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Last Updated on November 28, 2020

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

Bowl of chicken mole with cilantro, avocado and tomato in the background

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. Almost like the time we made this delicious instant pot Mexican chicken recipe.

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

 Just do it.  

photo of the cookbook The Paleo Foodie Rubies and Radishes Review

What youโ€™ll need for this Recipe:

How to Make This Chicken Mole 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, youโ€™ll love:

Slow Cooker Chili Verde (Keto, Whole 30)

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork (Keto, Whole30)

Did you make and love this recipe?  Give your review below and make sure you share your creations by tagging me on Instagram!

chocolate chicken mole
Yield: 10

Chicken Mole

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 in this Chicken Mole recipe

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: 328Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 336mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 27g

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

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48 Comments

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 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.

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

  7. LOVE this recipe, sweet friend! So I included it in my contributor post โ€“ โ€œ50 Fabulous Grain-Free Slow Cooker Mealsโ€ โ€“ over at Keeper of the Home. I hope it sends lots of new friends your way! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

  11. 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!

  12. Hey, I wanted to make a mole dish that was both nightshade free and Paleo friendly. Is there anything I could use to replace the tomatoes? If not, how do you think it would turn out with the other ingredients- chocolate, almond butter, cinnamon/other spices (minus pepper and tomatoes).