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Pollo en Crema (Creamy Chicken) topped with chopped cilantro and diced green onions.
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5 from 12 votes

Pollo en Crema (Creamy Chicken)

Pollo en Crema (or Creamy Chicken) is a tasty dish that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Incredibly DELICIOUS and Ready in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 653kcal



  • In a large skillet, heat oil.
  • Add salt and pepper to both sides of the chicken.
  • Sear the chicken on both sides.
  • Remove chicken from pan.
  • (Note: Chicken will not be fully cooked).
  • Melt butter in the skillet and add onion.
  • Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add the mushrooms.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic clove, chicken bouillon, and whipping cream.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet.
  • Turn the heat to low.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes more, or until chicken is fully cooked.
  • Serve with rice and veggies.
  • Enjoy!


You use any cut of chicken to make this recipe. 
Be sure to scrape down the sides of the skillet as you're making the sauce.
Instead of heavy whipping cream or crema mexicana:  you can use sour cream, evaporated milk, or regular milk. 
  • If you use milk, try using cornstarch diluted in water to thicken up the sauce.


Calories: 653kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 238mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1162IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg