Slow Cooker Cornish Hens in Mole Sauce

"With the Christmas holiday so close I didn't want to do a turkey so I thought I'd try something different. I love the taste of Cornish Hens and with the Mole sauce it was really tasty. I have a 7 quart slow cooker and it was just the right size for this dish. As per DH's request, I used a lot of coco powder in my mole sauce but you can use less."
photo by Chef Joey Z. photo by Chef Joey Z.
photo by Chef Joey Z.
Ready In:
6hrs 35mins




  • Turn the crock pot on high.
  • Puree the tomatoes, nut/seed butter and the tomato paste in a blender.
  • Add it to the crock pot.
  • Add all the other ingredients into the crock pot except the chicken. Whisk it all together.
  • Remove the hens from their wrappers and wash them good. Pat dry. Season with the salt and pepper.
  • Add to the crop pot whole and cover with the mole sauce.
  • Turn the crock pot down to low and cook for 6 hours.
  • Remove the hens when cooked and let them sit for a few minutes.
  • You will have a lot of mole sauce left. Save it and use it with other fowl.
  • Serve with rice, corn tortillas and scallions if you wish.
  • Bon Appetit!

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