Recipe By deondra
Published Jun 23rd
Chicken in Mole Sauce
Prep 25m Cook 55m Additional - Ready In 1h 20m
Servings 6 servings Calories 875.1

Chocolate is the surprising ingredient in this one. Serve it over rice or with a side of veggies.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 (2 pound) bone-in chickens, giblets removed
  • 1 large onion, cut into chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 20 blanched almonds
  • ¼ cup diced firm ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 corn tortillas, torn into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Cut the chickens into pieces, reserving the breasts. Place chicken pieces except the breasts in a deep saucepan over medium heat; add the onion, garlic, and chicken broth. Cover the pan and simmer 25 minutes.
  2. 2 Cut the breasts into halves and add to the saucepan; simmer until the chicken breasts are no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove the chicken to a cutting board. Remove the skin and bones from the chicken; cut the meat into bite sized pieces.
  3. 3 Strain the broth through a fine mesh strainer, reserving the liquid and discarding the onion, garlic, and skimmed fat. If you have less than 3 cups of reserved liquid, add water to make 3 cups. If you have more than 3 cups, return to the pan and bring to a boil; cook until volume of liquid reduces to 3 cups.
  4. 4 Combine the chili powder, almonds, banana, cinnamon, salt, tortilla pieces, sesame seeds, and pine nuts in a blender. Blend on low, slowly adding the reserved liquid in a stream until the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture and remaining liquid into a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and chocolate; cook and stir until the butter and chocolate have melted. Stir the chicken pieces into the sauce; continue cooking until the chicken is heated completely through, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 875.1
  • Carbohydrate 14.6 g
  • Cholesterol 259.2 mg
  • Fat 63.8 g
  • Fiber 3.5 g
  • Protein 60.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 21.8 g
  • Sodium 1026.4 mg
  • Sugar 5 g


  1. Tasty... could have used some more chili and chocolate.. I thought the banana was an interesting addition
  2. I've made many recipes from AR and this is one of the few I haven't liked; and I'm not a picky eater. I do enjoy sweet and savoury combinations however something about the way the sauce tasted did not please my tastebuds. I'm just glad I tasted this before cutting up the chicken and tossing - Read more ...
  3. Today is the first time I have ever made mole sauce. I thought the ingredients on the list were easy to purchase and the cooking time was relatively short. I was a bit concerned as to how much I would like the chocolate part but it was quite tasty. I did add a tad of - Read more ...