Mexican Enmoladas

The dark mole sauce is made with several chilies, nuts, and chocolate. It is such a fabulous combination. Think of a chocolate bar with nuts and chili flavor. Preparing the mole sauce is usually labor-intensive and time-consuming. This recipe is a delicious shortcut with all the three important chilies: ancho, guajillo, and pasilla. It is even easier if you skip the tortillas and just pour the sauce over roasted meat.
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3


Shopping list

  • 1 lbs chicken breast cut each 2 times
  • 1 bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 oz dark chocolate bar min. 70% cacao
  • 2-4 avocado sliced
  • 8-12 tortillas

Optional Toppings

  • tomato/es
  • lettuce
  • crumbled cheese
  • sour cream

You might have

  • 2 cups rice
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 lime or lemon for juice
  • sugar or honey or agave syrup
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Culinary Spice Kit (see notes for homemade enmolada spices)

  • Pouch [1] Ancho chili powder, pasilla chili powder, cinnamon, oregano
  • Pouch [2] Guajillo chili powder



  • Cook rice according to package instructions.


  • In a large PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil.
  • Add garlic and onions. Stir-fry 3 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • Add chicken, bell pepper, Enmoladas Spices [1].
  • Add to taste: salt, pepper, Enmoladas Spices [2].
  • Stir-fry 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Stir in broth and tomato puree.
  • Add salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cover. Bring to boil.
  • Cook 15 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • Stir in almond butter and chocolate. '
  • Add sugar to taste.
  • Cook 10 minutes over low heat.
  • Take chicken out and shred it with two forks.


  • In a separate PAN, heat some oil and fry each tortilla 15 seconds on each side.


  • Fill each tortilla with some chicken, sauce, optional tomato slices and lettuce. Roll it up.


  • Place roll on plate, top with sauce.
  • Serve with rice and avocado with lime juice.
  • Optional sprinkle with cheese and/ or sour cream.
  • Enjoy!


  • Substitute the SpiceBreeze spice pouches with fresh chilies. Toast and grind them with a little water. Add chili paste, cinnamon, and oregano to taste, one 1/4 tsp at a time.
  • Substitute almond butter with hazelnut butter or any other nut butter.