Sherry Mushroom Chicken is one of the best easy chicken recipes - it is an easy weeknight meal that feels fancy.

Chicken with a Sherry Mushroom Sauce

One of my favorite recipes, this chicken with a sherry mushroom sauce is tender and loaded with rich flavors. Plus it comes together in under an hour, with just 20 minutes of active preparation time.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 cloves of Garlic crushed or chopped
  • 8 ounces Sliced Mushrooms I like baby bella
  • 1 cup Dry Sherry
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Generously salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts. Once the butter has melted, add the chicken to the skillet. Then add 1/4 cup of sherry. Cook the chicken for 3 minutes per side, until browned. Then remove the chicken from the skillet and place it on a plate while you work on the sauce.
  3. Melt another tablespoon of butter in the same skillet you just used to cook the chicken. Add the garlic and stir, scraping up any brown bits. After a minute add the mushrooms. Generously salt and pepper and toss until the mushrooms are evenly coated with butter. Cook for 2 minutes. Then add the remaining sherry. Let the mushrooms simmer for another 4 minutes. Then stir in the cream and thyme. Let the sauce reduce for 5 minutes then add the chicken back to the skillet. Place the skillet in the oven for 30 minutes so that the chicken can finish cooking. (Make sure you are using an oven-safe skillet!)
  4. After 30 minutes in the oven the chicken should be done - serve it with pasta or rice pilaf. Spoon the sauce over the top.