Slow Cooker Chicken Mole
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
If you haven\'t tried mole sauce, I recommend you try it. It\'s 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 slow cooker 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. Prepare veggies.
  5. Spoon the shredded chicken into tortillas to make tacos. Top with chopped cilantro as garnish.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Chicken Mole as tacos with side of veggies.

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 slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

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.

Dairy-Free Modifications

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

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you use corn tortillas in place of the flour tortillas.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the chicken with 2 forks and serve in flour tortillas with a side of veggies.

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