Quick Chicken Mole

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 15 ml

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 300
Calories from Fat: 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 13g 20
Saturated Fat: 2.5g 12
Cholesterol: 125mg 42
Sodium: 370mg 15
Sugars: 6g
Total Carbohydrate: 13g 4
Dietary Fiber: 2g 8
Protein: 32g
Vitamin A: 15
Vitamin C: 8
Calcium: 4
Iron: 25

Quick Chicken Mole

Making authentic mole can be a time-consuming process. This quick and easy version takes a fraction of the time and is equally delicious.

prep 20min cook 21min stand 0min total 41min yield 6svgs

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 15 ml

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 300
Calories from Fat: 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 13g 20%
Saturated Fat: 2.5g 12%
Cholesterol: 125mg 42%
Sodium: 370mg 15%
Sugars: 6g
Total Carbohydrate: 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%
Protein: 32g
Vitamin A: 15%
Vitamin C: 8%
Calcium: 4%
Iron: 25%


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 dried ancho or California chile, stemmed, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1/2 chipotle chile in adobo sauce from a can
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup diced canned tomatoes with juice
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons raisins or currants
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ ABUELITA Mexican Chocolate Style Flavor NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (6 thighs total)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges
  • Cooked rice and/or warm corn tortillas for serving (optional)


PREHEAT grill to high.

HEAT oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes or until softened.

STIR in ancho chile, morsels, chipotle chile and cinnamon; cook for 1 minute or until spices are fragrant and chocolate is melted.

STIR in garlic; cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in water, tomatoes with juice, almonds, raisins, sesame seeds and bouillon; cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until slightly thickened.

TRANSFER chile mixture to a blender or food processor along with Coffee-mate; cover. Blend until smooth. You should have about 1 2/3 cups mole sauce.

PLACE chicken in large bowl; top with 2/3 cup mole sauce. Toss to coat.

GRILL chicken for about 8 minutes, turning once, until browned and no longer pink in center. Place chicken on a serving plate, sprinkle with cilantro leaves and additional sesame seeds. Serve with remaining 1 cup mole sauce, lime wedges, cooked rice and/or tortillas.

Cook’s Tip: Like a lot of sauce? The Mole Sauce can be easily doubled. Just increase cook times by a minute or two (excluding garlic cook time). Sauce may be prepared, cooled and refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. Loosen the sauce with a small amount of water if needed.