Try this recipe for chicken mole, then check out our chicken tinga, chicken fajitas, chicken tacos and more easy Mexican recipes.

It can take days to make an authentic Mexican mole, and some recipes have over 25 ingredients. If you fancy skipping a few steps, Willie’s Cacao (Mexican mole cacao, £9/135g) packs ancho, pasilla and mulato chillies, almonds, peanuts and spices into a cacao (raw chocolate) block so all you need to do is melt it into your sauce.


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


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