Delicious Chicken in Mole Sauce Recipe

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Delicious Chicken in Mole Sauce Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
80 mins
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 18, 2023

Enjoy the rich flavors of this traditional Mexican dish with our Chicken in Mole Sauce recipe. Tender chicken cooked to perfection and smothered in a dark and flavorful mole sauce made with chocolate, chili peppers, and spices. This recipe is perfect for special occasions or when you want to impress your guests with a unique and delicious dish. Serve it with rice and tortillas for a complete meal.


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 dried ancho chili peppers, stemmed and seeded
  • 2 dried guajillo chili peppers, stemmed and seeded
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet and cook until softened.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a separate skillet over medium heat and toast the dried chili peppers, sesame seeds, almonds, and raisins until lightly browned and fragrant.
  4. Transfer the toasted ingredients to a blender or food processor and add the chopped tomatoes, cinnamon, oregano, cloves, cumin, and a splash of chicken broth. Blend until smooth.
  5. Add the blended sauce to the skillet with the onions and garlic, and cook for a few minutes to incorporate the flavors.
  6. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then add them to the skillet with the sauce.
  7. Pour in the remaining chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  8. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  9. Stir in the chopped dark chocolate into the sauce until melted and well combined. Cook for an additional 5 minutes to thicken the sauce.
  10. Return the chicken to the skillet and heat through for a few minutes.
  11. Serve the Chicken in Mole Sauce with cooked rice and warm tortillas.

Interesting Facts

  • Mole sauce is a traditional Mexican sauce that can be traced back to the Aztecs.
  • Mole comes from the Nahuatl word 'mōlli', which means sauce or concoction.
  • There are many variations of mole sauce, but the most famous one is mole poblano, which originated in the city of Puebla, Mexico.
  • Authentic mole sauce can take hours to make, as it involves toasting and grinding various ingredients to create a complex flavor profile.
  • Chocolate is a key ingredient in mole sauce, and it adds richness and depth to the dish.