Chicken with Mushroom Sauce (Pollo con Salsa de Champiñones)

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.
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  1. says

    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. says

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

  3. says

    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.

  4. gen says

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

  5. Isabel says

    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

  6. Sara says

    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!

  7. Wendy says

    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.

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