Legendary Slow Cooker Mexican Mole Sauce Recipe

Mole is a traditional Mexican sauce from the States of Puebla and Oaxaca. Mole is an amazing and complex blend of chilies, spices, nuts, fruit, and chocolate. Depending on the recipe the ingredient list for a from-scratch mole is 20 – 30 ingredients long and takes hours to cook.

This recipe uses a slow cooker and a few convenience items to make molé easy enough for an everyday meal.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Mole Poblano - Easy Cheater Version

Course: dinner, entree, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Chicken, Mexican, Slow Cooker
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 134 kcal

I love Mole and if I have a day to kill cooking there's nothing better than homemade Mole, but there are not many days I have that kind of time and I can't find a restaurant nearby that has a good mole.

So I start with Dona Maria Mole Sauce.   It comes in two forms, a ready-to-use liquid form or in a concentrate.  With the concentrate, you add chicken stock to cook with.  I doctor it up with spices and toss it in the slow cooker.  Now we can have chicken mole any night of the week.  Don't knock it until you try it:-)



  • 6 breast chicken
  • 1 container Dona Maria Mole Sauce
  • salt
  • 1 T pepper
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 2 t cinnamon ground
  • 2 t cayenne
  • 1 T almond extract
  • 1/2 Peel of one orange
  • 1/4 C Honey preferably orange blossom
  • 2 T sesame seeds optional


  1. Season chicken with salt, and 1/2 the pepper.

  2. Toss chicken with orange and lime juice.

  3. Add chicken to slow cooker.

  4. Add Dona Maria Mole Sauce, 1/2 T pepper, cinnamon, cayenne, almond extract and orange peel.  Stir to combine.

  5. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low 6-7 hours (or longer, no need to rush home if cooking on low).

  6. 1 hour before complete add the honey.

  7. Either serve as breast or shred to use in enchiladas, tacos or burritos.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds if you like.

Recipe Notes

I like my mole spicy so I add a little more cayenne and about 2 t of Tabasco.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Mole Poblano - Easy Cheater Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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