Easy Chicken Mole Recipe

Easy chicken mole

  • serves 4
  • Easy

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  • red onion 2, 1 chopped, 1 sliced into rings
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • olive oil
  • chicken thighs 6 skinless, cut into strips
  • chopped tomatoes 400 tin
  • chicken stock 500ml
  • Willie's Mexican mole cacao 1/4 block
  • chilli powder a pinch
  • coriander a small bunch, leaves picked
  • cooked rice to serve
  • lime wedges to serve


  • Step 1

    Cook the chopped onion and garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil until softened. Add the chicken and fry for 2 minutes, then stir in the tomatoes and stock and bring to a simmer. Add the mole cacao and chilli and cook for another 30 minutes, until thickened.

  • Step 2

    Stir in half the coriander and serve with rice, more coriander, onion rings and lime wedges.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 243
  • Fat 11.6g
  • Saturates 3.3g
  • Carbs 9.6g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Fibre 2.6g
  • Protein 23.8g
  • Salt 0.4g