Pollo A La Crema Recipe – Mexican Delight

This Mexican inspired recipe for Pollo a la Crema features chicken breasts in a cream sauce with mushrooms and sauteed green peppers.  Serve it with warm tortillas and a side of re fried beans and Mexican rice and you will have one of your favorite Mexican restaurant meals at home!

Pollo a la crema is one of my favorite Mexican meals. It is creamy and spicy and super easy to make.

Making Pollo A La Crema

Pollo a la crema is flavored by the use of onions, and sweet peppers.  You can use green peppers or colorful peppers. Both taste great.sliced onions and peppers

Start by cooking your chicken pieces in hot oil.  Set aside and keep warm.cooked chicken pieces

Add the onions and peppers and cook them gently.Cooking onions and peppers

Add in the mushrooms and cook gently.  Return the chicken to the pan.  Combine the cream and paprika and cook until the sauce is hot and bubbly.

I like to serve this dish hot with refried beans and Spanish rice. Add some tortillas, too, if you want a more hearty meal.Pollo a la crema

For another tasty Mexican meal be sure to check out this Chori Pollo recipe.

Pollo A La Crema
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • ½ cups fresh mushrooms, sliced fairly thick
  • ½ cups of green pepper, cut into strips
  • ½ tablespoon Spanish paprika
  • 1 tablespoons chicken bouillon crystals (can also use a stock cube)
  • ½ cup heavy cream (Mexican cream is best)
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  1. Heat oil in large frying pan. Saute chicken strips, peppers and onion until chicken is no longer pink & onions are translucent and peppers are softened. About 5 or 6 minutes.
  2. Add the cream, mushrooms, paprika & chicken bouillon.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream. The mixture will be somewhat thin, but it should have a creamy texture like the consistency of a white sauce.
  5. Serve hot with warmed flour tortillas, re fried beans and Spanish Rice.


  3 comments for “Pollo A La Crema Recipe – Mexican Delight

  1. Nancy
    08/13/2017 at 4:12 pm

    You added chicken bouillon and sour cream in the ingredient list, but you didn’t bother to add in the instructions when to use them. I am assuming that you are supposed to use the sour cream with the heavy cream and paprika. I guess I ill find out if I was correct when I eat it.

  2. Nancy
    08/13/2017 at 4:20 pm

    Oops I was reading the instructions below the picture and it didn’t give the instructions. I read the direction below the recipe and saw it. Sorry about that.

    • Carol
      08/13/2017 at 8:17 pm

      No problem Nancy. I was going to go in tonight and have a look. Glad the recipe is showing correctly. Thanks for letting me know, though! Carol

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