Pollo a la Crema

Northwest Pearls: Pollo a la Crema Last night for dinner I made a modified version of this recipe. I love pollo a la crema but the instructions are a little vague and since I've made it before, I didn't follow them very closely.

Instead of one sweet onion- that seemed like a lot, the onion I had bought was big- I used 3/4 of one. But I have to be vague as well as I didn't actually measure out how much onion I put in, but it was probably around 1.5 cups or maybe a little more.

I didn't know what type of mushrooms to get so I went with white mushrooms.

Because I wanted to use up the rest of my sour cream, I added probably another 1/3 cup to the recipe as well as another 1/4 cup or so of heavy whipping cream. Side note: I looked for heavy cream at the grocery store and ended up with heavy whipping cream. According to Google search results, there's a difference, but it seemed fine to me.

Also, while cooking and reading the directions, it says to "add the cream." I read this over and decided that the recipe creator meant to add both kinds of cream, sour and heavy, so I added both then. Later on I realized that I was supposed to add the sour in later, but it worked out fine the way I did it.

Because of the extra sour cream and heavy whipping cream I added, I also added in an extra 1/2 tablespoon of paprika as well as an extra 1/2 tablespoon of chicken base (a substitute for chicken bouillon.) Last time this was made, the end result was a lot less orange, so the extra paprika must have made a difference, but it tasted great to me!

To use up the rest of my green peppers, I just cut two green peppers into slices and added them all.

I used six chicken "strips" from a bag of frozen chicken strips. I read the directions wrong and didn't realize so until I was writing this blog post. I thought that the directions said "two chicken breasts" so six strips about equaled that.

And I thought that the dish needed more salt so I sprinkled a bit onto it.

So it was modified more than a little and I probably couldn't duplicate it exactly, but as I was cooking I tasted it and decided what to add more of.

To eat with the pollo a la crema I steamed some flour tortillas by stacking them on a plate in the microwave with damp paper towels between each tortilla. Then on top I added another plate to keep the steam in. I put them in the microwave for about 45 seconds which may have been a little long, but they were good.

It was a really good dinner and a nice change to one of my more usual and basic dinners.

What's a recipe you like to make?