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Easy Mole Recipe

Do you like mole? Well then you’re going to love this super easy mole recipe I have for you today!

It’s so delicious you’ll want to eat it with your fingers!

I also have another recipe for homemade mole.

easy mole recipe

So this recipe is not homemade at all but I promise you it’s so amazing.

Plus when it comes to something like mole making it from scratch can take all day.

As delicious as mole is I really don’t have time for that most days.

So today’s recipe is perfect for whenever you get a craving for mole but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen.

While the other mole recipe I have on my blog isn’t as labor intensive as some mole recipes are, it still isn’t by any means as easy as the recipe I’m sharing today.

Dona Maria is what makes this super easy and delicious mole possible.

This recipe has just THREE ingredients. The jarred mole paste, chicken broth and chocolate.

If you’ve never had mole before I know that the combination of those three ingredients might seem weird but it’s not.

It totally works!

Have you ever had mole from Dona Maria before?

If you’re anything like me the idea of eating mole from a jar may not sound too appetizing but I urge you to try it.

It’s so worth it!

dona maria mole

What is mole supposed to taste like?’

Mole has a very complex flavor as it’s made from many different ingredients such as dried chiles, whole spices, peanuts, onion, garlic and chocolate just to name a few.

Although it’s made with dried chiles mole isn’t usually spicy.

However it can be depending on which and how many dried chiles are used.

The jarred mole paste and the chocolate will help to capture the complex flavor that homemade mole has but without all the hard work that goes into it.

How to make mole the easy way

To make the mole just empty the contents of the jar into a pot over medium low heat.

Slowly stir in 3 cups of chicken broth.

Use a wooden spoon to break up the mole paste and stir it into a smooth sauce.

You have to stir for awhile to completely break up the mole paste.

Expect to stir for ten minutes.

This is optional but I like to add half a tablet of Abuelita chocolate to the sauce.

Trust me it’s really good!

Raise heat to medium and stir until chocolate has dissolved.

Let the sauce come to a low boil.

Then let the sauce simmer for a few minutes.

The sauce is now ready.

Serve it over cooked chicken or add the chicken to the pot.

chicken in easy mole sauce

Can I add anything to this sauce?

Yes, some people like to add peanut butter to the sauce while others like to add toasted corn tortillas or toasted animal crackers.

If you choose to add the toasted corn tortillas or animal crackers I suggest blending it with some of the sauce or chicken broth and then straining it into the pot.

If you like peanut butter in mole then you may also like pollo encacahuatado which is chicken in peanut sauce.

What can I use mole sauce for?

You can use the leftover mole sauce from this recipe to make chicken mole enchiladas.

Mole sauce is also good served over turkey.

Some of my favorite ways to enjoy leftover mole sauce is over fried eggs or even with some Mexican rice and warm corn tortillas.

Also make sure you save the little jar the mole came in.

It also serves as a cute little drinking glass!

drinking glass

Looking for more delicious recipes? Try these:

Easy Mole Recipe

This is an easy mole recipe for busy moms who don’t have a lot of time to get dinner on the table.

It has come to my rescue many times.

It’s easy, delicious and inexpensive so definitely give it a try.

If you enjoyed this recipe please don’t forget to give it a rating below.

Thanks for visiting, see you soon!

easy mole recipe
3.91 from 71 votes

easy mole recipe

This incredibly easy mole recipe is a favorite of ours! Serve it over cooked chicken with a side of rice!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican recipes, mole recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 13 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 1 jar Dona Maria mole
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 Abuelita Chocolate tablet


  1. Empty the mole into a pot over medium low heat.

  2. Slowly stir in 3 cups of chicken broth. Stir continuously for about 10 minutes until you have a smooth sauce and there are no more lumps of mole paste.

  3. Add the chocolate to the sauce and raise the heat to medium. Stir until the chocolate has dissolved. Let the sauce come to a low boil and simmer for a few minutes.

  4. Serve the mole over cooked chicken. When cool refrigerate any leftovers.

Nutrition Facts
easy mole recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 13
% Daily Value*
Sodium 322mg14%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin C 6.2mg8%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Rating

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Sunday 13th of February 2022

I have to say I didn’t care for this. It had a processed or chemical taste for me. I doctored it with a little sugar, salt and lime juice and it was somewhat better. Maybe I’ll try it with the tomato sauce and/or peanut butter as some have suggested. I did the crockpot and chicken method.


Thursday 16th of December 2021

Awesome my mom also adds peanut butter about two tablespoons and a corn tortilla that has been heated over the stove to a crisp. Delicious !

Angela Foley

Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Th you so much I love mole and then I found yours love it

Annette McClain

Sunday 21st of March 2021

I am about to try this. I will let you know. I will tweek itva bit as I go just needed a guide line. Thank you


Tuesday 26th of January 2021

My favorite sauce.. I add a little peanut butter and tomato sauce. Its delicious every time. my grandma from Mexico and her mother all cheated. And used the chocolate. Along with peanut butter.


Tuesday 2nd of November 2021


Yum! Adding a 1/4 cup peanut butter and a long squirt of ketchup (no tomato sauce on hand) took the sauce in a delicious direction. I used unsweetened cocoa.


Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

How much peanut butter and how much tomato?

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