Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pollo en Crema Recipe (BFC Approved)

Pollo En Crema

Really tasty and simple to make!

Ingredients (this recipes makes 6-8 servings)

5-6 chicken breast
2 red peppers (the ones that look like green bell peppers)
Crema (Salvadorean/Honduran works best because the particular taste) (CANNOT use regular sour cream)
chicken broth (or mix 2 cups of hot water with chicken bouillon cube)
meat tenderizer
butter (about 3 tbsp or you can use olive oil)


First cut up your chicken breast into large chucks.  Sprinkle tenderizer, salt, and any other seasonings you like to put when boiling your chicken.  I usually cook my chicken in the crock pot so its ready when I get home from work.  This is where I use the 2 cups of chicken broth and pour over the chicken in the crock pot.  Then cut up the red peppers in long thin slices and saute them until tender in a little butter or olive oil, whichever you like best.  Once the peppers have been sauteed then add the chicken pieces on top of the peppers.  Then next pour approx. 2 cups of crema over top of your chicken and peppers.  It will be coming out pretty thick, but as it simmers for a few minutes it will melt down around the chicken.  Just let it simmer for about 15 minutes so the cream can melt down and get warm.  Then you can serve over brown rice if you would like because generally this type of dish is served over a white rice, but I just had alone with some veggies and a side salad for a delicious BFC approved meal.

See pictures below for the step by step look of the meal.

Sauteing Red Peppers

 Boiled Chicken Breast in crock pot
 The type of crema I use which is purchased at a spanish grocery store, my hubby likes to shop at, but they also sell this in our area farmers market.  Most grocery stores do sell a type of crema, but its not always as good as this brand.  But you might just have to try what you can find.  I live in an area where there is a big Hispanic population plus my hubby is from Honduras so I have easy access to this sorta of food.  And spanish cuisine is one of my absolute favorite tastes and ways to cook!! =)
 Look 0 Sugars =) Hopefully you can click the picture to see better.  The blog resized the photos.
 Putting the chicken over top of the peppers

 Pouring crema over top of the chicken and peppers
 Now the thick crema has melted down around the chicken and peppers
My finished BFC approved meal 1 cup of green beans, half a chicken breast with approx. 4 tbsp. of crema and 1/4 of red peppers with a side salad.  The total counts for my meal is 17g of carbs and 3.6 g of sugar S/C value = (3/1)


  1. HI Lindsay, That looks really good. I love that kind of Cream. When I go to dad's (well now I have to say Maria's) house. She is from El Salvador and eats the mexican type of Creama all the time. I can't wait to try it..
    Have a great day!! :-)

  2. That's right, I remember you saying something about her being from El Salvador. :) Let me know how you like it. :) You have a great day too!

  3. That looks delish!

    Here's the new address for my blog...

    I decided that I don't want BFC forever linked to my blog. I left an update on my current post, which is not showing in the dashboard for some reason, but it's there.

  4. Lindsey that looks really good. I have never heard of creama but I am sure I could find it. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  5. Lindsay,

    I figured out that you'll need to re-follow my blog with the new address in order for you to see updates in your dashboard.

  6. @Diana--crema is just a combination of heavy cream, cream cheese, and sour cream. But its made a certain why, which I don't know exactly the measurements. I just always buy in this spanish grocery store.

    Minichick--I stopped following and refollowed so now I do see your updates. :) Thank you!! :)