ann from Culver City, CA

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving
  • 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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