Instant Pot Chicken Mole
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
If you have not tried mole sauce, I recommend you try it. It is a different flavor combination, and difficult to describe. But this version is quite delicious and I think you will enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 8 - boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - 28 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 - oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 - tsp cinnamon
  • 1 - tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - chopped cilantro**
  • Side: - flour tortillas**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the white onion.
  2. Shave the bittersweet chocolate.
  3. Place the chicken thighs into the base of the Instant Pot insert and add the chopped onion, crushed tomatoes, shaved chocolate, ground cumin, cinnamon, chipotle chili powder and garlic powder. Stir the sauce gently. set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Once finished cooking, shred the chicken with 2 forks and mix into the mole sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Steam valve: Sealing.
  5. Cook on: Manual/High for 22 to 25 minutes.
  6. Release: 10-minute Natural or Natural release.
  7. Prepare veggies.
  8. Spoon the shredded chicken into tortillas to make tacos. Top with chopped cilantro as garnish.
  9. Serve Slow Cooker Chicken Mole as tacos with side of veggies. Or you can serve shredded chicken over rice for gluten-free option.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 small white onions.
  2. Shave 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 8 boneless chicken thighs
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • 1 - 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • Half of the shaved chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the instant pot and cooking as directed.

Special notes

Look for the bittersweet chocolate squares on the baking aisle. Place on cutting board and carefully shave them with sharp knife, before adding to sauce.
Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you serve over rice, or use corn tortillas in place of the flour tortillas.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Chicken Mole

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 22 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Once cooked, shred the chicken with 2 forks. Cook for 25 minutes if cooking from frozen.
Serve over rice with side salad.

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