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Chicken Mole Recipe Paleo Whole30

Chicken Mole Recipe (Paleo + Whole30)

  • Author: Caroline Fausel


  • 1 (4 oz) bag of Crio Bru Ghana French Roast
  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 t ground chipotle powder
  • 2 t chili powder
  • ½ t ground cinnamon
  • 1 t tomato paste
  • 1 c raisins
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3 T smooth almond butter
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • 1 t freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 T salt
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (or 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder), optional
  • 4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • Fresh cilantro, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced, for serving


  1. To brew the Crio Bru, add the entire contents of the 4 oz bag of Crio Bru Ghana French Roast to a french press. Add 1.5 cups of boiling water and let that brew for 8 minutes.
  2. While the Crio Bru is brewing, add olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent – approximately 5 to 7 minutes. 
  3. Stir the Crio Bru and allow to brew for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add garlic, chipotle powder, chili powder, cinnamon, tomato paste, raisins and diced tomatoes to your pot of onions and simmer for 10 minutes. 
  5. Pour the onion and spice mixture into a blender and add almond butter, Crio Bru, and chicken broth. Puree until smooth. 
  6. Return the mixture to the pot over medium heat. Gently simmer for 15 minutes to allow all of the flavors to combine, stirring occasionally.
  7. If you’re looking for an even deeper chocolate flavor, you can add unsweetened chocolate at this point and stir until melted. 
  8. Add shredded chicken and stir until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  9. Serve with tortillas and garnish with limes, avocado and cilantro.
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