Recipe By Avrienne
Published Oct 2nd
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Mole
Prep 30m Cook 9h Additional - Ready In 9h 30m
Servings 8 servings Calories 278.1

This is a shredded, slow-cooker version of my favorite chicken mole, created when I knew I wouldn’t have time in the evening to make the real thing for dinner. If you can’t find ancho chili powder, you can substitute regular, but use a little more; and use your favorite type of hot sauce. I love Golden Habanero, but any kind tastes good!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ⅓ cup golden raisins
  • ⅓ cup currants
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ancho chile powder
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, for garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place the onion, raisins, currants, garlic, chile powder, sesame seeds, cumin, cinnamon, cocoa powder, hot sauce, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and chicken broth into a slow cooker; stir to mix. Add the chicken breasts, and stir to cover with sauce.
  2. 2 Cover and cook on Low 6 hours, then increase heat to High, and continue cooking until the chicken is tender, about 3 hours more. Or cook on Low for 11 to 12 hours.
  3. 3 Once the chicken is tender, remove, shred, and stir it back into the mole. Serve sprinkled with slivered almonds.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 278.1
  • Carbohydrate 17.9 g
  • Cholesterol 88.6 mg
  • Fat 6.7 g
  • Fiber 3.1 g
  • Protein 36.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.4 g
  • Sodium 465 mg
  • Sugar 11.8 g


  1. I have long wanted to make mole but every recipe had over 25 ingredients and took forever to make. with just a few small changes this was 5 star! I put the chicken in frozen (helped to keep it tender) added a couple chipotles in adobo and I didn't have sesame seeds so I added - Read more ...
  2. If you are looking for your Super Bowl party meal this is it! I made this today but used 3.5 of bone in pork butt. I subbed enchilada sauce for the tomato sauce and added 4 chopped canned chipotles in lieu of hot sauce. I have been told this is the best pork I have - Read more ...
  3. This was really good! Only reason not giving it five stars is because a little more chocolate flavor in the mole would have made it perfect for us. Still considering the ease of prep I can easily remember next time to add more cocoa powder for personal preference. Thanks!
  4. sorry this is not chicken mole -- compare with the color texture and flavor of even the store-bought mole sauces from the latino section of your local grocery store -- this isnt even close nor do believe i can use this recipe as a foundation to improve upon so looking for another...
  5. After 5 hrs cooking on low I was able to shred my chicken with a plastic I don't think that there's a need for 11-12 hrs. It was delicious! Left out currants added sugar and nutmeg after reading all the's a keeper!
  6. this was delicious with a few additions/changes. i upped the comino and cinnamon to 1 tsp. of each and added 1/4 tsp. each of ground nutmeg and dried cilantro. try adding 1-2 tbsp. white sugar for a little sweetness to the sauce. i would definately recommend pureeing the sauce in a blender before adding to - Read more ...
  7. This recipe is one of our favorites. We make it for parties and our friends go crazy over it. I have never seen currants at the store, so I use 1/3 cup currant jelly instead, and I use cherry crasins (cranberries) or a rasin cranberry blend instead of just rasins.
  8. I thought this recipe was great. I only used 3/4 tsp of chile powder in response to one of the comments. I added 1/8 tsp of nutmeg 1 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp salt. I also only used yellow raisins and did not add currants. I put everything for the sauce in my food processor - Read more ...
  9. I love mole and this was my first attempt. I only made 4 servings and it didn't seem that the conversion made for enough sauce. I added some extra tomato sauce and chicken broth near the end. It didn't need the whole 10 hours to cook either. The taste was very good though. I used - Read more ...