If you want a quick and dirty mole, this works in a pinch. In fact, its downright delicious. You can make it more or less spicy by controlling the amount of chipotles you add to the mix.
For a mellow, less acidic mole, I used tomato sauce instead of tomato paste. I think it worked great, and I typically have jarred tomato sauce on hand. Serve this over hot cooked rice. Bonus points for freshly made tortilla chips for dipping. —kimbaddd
skinless boneless chicken breasts, or thighs work well too
unsweetened cocoa powder
jarred tomato pasta sauce
chipotle chilis, canned in adobo sauce (use less for milder, a bit more for hot. 3 chilis would be the max or you will feel the burn!)
Sprinkle chicken with salt. Place in a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Place ¼ cup water and remaining ingredients in a food processor, process until relatively smooth. Spread mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until tender.