Chicken with Mushroom Sauce (Pollo con Salsa de Champiñones)

by Erica Dinho on May 24, 2010

Pollo con Salsa de Champinones

I love chicken and I usually prefer to cook with dark meat rather than white meat for better flavor. This chicken with mushroom sauce is a simple, comforting and delicious dish.

I think that comfort food should never be seasonal and in Colombia we cook stews, soups and other comforting dishes like this one no matter how hot it is outside. This dish can be prepared up to one day ahead.

White rice and avocado are perfect accompaniments to this dish.

Chicken with Mushroom sauce

Enjoy it!

chicken with mushrooms



(4 servings)

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 chicken thighs or legs
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh thyme

pollo con champinones


  1. Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper. In a large fry pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the chicken and cook, turning once or twice, until golden brown on both sides, about 8 minutes total. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  2. Add the onion and sauté until barely softened, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and sauté until their juices are released, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the chicken broth and heavy cream.
  3. Return the chicken and any juices from the plate to the pan and spoon the mushrooms over the chicken. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and braise the chicken until opaque throughout, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in the thyme, parsley, cumin and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve warm over white rice.
  5. Receta de pollo con Hongos

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carla May 24, 2010 at 9:17 AM

I also love the dark meat of the chicken, which was a learned experience for me. For years I woulld not touch it and always had to have the white chicken breast. Though I do prefer the thighs over the legs. I also love to cook with baby bellas. Your entire dish looks delicious.


2 Catalina May 24, 2010 at 10:06 AM

Wow! What a beautiful picture!


3 Gloria May 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Erica, me encnatan los champiñones, esta receta se ve muy rica, besoos, gloria


4 Kim May 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM

That is one gorgeous picture Erica and it looks very enticing!
I love comfort food all year round too.


5 norma May 24, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Esto es un plato casero. Tan rico y me encanta el aguacate


6 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best May 24, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Oooo! This looks like a very comforting dish! I’m imagining how great the gravy sauce must taste.


7 MaryMoh May 24, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Beautiful chicken dish. I love that with rice too. Maybe with another dish of vegetable stir fry.


8 tasteofbeirut May 24, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Having tried this type of sauce before I can vouch that it is absolutely delicious!


9 girlichef May 24, 2010 at 2:16 PM

YUM…gorgeous meal! =)


10 Sarah Naveen May 24, 2010 at 3:40 PM

looks so colorful and yummy!!!


11 Ruth May 24, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Love any creamy mushroom sauce and this one sounds perfect!


12 Faith May 24, 2010 at 4:56 PM

I love chicken with mushrroms! The sauce in this dish sounds so flavorful!


13 Baking is my Zen May 24, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Love the combination of mushrooms and chicken.



14 grace May 25, 2010 at 6:11 AM

i love me some chicken legs! great sauce, too, and even your accompaniments are perfect. well done, erica!


15 Ivy May 25, 2010 at 7:04 AM

I used to like chicken thighs but now I prefer the breast. I could eat anything with mushrooms and this looks so good.


16 Erica May 25, 2010 at 7:51 AM

Thank you all so much for the comments!


17 Empar May 25, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Me encanta esa salsa!, yo suelo hacerla mucho con el solomillo de cerdo.
Probaré también con el pollo.
Un beso.


18 momgateway May 25, 2010 at 2:39 PM

lovely mushroom sauce with cumin and thyme…..just starting to discover cumin in my cooking …so I will give this a try


19 Reeni May 25, 2010 at 6:25 PM

I am a big believer of comfort food for anytime too! Your chicken is mouth-watering. What delicious sauce!


20 Chris May 25, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Jeeze, Erica, that is straight out food porn! My wife loved the look of the plate and I agree with you on the dark meat, although I have to do white meat a lot for the family.


21 gen July 7, 2010 at 10:18 PM

i just made this tonight and the whole family loved it!! even our 17 month old ate it up!!!! thank you!!!!!


22 Isabel October 19, 2010 at 2:43 PM

I made this for lunch with slices of chicken breast as my husband does not like dark meat and he loved it!! the sauce was delicious. thank you for the recipe


23 Sara March 1, 2011 at 1:58 PM

This recipe is fantastic! My 2 year old gobbled it up! Thank you for all these recipes. We have tried several and have really enjoyed all of them! Best of all, my husband is super happy that I am learning how to cook food he grew up on!


24 Wendy September 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I made this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious. I didn’t have thighs or drumsticks so I used breast, but I think it turned out good. My husband on the other hand suggested I use the thighs or drumsticks next time and he didn’t even know that the recipe called for the dark meat. This is a keeper for me. Gracias paisana.


25 Sweet y Salado November 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM

I always make it with chicken breasts but this recipe looks delicious. I need to definitely try it!!!


26 Makeup Colombiana November 21, 2014 at 1:06 AM

I tried this without the heavy cream and omg!! It was amazing! I loved it and my hubby loved it too!!


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