Slow Cooker Chicken Mole


A dark, rich, complex flavored Mole recipe. I generally shred the chicken so it will soak up the mole sauce and serve it with warmed tortillas. It is always a hit with those who like spicy foods. This recipe can be played with easily to tailor it to your own level of hotness and/or cocoa/peanut flavor. Mole is a sauce that has a lot of variations. I've even served it as a dip with corn chips!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • ½ cup raisins

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (Optional)

  • 1 finely chopped canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce

  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 4 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts


  1. Place onion, raisins, garlic, sesame seeds, chopped chipotle pepper, peanut butter and crushed tomatoes in slow cooker. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, and cocoa powder. Place chicken in the sauce.

  2. Cover; cook on Low until chicken is very tender, about 5 hours.

Cook's Note

If desired remove the chicken the last hour or so, shred with 2 forks, then stir back into the sauce. Otherwise serve chicken breasts with sauce on top

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
9g Fat
28g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 290mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 808mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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