How to Cook Pollo En Crema Con Chipotles

How to Cook Pollo En Crema Con Chipotles

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 5 hours

Ingredients needed to make Pollo En Crema Con Chipotles:

  • 6 chicken breasts, bone in
  • Handful of mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 1 large roma tomato, diced
  • 1 large poblano pepper, stemmed, deseeded and sliced into strips
  • 2 large jalapeno peppers, stemmed, deseeded and sliced into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, deseeded and sliced into strips
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 large white onion, chopped into ½’’ slices
  • ¼ cup chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

Cooking instructions for Pollo En Crema Con Chipotles:

  • Fill water in a 5 quart slow cooker and stir in a tsp of salt until it dissolves.
  • Lower the chicken breasts into it and fasten the lid on top.
  • Set the timer to 4 hours and cook at low.
  • Remove the lid after a couple of hours of cooking and flip the chicken over.
  • Place the lid back on and cook until the meat is just cooked.
  • Drain them out onto a chopping board and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  • Remove the bones from the chicken and chop into somewhat large chunks.
  • Drop them back into the cooking liquid and set aside.
  • Drizzle oil in a large skillet and heat over moderate flame until it starts shimmering.
  • Throw in the veggies, mushrooms, chiles as well as chipotles and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until they soften.
  • Sprinkle rest of the measured salt as well as a dash of black pepper and reduce it to a simmer.
  • Continue to simmer until the veggies are cooked through and whisk in the cream until well combined.
  • Pour this sauce over the chicken in the slow cooker and give it a nice stir to mix well.
  • Place a lid on top and slow cook for an hour at low temperature setting.
  • Remove the lid and taste to adjust the seasonings if necessary.
  • Serve hot.

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