Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is our favorite chicken dish! There is something about the cream sherry marinade that makes this chicken absolutely fabulous. The chicken develops a very complex flavor and the sauce is wonderfully tasty. The sauce is lovely made with either the cream or the low fat milk/water option. Since we don't usually have heavy cream onhand, the lowfat option was born and I am very happy with the result. Hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a shallow pan combine the following ingredients to make the marinade: sherry, garlic, oil, salt, pepper and thyme.
  2. Add the chicken to the marinade, cover and refridgerate for 30 minutes or more.
  3. When chicken has marinated for at least 30 minutes, melt butter in a frying pan over medium high heat.
  4. Quickly brown the chicken breasts, then lower the heat, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
  5. Transfer chicken to plates.
  6. Add water to pan to deglaze it.
  7. Add remaining marinade to pan, bring to a boil (important for food safety since this marinated raw chicken) and simmer until reduced by half (at least 5 minutes).
  8. Add cream or low-fat milk and water alternative and heat through.
  9. Pour sauce over chicken.
  10. Serve with noodles or rice and roasted seasonal vegetables for a wonderful meal.
Most Helpful

WOW, this is Delicious. We really enjoyed it. The chicken is very tasty, The sauce is Scrumptious. The next time I am doubling the sauce. DH wants more sauce. Thank you for such a delicious recipe.

Barb Gertz January 26, 2003

OMG!!! This is my new favorite chicken recipe, the flavor is SUPERB! I did everything as directed except doubled it. I would suggest if you double the sauce, that you don't double the butter. Not needed, though yummy the sauce was a little greasier than it needed to be. My husband, who has never rated anything from Zaar higher than a 4 (yes, he is VERY picky) rated this a 5. His first 5!! WOO HOO! He also rated the roasted green beans (#133821) I made with it a 5! What a night :o))). Dessert is still in the oven, wonder if it will be a hat trick?

Darcy's Diner September 15, 2007

My first recipezaar attempt---a WINNER! Easy to make--I like sauce so I doubled the liquid amounts and used 10% (half&half)cream. I also cut the chicken into chunks--really sped it up. Served w penne and nuked frozen peas and corn. Wife and I licked the plates clean. THX

SpicyDoc November 19, 2005