Recipe by Chef John
"Aunt Mary's was a popular brunch restaurant in San Francisco that served Mexican and Salvadorian dishes. My wife and I went every Sunday for a late breakfast. She always ordered Huevos Rancheros; my usual was Pollo en Crema."
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1 (5 pound)
Mexican crema or sour cream
plum tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
red peppers, cut into 1-inch chunks
jalapeno peppers, sliced into rings
onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
salt and ground black pepper to taste
fresh cilantro, chopped
Talk about great FLAVOR - this is it! Chef John has done it again. Perfect as written, no need to change a thing. As I was making this, I was second guessing the recipe - 'Maybe I should brown the chicken....' etc...etc... I decided to trust the recipe and I am so glad I did. One comment - there is a lot of chicken fat that needs to be skimmed off. If making this for company I would make the whole thing the day before - remove the chicken and vegetables - skim off as much fat as possible and refrigerate it - then skim off more fat once it had thoroughly chilled. Re-heat on low - make the rice and you have a wonderful, flavorful, easy meal. **** NOTE: You can use chicken pieces in this but they need to be bone in, skin on to give this dish that extra flavor. Remove the skin and bones prior to adding the chicken back into the sauce. Thanks Chef John for another keeper to add into the rotation.
Prepared as recipe stated, but had two problems. The recipe listed sour cream as an option, which I used; however, this separated even though I did not even bring it to a boil. Very unappealing to the eye. Secondly, with the liquid listed, my chicken was not even close to submerged. I did add one more cup of liquid and equivalent spices so that the liquid was close to the top of the chicken. Flavor was good, but did not look good.
Oh my goodness, this is one of the best meals I've ever made! I used 4 chicken legs with the thighs attached because I didn't want to take a whole chicken out and cut it up. It cooked faster, about 1 hour. Also, I was worried it would be too spicy for my kids, so I only added 1 jalapeño. It gave nice flavor, but no spice at all, so if you like a little zip I don't think both jalapeños and the cayenne pepper would be too much at all. I will put them all in next time. Amazing & awesome! Thank you for a great recipe!
Made this yesterday and my kids and hubby loved it! Not spicy at all for kids. I also made some Spanish rice with in and mixed it in with the chicken after serving them into individual bowls... thanks for a DELICIOUS and HEALTHY recipe!
This recipe was DELICIOUS!! I did add some corn starch to thicken the sauce, though, but otherwise pretty much followed the directions exactly. Served it with Mexican rice, re-fried beans, and corn tortillas.
Awesome. Proud of myself for trying it and even more proud of my kids who loved it!
LOVED the flavor of this dish. I will be making it again and again. I followed the recipe as is but thickened the broth with a little flour at the end since i like it thicker. Thanks for the recipe!YUMMY
This recipe is amazing as written. I didn't make any alterations. I served it with Mexican rice per Chef John's suggestion.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken in Cream Sauce
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 285
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