Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 6:00 h
  • Ready In: 6:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    33.0 g
  • Cholesterol

    68.4 mg
  • Fat

    10.1 g
  • Fiber

    5.0 g
  • Protein

    31.4 g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.0 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    358.0 mg
  • Sugar

    22.8 g
  • Trans Fat

    3.8 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    2.2 g
  • Potassium

    392.7 mg
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Slow cooker chicken mole. Make a delicious dinner with minimal effort by using your slow cooker to whip up this classic Mexican dish. This chicken mole recipe is easy to make and packed with flavor. Enjoy a delicious meal any night of the week!

This yummy mole sauce was made with canned chili beans. Very easy and delicious recipe!

What is Chicken Mole and How Does a Slow Cooker Help?

Chicken Mole is a traditional Mexican dish that is made with a complex blend of spices, chilies, and chocolate. It’s a rich and flavorful dish that can be enjoyed by the whole family. And with the help of a slow cooker, you can make this delicious meal in no time.

The slow cooker helps to bring out all the flavors of the ingredients used in Chicken Mole. It also helps to tenderize the chicken so it’s juicy and full of flavor. Plus, you don’t have to worry about constantly stirring or watching over your food while it cooks – just set it and forget it!

If you’re looking for an easy but delicious meal that is sure to please everyone in your family, look no further than Chicken Mole cooked in a slow cooker. With just a few ingredients and minimal effort, you can enjoy this classic Mexican dish anytime!

Tasty Variations of The Classic Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

Slow cooker chicken mole is a classic Mexican dish that is easy to prepare and has a rich and flavorful taste. The dish is composed of several ingredients, including chiles, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and chocolate.

Types of Chicken Mole: One example of a chicken mole is Mole Negro, which is popular in Puebla. In this dish, the main ingredients are chocolate and coffee with a base made from pumpkin seeds, garlic, and chiles. Tortillas are then wrapped around the chicken to make tacos. This dish has an intense and rich flavor that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or main dish. Here are some different types of moles:

Chicken Mole Verde (Green Chicken Mole) – In this type of chicken mole, tomatillos replace tomatoes while hot peppers replace peppers as the predominant ingredient. Here, the mole is served with tortillas and rice.

Oaxacan Chicken Mole – In this type of chicken mole, the main ingredients are avocado, ground pumpkin seeds, and green tomatillos. The dish has an intense and rich flavor that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or main dish. Oaxacan Chicken Mole is traditionally served with tortillas, chiles rellenos, and a side of guacamole.

Chicken Mole Poblano – In this type of chicken mole, the main ingredients are cocoa powder, dried chile peppers (chilis moras), and chocolate which gives it a rich, deep flavor. The dish has a complex and somewhat spicy taste that is traditionally served with tortillas, chiles rellenos, rice, and beans.

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

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  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • sesame seeds
  • mole sauce (recipe follows)
  • Mole Sauce: 15 oz (450 ml) can beans in hot chili sauce,undrained
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 oz (15 g) unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds


Step 1

Spoon 1 cup (250 ml) mole sauce into slow cooker. Top with chicken drumsticks. Pour remaining sauce over.

Step 2

Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 4-6 hours or until chicken is tender.

Step 3

Remove cooked chicken from slow cooker. Transfer to serving platter. Pour sauce over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

Step 4

For Mole Sauce:In a food processor, combine all sauce ingredients. Process until smooth. Makes 2 ½ cups.

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