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Slow Cooker Mole Chicken

This post is sponsored by Forte Artisan Chocolates. All opinions are my own as always.

Just set it and forget it when making this easy and delicious Slow Cooker Mole Chicken bursting with chocolate, chile, and spices.

Celebrate Life Through Chocolate, with Forte Chocolate. This recipe is traditionally a labor of love, with a long list of ingredients that needs to be toasted, ground, and slowly simmered with frequent stirring.

For this recipe, prep is easy, just place all of the ingredients in a blender and let the slow cooker do the simmering.

This recipe yields about 2 cups additional mole sauce; you can use this for enchiladas, as a topper for pork chops, or as a phenomenal stir-in for chili. Make sure to serve with lots of tortilla chips to soak up the delicious sauce.


  • Forte Aztec Soul Chili Pepper Dark Chocolate

  • chicken thighs 

  • salt

  • pepper

  • tomatoes

  • onion, chopped

  • dried ancho chiles

  • chipotle chile in adobo sauce

  • slivered almonds

  • Forte Aztec Soul Chili Pepper Dark Chocolate 

  • garlic cloves

  • extra-virgin olive oil

  • ground cumin 

  • ground cinnamon

  • Cilantro

Dark chocolate and spices add richness to this chile sauce called mole pronounced (MOH-lay). I simmered the mole sauce in a slow cooker along with chicken thighs for a comforting and warming weeknight meal.

Place all of the ingredients in a blender.

Chop up Forte Aztec Soul Chocolate bar.

Add to blender.

Add garlic and spices.

Blend until smooth.

Pour over chicken thighs in slow cooker. Cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

This Mole sauce is unbelievably delicious and the chicken melts in your mouth!

Tender and flavorful mole chicken.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole


  • 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 12)
  • Coarse Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp dried ancho chiles
  • 1 large chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 ounces Forte Aztec Soul Chili Pepper Dark Chocolate, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Fresh Cilantro for serving


  2. Season chicken thighs with salt and place in a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker.
  3. In a blender, puree tomatoes, onion, ancho and chipotle chiles, almonds, chocolate, garlic, oil, cumin, and cinnamon until smooth.
  4. Add tomato mixture to slow cooker, cover, and cook on high until chicken is tender, 4 hours (or 8 hours on low).
  5. Serve chicken and sauce topped with cilantro.
  6. Serve rice.

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Nettie Moore is the cook, baker, photographer and designer behind Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog. Nettie is a self-trained cook and baker. She loves creating easy recipes that don’t call for a lot of unknown ingredients. Nettie’s Blueberry Skillet Cake has been featured in Taste Of Home Magazine and her Peach Raspberry Pie has won awards! She was born and raised in Southern California and now calls New England her home, where she lives with her husband and two children. Follow Nettie on her blog, Moore or Less Cooking, or on FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOOGLE+ | PINTEREST BLOGLOVIN INSTAGRAMFree email subscription

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Sunday 21st of October 2018

That sauce looks/sounds so, so good! Can't wait to try making it! -


Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

Thank you Farrah! Hope you get a chance to make it, it is fabulous!!


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