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Low Carb Chicken Mole Rojo

The various kinds of Mexican moles have always been intriguing to me, but between all the pepper roasting, and peeling and rehydrating I have shied away from making them very often.  This year we had a bumper crop of chile peppers on the farm and we have been busy smoking, drying and grinding them.  Using a ground mole blend of chiles and spices has been the key to easy moles without a loss of flavor.  Try this Rojo Chicken Mole out with one of our pepper blends or make your own blend and use it in this recipe for an easy low carb Chicken Mole that has tons of deep flavor.

Low Carb Chicken Mole Rojo

Low Carb Chicken Mole Rojo

Recipe for Low Carb (or Keto) Chicken Mole:

Low Carb Chicken Mole Rojo

An easy chicken mole using a fresh spice blend of smoked peppers, chocolate, and spices.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken mole, low carb - keto, low carb mexican, mole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author dorothy stainbrook


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 oz mole spice mix
  • 8-9 pieces chicken legs or thighs
  • 2-3 Tbsp. sesame seeds optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

  2. Heat oil in large skillet and add chopped onion.  Saute about 5 minutes or until translucent (add 2 tsp minced garlic for last minute if desired).  Add chicken broth and simmer for 15 minutes.  Let it cool a bit.

  3. While onion mix is cooling, place chicken pieces in 9 x 11 baking dish and drizzle with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes

  4. While chicken is baking, pour cooled onion mix into blender or food processor and add peanut butter and mole spice blend.  Blend until smooth.

  5. When chicken has cooked for 20 minutes, remove from oven and pour mole-peanut butter sauce over chicken in baking dish.  Place back in oven and cook for 20 more minutes at 400.

  6. Garnish with sesame seeds over the sauce and serve.

Please Note:  The mole spice blend from Heathglen is currently available at the farmers’ markets and will be available online on November 1, 2018.  If you want to order it online before November 1st email me at  Thanks!!!

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