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Quick Chicken Mole

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"This is a microwave version of Mole Poblano, which consists of chicken in a dark, spicy chocolaty sauce full of nuts and sesame seeds. Most traditional mole recipes require several hours of preparation and cooking time; this version is for those of us who have limited time for cooking! Muy bien!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place butter, onion and garlic in a 3 quart microwave safe casserole dish. Cover and microwave on low for 2 to 3 minutes, or until butter is melted and onion is starting to soften.
  2. Mix in the bay leaf, peppercorns, cloves, tomato sauce, chicken broth, anise seeds, cinnamon, sugar, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, almonds and bread. Cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in chocolate until it is melted, then add chicken pieces, coating each piece with mole sauce. Cover and microwave on high for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear (meat will be starting to fall away from the bone). Note: While cooking chicken, rearrange pieces after 10 and 20 minutes to ensure even cooking.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 21, 2005

!Que bueno! My husband is a huge fan of mole. I've tried several recipes, but none were a hit with him or compared with restaurant moles. He LOVES this recipe. The only changes I would make next time would be to cut the amount of almonds in half and 1 less TBS of chili pepper flakes. I baked the chicken with the sauce (instead of doing it in the microwave) and served it over sticky white rice. This is a huge time saver from the recipes that take hours to prepare...and we like the taste of this one MUCH better. Thank you!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2003

The first time we made this it was pretty good, but subsequent times, we did not like it. My husband and I LOVE mole, but this recipe just doesn't cut it. We will have to keep looking for a winner. A big plus though is how quick this recipe is.


10 Ratings

Feb 20, 2005

I simmered the sauce on the stove and sliced the chicken and fried it till just cooked. Turned out very well. Not exactly the strong chocolate mole I love from Mexico, but close, and much faster. Satisfied my craving for mole that night, and all ingredients were on hand in the pantry.

Feb 08, 2008

No matter what recipe I come across, theres always going to be a missing ingredient. I didn't have bay leaves, ground cloves,chicken broth,anise seed,dried red chile pepper, sesame seeds, slivered almonds,Mexican chocolate nor white bread, and so I had to improvise with the stuff I did have: soup base, water, chile powder: varies how hot you want it, 2 t. sesame seed oil, 6 to 8 whole cloves, and 50g semi sweet chocolate, and 1 T. chili flakes,3 sugar cubes, and salt, and remaining ingredients listed for this recipe. I cooked it on a stove in a good size pan. I made it for my hasband and he loves it so much I made it the following day. Thank You for this recipe.

Jan 14, 2008

I did not like this recipe. I like thin saucy mole and this is chunky and thick. It tasted like a mash of different flavors and never united for me.

Sep 10, 2009

this was nice. My first time to make mole. It was a little too spicy (hot) and I'm not afraid of heat,next time i'll just keep adding slowly till a get a heat I can handle.I also added 2 TBS more chocolate ( I used hershey's baking choc.It's not the same but I had no options).In our home we added a little peanut butter. Gives it a nice taste and is soposed to bring the heat down. I just like the over all flavor it gives. Thanks for posting.

Feb 09, 2009

I decided to make this recipe in a saucepan rather than the microwave, mostly because my casserole dish is too large to fit in my microwave. I changed the proportions of some of the ingredients, as well. I added extra tomato sauce, and doubled most of the recipe (made for 7 people rather than 4). It was my first attempt at a mole sauce, so overall I am very pleased. Thanks for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 1235 kcal
  • 62%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 356 mg
  • 119%
  • Fat
  • 85.4 g
  • 131%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 90.6 g
  • 181%
  • Sodium
  • 727 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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