Crockpot Chicken Mole – don’t spend all day slaving over the stove to make mole, here is a recipe to make it in a crock pot.

Simple, Mexican inspired chicken dish that is ready to eat when you are. After having traditional mole, I decided to come up with a recipe that I could put on in the morning and let cook all day. This is what I came up with.


Crock pot Chicken Mole

Thanks to eysterfamily for sharing her crock pot recipe.

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Crockpot Chicken Mole

Don’t spend all day slaving over the stove to make mole, here is a recipe to make it in a crockpot.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken, Crockpot, Mole, Slow Cooker Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 463kcal


  • 5 pound whole chicken cleaned and giblets/neck discarded
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chicken base
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 14.5 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 ounce Mexican chocolate Abuelita
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Place all ingredients except chicken into your crock pot. Mix well while heating on high. After chocolate is mostly melted add your chicken. Cover and cook the entire day, or at least 6 hours. Check taste for salt. To serve, strain sauce and retain. Pull chicken off the bone.


Serve with warm tortillas, make burritos and serve with cheese and sour cream. You can also serve this over white rice. This is a recipe that is requested constantly at potlucks and my 12 and 7 year olds love it.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 970mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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      • Meghan

        Thanks. I know the slow cooker function on an instant pot is not that great. I’ll just stick with making it in my crockpot!!

      • Stephanie

        To cook it in the instant pot, I believe would take 20 minutes on high pressure. I think this recipe would benefit from the longer cooking time.

    • Patty Amato

      The picture shows a raw, whole chicken, and since the recipe does not say “cooked” chicken, that indicates raw.

    • Stephanie Manley

      I would most likely try the cashew butter, and then the almond butter in that order. Not sure how this would work out though. Let me know how it works out for you!

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