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  • Writer's pictureCecilia Tupac

Easy Pollo Enrollado in Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Chicken in Mushroom Sauce

If you love rich and creamy dishes, you'll adore Pollo Enrollado: a delicious chicken dish filled with ham and cheese, and covered in a creamy mushroom sauce.

This extremely flavourful dish features a variety of textures and tastes, making it the perfect meal for a family gathering or special occasion.

What is Pollo Enrollado?

Known as "Cordon Bleu" in many parts of the world, this dish is commonly referred to as "Pollo Enrollado" in Latin America. A traditional Cordon Bleu consists of pounded chicken breast layered with ham and cheese, rolled into a log shape, and baked in the oven.

To add a creamy and flavorful finish, we are going to prepare a delicious mushroom sauce, or "Salsa de Champiñones," similar to the sauce found in a classic stroganoff.

How to make Pollo Enrollado

To make this delicious Pollo Enrollado, follow the steps below:

  1. Flatten the Chicken Breast: Place each chicken breast between two pieces of cling film and use a mallet to gently pound the chicken until it is about 1/4 inch thick.

  2. Season: Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper.

  3. Add the Filling: Place the ham and cheese, ensuring that it covers the entire chicken breast evenly.

  4. Roll the Chicken Breast: Carefully roll the chicken breast into a log shape. Use string to ensure that the filling is secured tightly.

  5. Brown the Chicken: Fry the chicken in a pan for 2-3 minutes on each side until browned.

  6. Finish in the Oven: Place the chicken on a tray and cook in the oven until done.

How to make Salsa de Champiñones

For the mushroom sauce, follow the steps below:

  1. Chop Ingredients: Chop Mushrooms and onions.

  2. Make the Sauce: In a pan, fry the onions for 6-7 minutes, then add garlic paste and mushrooms. Next, add white wine and cook for 2-3 minutes before seasoning with salt, pepper, and oregano.

  3. Finish the Mushroom Sauce: Add double cream and a little bit of cornflour to thicken the sauce. Once the sauce has the desired consistency, serve it over the Pollo Enrollado.

Chicken in Mushroom Sauce Recipe

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Chicken in Mushroom Sauce Ingredientes:


  • 1 chicken breast

  • Garlic paste to taste

  • 2-3 slices of mozzarella cheese

  • 2-3 slices of ham

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mushroom Sauce:

  • 300 gr of mushrooms

  • 150 ml of double cream

  • 30 ml of white wine

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic paste

  • 1 medium onion

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil or butter

  • 100 ml of chicken (or vegetable) stock

  • 50 ml of double cream with 2 teaspoons of cornflour (to thicken the sauce)

  • Salt, pepper, oregano to taste


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