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Jazz up dinner with this recipe! Chicken in Creamy Chipotle Sauce, or Pollo al Chipotle, is a rich and delicious dish that will make you want to lick the plate clean. By Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
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4.92 from 24 votes

Chicken in Creamy Chipotle Sauce (Pollo al Chipotle)

Chicken in Creamy Chipotle Sauce, or Pollo al Chipotle, is a yummy recipe with a rich, thick sauce. Not too spicy and always a hit with the family.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2
Calories: 563kcal


  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ onion diced
  • 1 garlic finely minced
  • 1 7-oz can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo (or less depending on taste)
  • 1 cup crema mexicana or heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet
  • Add salt and pepper to the chicken strips.
  • Add chicken to the pan.
  • Cook the chicken for 4 minutes.
  • Add onion and garlic.
  • Cook for 2 more minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and the onion is translucent.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender, add the chipotle peppers, crema mexicana, milk, and salt.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Taste for salt.
  • Add sauce to the skillet.
  • Bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Let simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Turn heat off.
  • Serve with white rice.
  • Enjoy!



Use less chipotle peppers for a not-so-spicy sauce. For a spicier sauce, add more chipotle. 
Also, you can use whatever cut of chicken you like. 


Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 1415mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 941IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 1mg