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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 you’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!

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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.

Steph Dorsky

Sunday 29th of November 2020

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).

Kelly Bejelly

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

I'll be honest, I don't think it will work without these ingredients. You might be better off trying to find and AIP Chicken Mole recipe.

Chloe

Sunday 28th of January 2018

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!

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 29th of January 2018

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

Cara

Sunday 14th of January 2018

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

Krista Jeski

Tuesday 17th of October 2017

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

Michelle

Thursday 2nd of February 2017

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?

Kelly Bejelly

Friday 3rd of February 2017

Yes, peanut butter would totally work hun

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