Recipe By Darren
Published Jun 19th
Super Chicken Mole
Prep 20m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 50m
Servings 3 servings Calories 381.3

A straightforward version of the classic Chicken Mole. Chicken breasts are simmered in a dark tomato chile sauce with a hint of chocolate. Serve with rice or corn tortillas.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 pound tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 hot chile peppers, minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, grated
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 bunch chopped cilantro

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and cook for a few minutes, then stir in tomatoes, and cook until they release all of their juice. Stir in the hot chile peppers, cilantro, black pepper and sugar. Bring to a boil, and let it cook for about 10 minutes to thicken.
  2. 2 Add chicken breasts to the skillet, along with the oregano, cinnamon, cumin, bay leaf, chocolate and lime juice. Simmer over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken breasts are cooked through. Chicken breasts should have an internal temperature of 170 degrees F (75 degrees C) when fully cooked. Remove bay leaf, and serve chicken breasts smothered in sauce. Garnish with additional fresh parsley or cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 381.3
  • Carbohydrate 24.9 g
  • Cholesterol 60.9 mg
  • Fat 22.1 g
  • Fiber 7.6 g
  • Protein 28.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.2 g
  • Sodium 79.1 mg
  • Sugar 9.8 g


  1. We doctored this a bit added chicken stock and cooked it down and pureed the veggies. It was still not the mole taste I was looking for. There's definately something lacking here and I don't see how there could have been anything closer to mole had the recipe been followed exactly. Not too bad to - Read more ...
  2. I followed the directions to a T and couldn't even bring myself to serve it for dinner. A great way to waste your ingredients...will never make this recipe again. EVER.
  3. Followed recipe excattly. It was very good but next time I will puree the rasians and the currents and maybe add 1/4 cup of peanut butter.
  4. This recipe was very tasty if you are into mole with a lot of veggies (onion and tomato.) I loved the dark chocolate/cinnamon combo and have added this into my permanent recipe box! Thanks!
  5. Chicken en Mole is what I always order at Mexican restaurants and this was similar but not good enough. I added more sugar and even semi-sweet chocolate chips to make it sweeter.
  6. Much too thin for a good mole. Flavors a bit offand not complex enough
  7. This was a good recipe! I didn't use as many onions because I had less chicken breasts. After the chicken was cooked I shredded it and added it again to the mole then used it for burritos. The combination of chicken mole rice beans and toppings for the burrito made it very good.
  8. This is easy to make however it is too chocolatety for my and my husband's taste. I will not use this recipe again.
  9. This is not like any other mole that I have had. However with that said I don't think it's that bad of a dish either. I used leg quarters vs breasts. Usually I think mole is served with chicken pieces. I think it added some additional flavor. Just know what you are getting into.