Traditional Chicken in Mole Doña Maria

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.


  • 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
  • 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 with Rice.


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