Simple Chicken Mole

Simple yet full of the rich chocolate/peanut mole flavor you love, DOÑA MARÍA® Original Mole Sauce takes the hard work out of this recipe.


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  • 3 tablespoons

    olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon

    kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon

    ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    ground white pepper

  • 8

    chicken thighs

  • 3 tablespoons

    fresh lime juice

  • 1 cup

    DOÑA MARÍA® Original Mole Sauce

  • 1 cup

    low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1/4 cup

    fresh cilantro, chopped

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Serves 8



  1. Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. Heat olive oil in large, high-sided, oven-proof skillet over medium heat.

  3. Combine salt, cumin, garlic powder and pepper in small mixing bowl. 

  4. Season chicken thighs with spice blend. 

  5. Add chicken to pan, skin side down and brown until golden, about 5 minutes. 

  6. Turn chicken thighs over and add lime juice, scraping up any browned bits on bottom of the pan.

  7. Add DOÑA MARÍA® Original Mole Sauce and chicken broth and stir gently to dissolve sauce.

  8. Place pan in oven and bake uncovered 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. 

  9. Remove pan from oven and transfer chicken to platter. 

  10. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve chicken with HERDEZ® Salsa Verde Green Rice.


HERDEZ® Salsa Verde Mild/Medium

Great as an authentic dip or sauce that adds bright, zesty flavor.

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