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Enmoladas (Chicken Mole Enchiladas)

Enmoladas or chicken mole enchiladas are a super easy Mexican dish that will feed your whole family! These enmoladas are filled with shredded chicken but you could always switch it out for queso fresco if you prefer. If you enjoy this recipe you’ll have to check out my barbacoa enchiladas next!

Enmoladas on a white plate and garnished with crumbled queso fresco and diced onion.

If you have leftover chicken in your fridge then this is the perfect recipe to use it up.

It is so easy and quick to make.

And not to mention very yummy.

Using the jarred mole Dona Maria makes this recipe super simple but if you have the time you could always make homemade mole.

What does mole sauce taste like?

Mole is an amazing flavor experience. It has a little of everything from spicy, sweet, nutty and a hint of bitterness but not too much. It’s one of the most amazing dishes ever if you ask me.

Is mole the same as enchilada sauce?

No, while they may look the same they are very different.

Enchilada sauce is much simpler and is made with just a few ingredients.

Meanwhile mole is much more complex and is made with many ingredients as many as 20 or more.

It takes time to make but it’s very delicious.

Ingredients needed for enmoladas

  • mole sauce
  • shredded chicken
  • corn tortillas
  • crumbled queso fresco
  • diced onion
  • oil for frying

How to make enmoladas

First of all you want to have your mole sauce cooked, hot and ready to go.

You can follow this easy mole recipe using Dona Maria.

You will also need to have the filling ready.

In this case it’s shredded chicken.

Then you can start on the tortillas.

I used only 12 in this recipe because I didn’t have enough chicken to use more but you can make as many as you need.

The tortillas need to be fried quickly.

Frying them makes them pliable and prevents them from getting soggy from the mole sauce.

frying tortilla

After frying the tortillas transfer them to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

After the mole is cooked and the tortillas are fried the enmoladas are ready to be assembled.

Dip one tortilla at a time into the mole sauce. Then fill it with the chicken.

Don’t add too much chicken or it will be difficult to close the enmoladas.

tortilla dipped in mole sauce and filled with shredded chicken

Close the tortilla by rolling it and repeat these steps with the remaining tortillas.


That’s all there is to it. See how easy it is?

That’s why it’s one of our favorite recipes.

I used 3 cups of shredded chicken and 12 tortillas for this recipe.

If you have more chicken then you can fry more tortillas and make more enmoladas.

The mole recipe makes a lot so if you want to use it all for enmoladas definitely use more chicken and tortillas.

You could also use queso fresco as a filling instead of the shredded chicken or you could use both!

What do you put mole sauce on?

Besides enchiladas mole sauce taste really good on fried eggs. I also like it on my rice.

Looking for more delicious recipes? Give these a try:

Easy enmoladas recipe

Chicken mole enchiladas are super easy to prepare therefore they make for an incredible and delicious easy weeknight dinner.

They are a really great way to use leftover chicken.

Make sure to serve them with your favorite Mexican sides such as pinto beans and rice.

And lastly don’t forget to top them with your favorite garnishes such as queso fresco and diced onion

I hope you enjoyed todays easy recipe.

and I hope you enjoy it just as much as we do.

Let know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to leave it a rating.

Thank you so much for visiting, see you soon!

chicken mole enchiladas garnished with queso fresco and diced onion
3.8 from 5 votes

Chicken Mole Enchiladas

Chicken mole enchiladas also known as “enmoladas” are a delicious and super easy Mexican meal your family will love!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword enchiladas, mole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 171 kcal
Author Carissa


  • mole sauce
  • 3 cups chicken shredded and warmed
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • queso fresco optional
  • diced onion optional


  1. Heat up a skillet with enough oil for frying. Once oil is hot quickly fry the tortillas one at a time for a few seconds on each side.

  2. Transfer the tortillas to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

  3. Dip one tortilla at a time into the mole sauce. Then fill it with the shredded chicken and roll it up like an enchilada. Don’t add too much chicken or it will be difficult to close the enchilada.

  4. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

  5. Serve. Pour more mole sauce over the enchiladas if desired. Top with your favorite garnishes.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Mole Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 42mg2%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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