Sensational Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Mole


Immerse yourself in the rich, complex flavors of our Sensational Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Mole. This dish is a symphony of aromatic spices, tender chicken, and the subtle hint of chocolate, all melding together in your slow cooker. Perfect for keto enthusiasts and flavor adventurers alike, this dish promises a culinary journey right in the comfort of your home.

Sensational Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours and 20 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: Approximately 1 cup

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 310 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 9g (Net carbs: 6g)
  • Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g


  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless: 1.5 pounds (680 grams)
  • Almond butter: 2 tablespoons (32 grams)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: 2 tablespoons (11 grams)
  • Chicken broth, low sodium: 1 cup (240 ml)
  • Diced tomatoes, canned: 1 cup (225 grams)
  • Chili powder: 1 tablespoon (8 grams)
  • Garlic, minced: 3 cloves (9 grams)
  • Cumin, ground: 1 teaspoon (2 grams)
  • Cinnamon, ground: ½ teaspoon (1 gram)
  • Cloves, ground: a pinch (0.2 grams)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Season and Sear Chicken: Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. In a skillet over medium heat, sear the chicken on both sides until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  2. Prepare Mole Sauce: In a blender, combine almond butter, cocoa powder, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, chili powder, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, and cloves. Blend until smooth.
  3. Slow Cook: Pour the mole sauce over the chicken in the slow cooker. Ensure all pieces are well-coated. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Shred and Serve: Once cooked, shred the chicken with two forks and stir into the sauce. Let it rest for 10 minutes for flavors to meld.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Brown the Chicken: Searing the chicken before slow cooking deepens the flavors.
  • Quality Cocoa: Use high-quality, unsweetened cocoa powder for the best flavor.
  • Sauce Consistency: If the sauce is too thick, add a bit more chicken broth to reach your desired consistency.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I use chicken breasts instead of thighs?

A: Yes, chicken breasts can be used but keep in mind that thighs tend to be juicier and more flavorful.

Q: How can I make this dish spicier?

A: Add a bit of cayenne pepper or a diced chipotle pepper to the mole sauce for extra heat.

Q: Is this dish freezer-friendly?

A: Absolutely! This chicken mole freezes well. Just thaw and reheat before serving.

There you have it, a keto-friendly twist on a classic Mexican dish that's as delightful to the palate as it is to your health. Let your slow cooker do the magic and enjoy the burst of flavors in every bite. Share this Sensational Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Mole with family and friends, and let the fiesta of flavors begin!