Delicious Chicken in Sherry Sauce Recipe

As someone who cares deeply about nutrition and healthy eating, I know just how important it is to find flavorful and satisfying recipes that cater to dietary restrictions. That’s why I’m excited to share with you my recipe for Chicken in Sherry Sauce – a delicious and healthy gluten-free and dairy-free option that doesn’t compromise on taste.

This simple yet elegant chicken dish is perfect for any occasion, from a cozy family dinner to a special celebration. With a succulent marinade made of sherry wine, mushrooms, chicken broth, and olive oil, the chicken is perfectly tender and juicy. And the creamy sherry sauce that accompanies it is simply divine.

Not only is this recipe gluten-free and dairy-free, it’s also incredibly versatile. You can use boneless skinless chicken breast halves or thighs depending on your preference, making it perfect for those who want to indulge in a low-carb diet without sacrificing flavor or satisfaction.

So if you’re looking for a new go-to chicken recipe that’s easy to make, healthy, and delicious- give my Chicken in Sherry Sauce recipe a try. Whether you’re gluten-free or not, it’s sure to become a favorite in your kitchen!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chicken in Sherry Sauce (Gluten Free)
Chicken in Sherry Sauce (Gluten Free)

Imagine a succulent and savory chicken dish bathed in a rich, flavorful sherry sauce. Sounds exciting, right? That’s exactly what you’ll experience when you taste this chicken in sherry sauce recipe.

Now, I know there are countless chicken recipes out there, but what makes this recipe stand out from the rest is its gluten-free feature. Whether you’re allergic to gluten, choose to avoid it for dietary reasons or just want to try something new, this chicken sherry sauce recipe offers the perfect option for a delicious and guilt-free meal.

But that’s not all! This recipe combines the richness of sherry wine with the earthy and meaty notes of mushrooms, making for a tantalizing flavor combination. It’s an excellent choice if you love dishes with complex flavors and textures.

Furthermore, it’s easy to make! With only a handful of ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store and affordable, you can whip up this tasty meal any day of the week. Plus, it takes less than 30 minutes to prep and cook. So, even on your busiest days, you can still enjoy a restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your own home.

Last but not least – this is versatile cuisine! It’s suitable for every occasion – Christmas dinner? Birthdays? Date night? You name it! Whether baked or seared or used as a pan sauce topped over fried chicken, chicken breasts or thighs, this recipe can be tailored to suit your preference.

So why wait? If you’re looking for an incredibly flavorful and healthy recipe that’s easy to make and versatile to serve any occasion, then look no further than our Chicken in Sherry Sauce (Gluten-Free) Recipe!

Ingredient List

 Golden brown chicken smothered in a savory sherry sauce
Golden brown chicken smothered in a savory sherry sauce

Here are the ingredients that you will need to make this savory and delicious Chicken in Sherry Sauce recipe:

Main Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Sherry Mushroom Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (for dairy-free option, replace with vegan butter)
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour (for gluten-free option) or regular flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup sherry wine
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Optional Garnishes:

  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Make sure to have all of these ingredients on hand before starting this great recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 A mouthwatering gluten-free dish that's easy to make and tastes divine
A mouthwatering gluten-free dish that’s easy to make and tastes divine

Now comes the exciting part – let’s dive into the recipe so you can create this delicious and healthy Chicken in Sherry Sauce. This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free, so you can enjoy your meal without any worry of an upset stomach.


Here is a list of ingredients that you’ll need for this recipe:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves or 6 chicken thighs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sherry wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water

Prep the Chicken

If your chicken isn’t pre-cut, begin by cutting it into halves or use chicken thighs. With a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound the chicken to an even thickness of around half an inch. Sprinkle each piece with salt and black pepper according to your taste preferences.

Sauté Garlic and Mushrooms

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Toss in freshly minced garlic and chopped mushrooms, stirring as needed for about five minutes until they’re soft and fragrant.

Cook the Chicken

Push the mushroom mixture to one side of the skillet or remove from the pan; then add the seasoned chicken to the pan. Cook until golden brown on one side before flipping to repeat on the other side. This should take about six minutes per side over medium heat.

Add Sherry Wine

Once the chicken is browned on both sides, pour in the 1/4 cup of sherry wine along with 1/2 cup of chicken broth to deglaze any bits stuck to the pan.

Simmer and Serve

Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a gentle simmer for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165°F. If you want a thicker gravy, stir in a cornstarch slurry of two tablespoons of cornstarch and two tablespoons water. Simmer for another couple of minutes until the gravy thickens.

This dish pairs perfectly with jasmine rice, roasted veggies or mashed potatoes. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.

Enjoy your elegant gluten-free Chicken in Sherry Sauce!

Substitutions and Variations

 Bold flavors and juicy chicken make for a hearty and satisfying meal
Bold flavors and juicy chicken make for a hearty and satisfying meal

When it comes to cooking, there’s always room for experimentation and creativity. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of substitutions and variations you can use to make this recipe all your own.

Firstly, for the main ingredient, you can use either chicken breast halves or chicken thighs. Chicken breasts may be more conventional, but using thighs can add extra richness and depth of flavor to the dish.

For those who are gluten-free, you can substitute regular soy sauce with gluten-free soy sauce. And for those who are dairy-free, simply swap out any cream with a non-dairy milk such as almond milk or coconut milk.

If sherry wine isn’t available in your local store, you can use dry white wine instead. However, if you want to stick with sherry wine but don’t have a bottle on hand, dry marsala wine is a great substitute.

When it comes to the mushrooms in the recipe, feel free to experiment with different types such as button mushrooms, cremini mushrooms or shiitake mushrooms. You can even mix and match if you’re feeling adventurous.

Finally, for those looking for a low-carb option, you can skip adding any starches to thicken the sauce and instead reduce it down until it becomes thicker naturally. Another option is to use almond flour or another low-carb flour alternative as a thickening agent.

With these substitutions and variations, you can make this recipe suit your exact tastes and dietary preferences. So get creative in the kitchen and try out different ingredients until you find your perfect version of this chicken in sherry sauce recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for a cozy night in or a special dinner party
Perfect for a cozy night in or a special dinner party

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I not only focus on the health aspects of any recipe but also how it’s presented and served. Trust me; a beautifully plated dish can increase your appetite even before you taste it.

For serving Chicken in Sherry Sauce, I recommend pairing the gluten-free chicken dish with oven-roasted or steamed vegetables such as green beans, carrots, or Brussel sprouts. The freshness of the veggies perfectly balances the savory flavors of the chicken dish.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can try roasted root vegetables such as sweet potatoes or parsnips with a sprinkle of some finely chopped fresh parsley on top. You can add a side salad consisting of greens and some thinly sliced bell peppers for added colors and nutrients. It’s always great to experiment and get creative with your sides!

Finally, for an extra crunch to your chicken meal, you can serve the Chicken in Sherry Sauce with some gluten-free quinoa or brown rice. The earthy flavor of quinoa and nutty taste of brown rice blends well with the sherry-mushroom sauce.

Remember to drizzle some extra sherry sauce on top of your chicken breasts or thighs before serving to accentuate its flavors further. A sprinkle of fresh herbs like chopped sage or thyme will give it that extra touch of presentation that will have everyone asking for seconds!

So go ahead and pair this delicious chicken recipe with any one of these side dishes, and you’ll have yourself a winning dinner!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A flavor-packed sauce with a touch of sweetness and tanginess
A flavor-packed sauce with a touch of sweetness and tanginess

As a busy nutritionist and food blogger, I know that sometimes we all need to plan ahead. And this recipe for Chicken in Sherry Sauce (Gluten-Free) is perfect for that. You can make the dish ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to eat it.

For those times when you want to make the dish ahead of time, you can cook the chicken and prepare the sherry sauce separately. Then, all you need to do is combine them when you’re ready to serve. This makes reheating easy, as you don’t need to worry about drying out the chicken.

If you’re storing the cooked chicken in a refrigerator, be sure to put it in an airtight container. This will keep it fresh for up to four days. If you’re storing it in a freezer, put it in a freezer-safe container and it should last for up to three months.

To reheat the dish, simply place it in a baking dish and cover it with foil. Bake it in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 20 minutes or until it’s heated through. You can also reheat individual portions in the microwave until they are hot all the way through.

One thing to note is that while this dish reheats well, be careful not to overdo it as the chicken could become tough and dry if overcooked. To avoid this issue, add some additional liquid such as chicken broth or water before heating to keep everything moist and tender.

Overall, this recipe is great for meal prepping or making ahead of time for any occasion. With these tips on storing and reheating your sherry chicken recipe, you’ll have a delicious dinner waiting for you whenever you need it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect sauce for soaking up with a slice of gluten-free bread
The perfect sauce for soaking up with a slice of gluten-free bread

Cooking chicken in sherry sauce requires skills to achieve the perfect balance of flavors and textures. It’s no surprise that many home cooks get nervous when it comes to cooking chicken, fearing it might turn out dry or undercooked. Yet, with a few expert tips, you can enjoy the succulent and rich flavor of chicken in sherry sauce.

Here are some tips to ensure that you’re preparing the most exceptional gluten-free chicken in sherry sauce recipe:

1. Don’t overcook the chicken: The easiest way to avoid overcooking your chicken is by using an instant-read thermometer. Chicken breasts and thighs are cooked through at 165°F, so ensure that you check the temperature towards the end of the cooking time.

2. Use quality ingredients: Using fresh mushrooms and quality sherry wine can make a significant difference in flavor. Ensure that you use a dry sherry with nutty notes rather than an overly sweet one.

3. Sear the chicken first: Before adding it to the sauce, sear the chicken to develop a crispy exterior and seal in moisture.

4. Don’t skip deglazing: Deglazing is scraping up any bits stuck to the bottom of the skillet or pan after searing chicken. This adds incredible flavor to your sauce using what would be otherwise be wasted flavorful bits.

5. Adjust seasoning carefully: Be sure not to oversalt your dish. You could try adding herbs like thyme or rosemary for more depth of flavor.

6. Let it rest before serving: Once your chicken is done, let it rest for a couple of minutes before slicing and serving. This enables it to absorb juices and keep it moist.

By following these useful tips, you’ll prepare an unforgettable gluten-free chicken in sherry sauce recipe that will taste succulent and satisfyingly rich in flavor every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this chicken in sherry sauce recipe is a versatile and delicious choice for those looking for a gluten-free, dairy-free, and healthy meal option. With its flavorful sauce made from sherry wine, mushrooms, and chicken broth, this dish is sure to please both meat lovers and health enthusiasts alike.

Whether you choose to try this recipe with boneless chicken breasts or seared chicken thighs, it’s important to remember the key tips for perfect results: finely chop your ingredients, season with salt and pepper to taste, and cook your chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

So what are you waiting for? Give this chicken in sherry sauce recipe a try today! Serve it with some steamed veggies or a side salad for a complete meal. Not only will you be enjoying a delicious and healthy dinner, but you’ll also be impressing your guests with your culinary skills.

In short, this gluten-free chicken sherry recipe is the perfect combination of healthy eating and great taste. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different variations and substitutions to make it your own. Enjoy!

Chicken in Sherry Sauce (Gluten Free)

Chicken in Sherry Sauce (Gluten Free) Recipe

This is a Bette Hagman recipe. So few ingredients, yet such a rich meal. We made it dairy free also and everyone loved it, although hubby had to dig out the mushrooms! I cut the breasts into strips, although that makes it harder to brown than whole breasts. She says she serves mashed potatoes to put extra sauce over. Prep time depends on the chicken you use.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 257.9 kcal


  • 6 chicken breast halves or 6 chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons powdered cream soup (gluten free, see $notetemplate1$)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth or 1 cup water
  • 1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms, undrained (I drain and rinse them to reduce sodium)
  • 1/2 cup golden sherry wine


  • In a large skillet, brown the chicken in the olive oil.
  • While the chicken is cooking, prepare the soup base. Mix the powdered soup base with the 1/4 C water in a small pan. Add chicken broth and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  • Add the mushrooms and the sherry. and pour over the browned chicken to cover.
  • Reduce heat and cook until the chicken is tender.
  • Serve over cooked rice or noodles.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 166gCalories: 257.9kcalCarbohydrates: 3.5gProtein: 16.6gFat: 11.5gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 46.4mgSodium: 179mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1.2g
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