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Creamy Sherry Chicken

This creamy sherry chicken recipe has tender pan-fried chicken nestled in a mushroom and sherry cream sauce. It's easy, fast, and elegant!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken in sherry sauce, chicken sherry cream sauce, sherry mushroom chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 440kcal


  • 2 large chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 7 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 3/4 cup heavy/whipping cream


  • Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise so you have four thinner cutlets. Sprinkle them with the garlic powder, season them generously with salt & pepper on both sides, and then coat each piece in flour.
  • Add the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. Let the pan heat up for a few minutes.
  • Sear the chicken for about 4-5 minutes/side or until golden. Transfer it to a plate.
  • To the skillet, add in the remaining butter, mushrooms, onions, and Italian seasoning. Cook for about 5-6 minutes or until the water has been released and then cooked off.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for about a minute.
  • Add in the sherry and scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Let the sauce bubble for until the liquid is reduced by half (about 2-3 min).
  • Stir in the cream, then add the chicken back to the pan. Let it cook for about 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced/thickened up a bit. Season with extra salt & pepper if needed.


  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg