Pollo alla Crema {Chicken with Cream}


Are you ready for some luscious chicken? Well if not, just turn away now. Because this is one lusciously delicious dish! Pollo alla Crema is pronounced Po-low ah-la Cray-ma and, yes, as the name implies it’s oh so creamy & wait for it….succulent.

It’s another low & slow dish that I was first introduced to while living in Northern Italy. The sauce…oh the sauce, it kills me everytime. So good. Please note, that you’re required to have some type of bread nearby to help you get every ounce of it into your mouth. Yes, required. I say so, so it must be true.


If you’re not a fan of a cutting up a whole chicken (you can always wink at your butcher & ask him nicely to cut it for you…not that I know this from experience or anything, just a mere suggestion – wink wink) or just prefer using thighs or leg quarters feel free. For the photo shoot I made it with leg quarters (because they were what looked good and what was on sale at the grocer that day). And as with every time I make this dish it’s ah-mazing no matter which pieces you use. Naturally if you use less chicken or smaller pieces adjust your cooking time accordingly. A whole cut up chicken was just the way it was shown to me. Also, if you can’t find any baby bella mushrooms (or if they’re a little pricey the day you get to the grocer) feel free to substitute button mushrooms.

I think I might be getting closer to my 100 chicken recipes…just sayin’… obviously I love chicken & hope you do to! Which always make me think of the Chick-Fil-A Cow & his eat more chicken mantra… Okay, maybe it’s only funny to me! LOL



What you’ll need:
1 whole chicken cut into pieces
10-12oz / 300g of Baby Bella Mushrooms – Sliced
1 cup of dry white wine
1 cup / 200g of Heavy Whipping Cream
2 egg yolks
4 tbsp / 50g of Unsalted Butter
2 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Handful of Parsley – roughly chopped
2 Bay Leaves

What to do:
Wash & pat dry your chicken pieces & set aside. In a large saute pan, add 2 tbsp of butter, bay leaves & 2 tbsp of Olive & heat over meadium-high heat. When melted add your chicken pieces and slightly brown on all sides. Turning as necessary. When chicken begins to turn a nice golden color, season well with salt & pepper & add in your wine. Lower heat to low, cover and let simmer for approx 60 minutes turning as necessary.

WHILE your chicken is cooking, slice your mushrooms. 20 minutes prior to chicken being done, add 2 tbsp of butter to saute pan and heat over medium heat. When melted add mushrooms, reduce heat to low. Season with s/p & cook for approx 20 minutes.

When chicken is done, remove it from pan, transfer to a plate & keep warm inside oven or toaster oven. Reserve 1 tbsp of cooking liquid.

Add the cream to pan, stir & allow to reduce by about 1/3. WHILE cream is reducing, place the egg yolks in a small bowl and season with s/p and add the reserved 1 tbsp of cooking liquid from chicken. Stir well. When cream mixture is finished reducing, remove bay leaves & take off heat & mix in egg mixture well. Add mushrooms with their liquid & stir well. Check for seasoning. Add s/p if necessary. Mix in chopped parsley.

Place chicken on serving tray & pour cream mixture on top. Serve immediately.

Buon Appetito!

If you liked this, you might like:
Pollo al Rhum, Galletti alle Noci, Rollatini di Pollo, Parmigiano Panko Herb Encrusted Chicken Breasts


  1. 1

    Oh Yum! It sure does look creamy and delicious and I am so crazy for mushrooms!

    I was just thinking I’d better get my thinking cap on for my Nutella recipe! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 1.1

      Thanks Kim! I’m obviously crazy about ‘shrooms too! You’ll be happy to hear then that I have 2 more fab mushroom filled recipes coming up! Stay tuned.

  2. 2

    Thank you! You often write very interesting articles. You improved my mood.

  3. 3
    misseesippee /

    Looks very yummy! I always order ‘Pollo a la Crema’ at Mexican restaurants. I wonder if yours will taste similar… sooo good! I’ll be trying this soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 3.1

      Thanks Missee! It’s a little different from the Mexican version of Pollo alla Crema…I love that one as well! Let me know what you think!

  4. 4

    That looks delicious!!

  5. 5

    That sounds delicious! I’ll be trying it soon.

  6. 6

    That looks so yummy. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to keep it for later ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 6.1

      Thanks a bunch Boomette! It’s the perfect comfort dish for this season!

  7. 7

    Wow, what an awesome food blog, your photography is great. I have the hardest time taking pictures of the things I cook!!

    • 7.1

      Ah, that’s so sweet. Thank you Catherine! I love taking the pics as much as I do cooking.

  8. 8

    Thankfully I have Neil to cut up my chickens for me! We made a similar dish to this in culinary school last semester – and yes, the sauce… oh!!!

    • 8.1

      Mardi, you’re oh so talented! Yes, the sauce. The glorious sauce. I just can’t say enough about it. Once you taste it, you know.

  9. 9

    Oh wow, this looks absolutely amazing!! And your blog is so totally cute! Love it!!

    • 9.1

      Thanks bunches Amy! I really appreciate that. (btw love singe for your supper…great name)

  10. 10

    A cream sauce with mushrooms is one of my favorite things. Sounds fantastic with chicken!

  11. 11

    We had Beef Wellington tonight which was delicious but I sort of wish I’d seen this first!

  12. 12
    Erin Blodgett /

    OM Goodness! This sauce.. it deserves its own food group. YUM. Thank you so much for posting this

  13. 13

    This sounds amazing, especially with the mushrooms. Yum!

    • 13.1

      Thanks Alyssa! I love baby bella’s. They have such a great flavor.

  14. 14

    What a beautiful dish! I love baby bellas… and they are easy to find, too! Sounds like a perfect dish.

    • 14.1

      Thanks Jen! I love mushrooms! Stay tuned lots more mushrooms dishes comin up!

  15. 15
    Michelle /

    Yum, Yum and more yum. I will have to try this.

  16. 16

    adoro il pollo! il tuo รจ molto invitante!

    • 16.1

      Ciao Federica! Grazie! An’chio adoro il pollo! C’e un sacco di cose che puoi fare, no? Baci e’ buon weekend.

  17. 17

    Oh yum. This looks like a winner. Mushrooms plus cream equals pure bliss. Bookmarking this!

  18. 18

    Beautiful food blog. And, oh my dear, I’m making Polla alla Crema this week! We are big suckers for chicken and mushroom dishes.

  19. 19

    I love you…seriously. I have been faced with about a cup of cream that needs to be used up and zero clue what I was going to do. I am also in this kick where I want to clean out freezers and guess what I am stuck with multiple chickens in my freezer. Definitely giving this a shot!

    • 19.1

      Ah, ain’t you sweet ; ) I’m glad I could help you out with the clearing out of the freezer! I need to get around to doing that myself! Hope you love it!

  20. 20
    Beverly /

    Hi Paula, my boyfriend and I had dinner at an Italian rest. here last night and her ordered “Chicken a la Crema”. OMG!! It was amazing!! So, I got up today and started my search for the recipe and ran across yours. I’m going to try it with hopes that it is close to what we had. Thanks, wish me luck!!

  21. 21
    sam /

    It’s not Po-Low. Two Ls are pronounced with a Y sound. It’s POY-YO.

    • 21.1

      Hi Sam, I think you might have Italian and Spanish confused. Poy-yo is how you pronounce chicken in Spanish and Po-low is how you pronounce chicken in Italian.

      • Shaun /

        I used to make this in an Italian restaurant in England, we called it Pollo Crema, pronounced POL LO, but obviously we had to make it quicker so the chicken breast was butterflied and seasoned, flash fried, then in another pan the onions were fried in olive oil, a touch of garlic, then the sliced mushrooms, white wine and cream, chicken in, parsley, 20 minutes done. Its still the most popular dish on the menu 20 years later.

        • Mitchell /

          I tried this at a place called Caesars and it’s exactly what’s brought me here! Going to try to cook this tonight!

  22. 22
    Victoria Smith /

    I followed this recipe tonight for tea, and it was lovely x


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