Slow Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole (Whole30, Keto)

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Chocolate, cinnamon and almond butter make this slow cooker chocolate chicken mole sauce authentic as well as low carb and Keto! This mexican recipe is smokey and slightly bitter.

chocolate chicken mole sauce

When this recipe for Chocolate Chicken Mole was bubbling away in the slow cooker, my stomach would not stop  constantly screaming to eat.  

I felt like it had turned into a toddler having a temper tantrum over some candy.

 I could not wait to  inhale this deliciousness that my friend Arsy, from Rubies and Radishes, had created  for her cookbook The Paleo Foodie Cookbook.

 It was so stinking good, I ate seconds.

This book is a gorgeous testimony to Paleo eating and, I’m just going to say, BUY IT!

 Just do it.  

The Paleo Foodie Rubies and Radishes Review

What you’ll need for this Recipe:

How to Make This Chocolate Chicken Mole Sauce Recipe:

Generous salt and pepper the chicken.

Place a pan over medium heat and add the ghee.

Once the ghee has warmed, add the chicken and brown on all sizes. This may need to be done in batches.

Move the chicken to slow cooker.

Add onion to the same pan and saute until translucent.

Add garlic and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.

Transfer onion and garlic to the slow cooker.

Add the tomatoes, chili peppers, almond butter, dark chocolate, salt and spices to the slow cooker.

Cook on low to 4 to 6 hours or until the chicken is tender and pulls apart easily.

Top mole with the avocado, cilantro and jalapeno and serve!

If you like this Chocolate Chicken Mole recipe, you’ll love:

Slow Cooker Chili Verde (Keto, Whole 30)

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork (Keto, Whole30)

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole

Slow Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
This mexican recipe uses a chocolate mole sauce that is rich with spices and just a touch of bitterness.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Generous salt and pepper the chicken.
  2. Place a pan over medium heat and add the ghee.
  3. Once the ghee has warmed, add the chicken and brown on all sizes. This may need to be done in batches.
  4. Move the chicken to slow cooker.
  5. Add onion to the same pan and saute until translucent.
  6. Add garlic and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Transfer onion and garlic to the slow cooker.
  8. Add the tomatoes, chili peppers, almond butter, dark chocolate, salt and spices to the slow cooker.
  9. Cook on low to 4 to 6 hours or until the chicken is tender and pulls apart easily.
  10. Top mole with the avocado, cilantro and jalapeno and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 328 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 113mg Sodium: 336mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Protein: 27g

Recipe reprinted with the express permission from Arsy @ Rubies and Radishes.

46 Comments

  1. Andrea April 23, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I have got to make this! It looks yummy, and any time I can use the crockpot, it makes my day.

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  2. Andrea April 23, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I already follow you on facebook

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  3. Andrea April 23, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I am now following you on pinterest!

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  4. Andrea April 23, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I’m following rubies and radishes on pinterest too.

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  5. dori April 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Okay this is going in the cooker now. And I rarely part with my dark chocolate for anything!!

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  6. nikko April 23, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    followed both pinterest links…

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  7. Arsy April 23, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you so much for the lovely review, Kelly! You are such a talented photographer!

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  8. Laura T. April 23, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    this looks delicious! i am definitely making this this weekend – our oven just broke and a new one wont be here for another 1-2 weeks, so we’re stuck with the slow cooker and microwave.

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  9. Laura T. April 23, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    i follow rubies and radishes on pinterest!

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  10. Laura T. April 23, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    i follow a girl worth saving on pinterest!

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  11. Roslyn April 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    This looks really good – can almost taste it by reading the recipe. Will be adding this to my favorites.

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  12. Rice April 23, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    chocolate & chicken. I will follow you wherever you go! social media needs more deliciousness 🙂

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  13. Shell Feis April 24, 2014 at 2:45 am

    That recipe sounds delicious- I love using my slow cooker!

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  14. Shell Feis April 24, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Already like you on FB as Shell Feis

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  15. Shell Feis April 24, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Now following Rubies and Radishes on Pinterest as {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker

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  16. Shell Feis April 24, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Already following you on Pinterest as {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker

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  17. Butt;oni April 24, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Oh, my this sounds good. Had a close friend and neighbor make her family recipe for us one time and thought it one of the best chicken dishes I’d ever eaten. Will try this soon, as I have ALL the ingredients on hand.

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  18. Kiersten April 24, 2014 at 7:10 am

    This looks so delicious! I love crokpot recipes!

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  19. Kiersten April 24, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I follow you on facebook

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  20. Kiersten April 24, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I follow you on pinterest!

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  21. Kiersten April 24, 2014 at 7:12 am

    I follow Arsy on pinterest!

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  22. Keisha Flanagan May 1, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Sounds great! Can’t wait to try it!

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  23. Didi May 24, 2014 at 10:38 am

    WOW!!! Just made this recipe and it is quite spectacular! I’ve eaten my share of mole many times, but this is a great modification to it! I didn’t have the chilis on hand, but will try next time. I also used pre-cooked chicken breast and whipped it up rather quickly in a pan, (couldn’t wait!), and let it simmer for a short bit. Big thumbs up!! 🙂

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    1. Kelly Bejelly May 25, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      Yeah! I’m so glad you loved it Didi 🙂

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  24. Tom October 5, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Just found this recipe today and am eager to try it.

    Based on local avaiability (or not) of dried peppers and chili pwders, what do you recommend as substitutions… based on heat and flavor?aa

    What are “New Mexico” peppers? How mild/hot? What sort of flavor?

    If guajillo chili powder is not immediately available is cayenne a reasonable substitute? If not…?

    Thanks.

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    1. Kelly Bejelly October 9, 2014 at 7:54 am

      This wasn’t spicey at all Tom. I would use chili powder not cayenne as a substitute

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  25. Jody February 2, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Made this tonight!!! So tasty and rich and healthy tasting. I did add some honey though it was just as good without. YUM!!

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  26. Caitlin February 23, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Can you replace the almond butter with something else for someone with a nut allergy?

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    1. Kelly Bejelly February 24, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Sunbutter should work. It will change the flavor a touch.

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  27. Kelly @ The Nourishing Home March 13, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    LOVE this recipe, sweet friend! So I included it in my contributor post – “50 Fabulous Grain-Free Slow Cooker Meals” – over at Keeper of the Home. I hope it sends lots of new friends your way! 🙂

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  28. Christy December 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Do you think it would be good if I subbed some cocoa powder for the chocolate? I am looking for things I can make on Whole30.

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    1. Kelly Bejelly January 18, 2016 at 10:15 am

      I don’t see why that wouldn’t work hun.

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  29. Raia January 14, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Wow. Chocolate and chicken. Could it get any better?

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  30. Kelly November 28, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I am so excited to make this! Do you know how many carbs is in this recipe? Total Fat? Thank you for sharing!

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  31. April January 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    We made this tonight and it’s terrible, The end result is nothing like mole. It tasted like almond butter tomato sauce. Glad some people liked it. Sadly, we’ll be throwing this out and going out to dinner.

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  32. Michelle February 2, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Kelly, This looks delicious! Do you have suggestions for the Almond Butter? My son is allergic to tree nuts. Would peanut butter work in it’s place?

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    1. Kelly Bejelly February 3, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Yes, peanut butter would totally work hun

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  33. Krista Jeski October 17, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Can’t wait to try these recipes. They look scrumptious.

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  34. Cara January 14, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Just made this today and it was a big hit!!! So good and so easy to make.

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  35. Chloe January 28, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Hi! I was wondering if you could make this boneless chicken breast and thighs? And if so, does that change the cook time? Thank you!

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    1. Kelly Bejelly January 29, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      I’ve never made it this way but you would probably have to reduce the cook time.

      Reply

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