Sherried Chicken with Mushrooms

Sherried Chicken with Mushrooms

The first day of school has come and gone for the Mahrlig family and with both kids in high school this year, it was a momentous one. This is Chase’s first year of driving to school, not really that big of a deal since our neighborhood is literally right next to the high school. But still, it was so strange to see him pull his car out of the driveway.It was our daughter’s first day of high school and she definitely thought it was way cooler to have her brother drive her to school than to ride the bus like she did last year.

Sherried Chicken with Mushrooms

Each year around back to school time, I start craving comfort foods for dinner. And this Sherry Chicken with Mushrooms is comfort food at its best. Sherry, chicken, and mushrooms are a match made in heaven. With a creamy sauce and some swiss cheese melted on top, you’ll have a hard time not going back for seconds. Serve with some rice and a side salad and this is a meal that will keep your kids seated around the dinner table and maybe, if you’re lucky, you can find out a thing or two about their school day.

Sherried Chicken with Mushrooms

Since it mainly cooks in the oven, it’s really not that difficult to throw together. Be sure to use a real sherry from the liquor store and not that overly salted stuff they call sherry at the grocery store. And don’t use dessert sherry. It will probably be too sweet. I shy around from the super dry ones too and like one that’s equivalent to marsala wine in sweetness. Guess I’m like Goldilocks when it comes to sherry.

I used Taylor Sherry, the one that says perfect for cooking on it, and found it to be pretty satisfactory. It’s very readily available, but I’m sure there are much better ones out there.

If you like to cook with sherry and have a fav, let me know which one you use. I think I could cook with sherry every night in the fall.

Sherried Chciken with Mushrooms

Sherried Chicken with Mushrooms
 
Recipe type: Main Dish
Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally to make 6 pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 12 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • ½ cup sherry
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 6 thin slices swiss cheese
  • parsley and green onions for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour.
  3. Heat Vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet. Saute chicken until lightly browned on both sides. (Cook chicken in two batches if necessary.) Transfer chicken to baking dish.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons butter to drippings left in skillet and sauté shallot and mushrooms over medium-high heat until mushrooms are brown. Add tarragon, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of flour and cook 1 minute. Gradually whisk in half and half. Then add sherry and mushroom soup. Check sauce for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. Bring sauce to a simmer and remove from heat.
  5. Pour sauce over chicken, cover with foil and bake 20 minutes.
  6. Top with cheese and broil 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and green onion.

 

Yield: 3-6 servings

10 thoughts on “Sherried Chicken with Mushrooms

  1. I too love to cook with sherry, and never buy the “cooking sherry”…the cheapest sherry in the liquor dept is twice as good and a quarter the price…and it’s versatile, for French AND Chinese-Japanese cuisine!

    One tip: try mincing some ginger root, putting it in a jar and covering with sherry…costs a dime to do, you can keep adding sherry and/or ginger to it indefinitely, keep it on the shelf, and add it too all sorts of oriental, or other. dishes and sauces.

  2. Oh, no, it’s already back to school time there. They passed a law here years ago that school doesn’t start until after Labor Day. It was mostly to increase tourism and tax revenue, but I think it’s pretty nice.

  3. This recipe looks so good! And I love that it’s very low maintenance. Since chicken is pretty much all my husband eats, this one will definitely be on the menu here soon 🙂
    I totally remember how cool it was to have my brother drive me to hs my freshman year 😉

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