Pollo En Mole (Chicken in Mole Sauce)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A chicken dish from the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. I found it on a website stating that it came from a family in Cancun.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash chicken and cut into large chunks.
  2. Place in a pot with enough water to cover the chicken and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer on medium for about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove all of the broth and add back 1 cup of that broth to the pot.
  5. Mix together the peanut butter, chocolate syrup, chili powder, tomato sauce, cloves, cinnamon, paprika and salt in a bowl and then add to the pot. Mix well.
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook for about 30 minutes.
  7. Serve with warm tortillas.
Most Helpful

this is an amazingly simple recipe and tastes great! it was my husband's first time having mole (and my hundredth) and he absolutely loved it. i added a lot more chocolate and doubled the recipe because i like a lot of sauce (i serve it over rice). i'm going to use it to make mole enchiladas tonight. thanks for sharing.

veg chick 85 December 02, 2009

This was my first attempt to make my own Mole, rather than buying a can of the base and going from there. This was FANTASTIC!! I made it for my DH for his birthday dish, per his request. I did add more cinnamon (almost 3 times the called amount) and tripled the recipe because we had company coming over. It went over very well, and I am so glad that I stumbled upon this recipe for this sauce. It has everything that I have on hand, and now I will never buy the canned sauce again. Thanks so much!!!

~*Miss Diggy*~ January 28, 2007

This was good, but I thought it needed something else - just couldn't quite put my finger on what. Maybe some sugar or more salt? Maybe more seasoning in general (other than the chili powder, which was plenty)... Otherwise, this was super easy and quick to throw together. Made a nice soft taco with some lettuce and sour cream. Thanks for posting!

flower7 March 12, 2010