Mole (pronounced mo-leh) from Puebla, Mexico is traditionally a deep, rich flavoured one-pot with ancho chilli, chipotle and chocolate, which gives the sauce its dark colour. Our quick version of tender pulled chicken takes inspiration from the Mole sauce, making for a tasty burger  filling. The chipotle slaw adds crunch and colour to the toasted brioche bun and the paprika sweet potato fries tie it all together nicely!

Cook our delicious Mexican Pulled Chicken in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Mexican Pulled Chicken. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Mexican Seasoning pot, a Chipotle Paste pot and a Mole Sauce pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Mexican Pulled Chicken in just 25 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Mexican Seasoning
  • Chipotle Paste
  • Mole Sauce

Your shopping list:

boneless chicken thighs
sweet potatoes (around 600g)
pointed white cabbage
brioche buns

Our 25 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Poach the chicken

    Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.

    Bring a non-stick saucepan half-filled with water to the boil, then turn it down to a medium low simmer, and put the chicken in the pan to gently poach for 10 mins.

    Meanwhile, toss the sweet potatoes with 1 tbsp of oil and the MEXICAN SEASONING on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 20 mins. Next, get started with step 2. 

  • 2.

    Prep the slaw

    Mix half of the CHIPOTLE PASTE with the mayonnaise in a salad bowl. Try it and add more mayo if it's too spicy or add more Chipotle Paste for more heat.

    Next mix the cabbage and carrots into the dressing and keep aside. 

  • 3.

    Make the pulled chicken

    When just cooked, remove the chicken from the pan and put it on a chopping board. Pour away the water. Use two forks to "pull" the chicken pieces apart, roughly shredding them.

    Return the pan to the hob and heat a little oil over a medium heat, then add the MOLE SAUCE. Stir quickly, then add the shredded chicken and stir fry for 2 mins.

    Add 50ml water to loosen the sauce, then stir for 2-3 mins until the water has been absorbed. 

  • 4.


    When the fries are almost done, halve the buns and warm them in the oven. Then fill the buns with your pulled chicken and add some chipotle slaw on top. Serve with the wedges and some extra slaw on the side.


Mexican Pulled Chicken Reviews

BASED ON reviews

Julia - Dec 13, 2019

added onion to coleslaw and used normal potatoes for wedges. I felt really cautious of this recipe and then made it.... its now a definite fave in our household!

Stephen - Dec 05, 2019

We all loved this. Very tasty. Will be ordering again.

Victoria - Dec 05, 2019

Delicious meal. Added onion to my coleslaw to add a bit more heat and it was amazing

Lorraine - Dec 04, 2019

Bit worried about poaching chicken as I’ve never done it, but wow! Amazing, so tender, loved this recipe!!

Gillian - Dec 03, 2019

A family favourite!

Emma - Dec 03, 2019


Norman - Nov 29, 2019

Excellent flavour, better than Nando’s!

Sarah - Nov 29, 2019

Much better this time as I roasted four chicken legs rather than boiling thighs

Miss Kerry - Nov 27, 2019

Slightly dryer than expected

Jenny - Nov 26, 2019

Amazing even better second time around!

Diane - Nov 25, 2019

A bit time consuming

Diane - Nov 25, 2019

A bit time consuming

Marta - Nov 25, 2019

Takes really good. The flavours go well together. Love Mexican food

Kitty - Nov 22, 2019

The whole family loved this

Jeni - Nov 18, 2019

Family favourite for a quick and easy week day meal.

Sabrina - Nov 16, 2019

Great meal

Sabrina - Nov 16, 2019

Love it

Zita - Nov 13, 2019

Had this twice now and we all love it so much that we have ordered it for a third time! I can't believe how much flavour is in such small pots!! Its amazing! I love cooking and have done since I was 10/11yrs old and I have always cooked my food from scratch. I am so glad I Joined simplycook, especially that I have 2 children so time is not always on my side and these meals are so quick and easy. Thankyou Simplycook

Demi - Nov 13, 2019

Loved this one. Definitely going to be a firm favourite.

Sarah - Nov 12, 2019

Get a pack with every box xxx

Gillian - Nov 11, 2019

Absolutely loved this! Winner with whole family!

Anna - Nov 11, 2019

I've ordered this a few times and it's become a family favourite. I did add some BBQ sauce to the pulled chicken and that added another dimension to the dish.

Leanne - Nov 10, 2019

Was just lovely like the others I've cooked

Suzanne - Nov 08, 2019

Not enough for 4 people, and spices wouldn't stretch, expected more flavour

Leonie - Nov 08, 2019

So delicious, and the kids loved it

Gareth - Nov 07, 2019

Ok meal, but nothing special. Perhaps our expectations were too high.

Julia - Nov 06, 2019

Very tasty, kids loved this as well.

Paul - Nov 05, 2019


Jennifer - Nov 01, 2019

Very very nice

Donna - Oct 28, 2019

This is lovely with chicken but also great with jack fruit

Zita - Oct 24, 2019

Absolutely DELICIOUS!! A family favourite!!

Clare - Oct 23, 2019

Coleslaw wasn’t great!

Clare - Oct 23, 2019

Coleslaw wasn’t great!

Clare - Oct 23, 2019

Coleslaw wasn’t great!

Katie - Oct 22, 2019

Would totally have it again

Alison - Oct 21, 2019

Was much nicer the following day. Had so much more flavour.

Lucy - Oct 21, 2019

Not much flavour

Lynitta - Oct 18, 2019

Was lovely , but more of a faf than some of the dishes

Linda - Oct 14, 2019

Kids loved this one

Amanda - Oct 14, 2019

Very good but took longer to cook chips than what was said

Jonathan - Oct 13, 2019

The timings on the card are wrong

Joanna - Oct 11, 2019

Kids love this yum ????

Alex - Oct 10, 2019

Not so sure on the boiled chicken

Alex - Oct 10, 2019

Not so sure on the boiled chicken

Angela - Oct 10, 2019


Sarah - Oct 06, 2019

Not a fan of pouching chicken ????

Alison - Oct 06, 2019

Not keen

Alison - Oct 06, 2019

Not keen

Annabel - Oct 04, 2019


Rebecca - Oct 03, 2019

Kids loved it, it was delicious.


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