Simplified Mole Sauce (Chocolate Sauce)
Simplified Mole Sauce (Chocolate Sauce)
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Simplified Mole Sauce (Chocolate Sauce)




  1. In a saucepan, lightly brown the onions and garlic in the oil. Add the chicken broth and tomatoes.
  2. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. In a skillet, sauté the remaining ingredients, except for the cocoa powder and honey, for a few minutes.
  4. Add the sauteed ingredients, cocoa powder and honey to the onion mixture.
  5. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Purée in a blender. Coat chicken or turkey with this sauce. Any leftovers freeze perfectly.


This chicken recipe is a very personal interpretation of a classic Mexican dish that combines turkey, spices, tomatoes, onions, chocolate and the "Mole Poblano”. It is often served at weddings or celebrations. The mole is a Mexican sauce that contains about 40 ingredients from chili peppers, herbs, seeds and nuts, with dry bread, raisins and chocolate. Needless to say I know very few people who have the patience to make this sauce, yet it is delicious. It is a Mexican student, who couldn’t live without his mother’s Mole that gave me his recipe. He uses store-bought mole, to which he adds ground almonds. Do not overcook this sauce to keep its nice consistency. If necessary, add chicken broth. You can find a canned version in Latin American grocery stores and some supermarkets in the ethnic foods aisle. Any leftovers freeze well.

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