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Sherry Chicken with Garlic

Sherry Chicken with Garlic is a quick and easy nutritious meal that your family will love. Sherry and soy sauce add a sweet tang to this chicken dish, which makes it great to serve with rice. This is a recipe that you'll want to add to your regular meal plan.

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How to make sherry chicken

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat for about one minute then add olive oil. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 4-6 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan.
  2. Add sherry, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and red pepper to skillet; scrape pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Stir in oil.
  3. Add chicken back to skillet and turn a couple of times to coat well with sauce. Spoon sauce on top of chicken to serve and sprinkle green onions on top (if using green onions).

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Sherry chicken with garlic is great with rice or potatoes and a simple vegetable or salad. This recipe is so easy you can serve it every week and switch up the sides to keep it fresh.

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Sherry Chicken with Garlic

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Sherry Chicken with Garlic is a quick and easy nutritious meal that your family will love. Sherry and soy sauce add a sweet tang to this chicken dish, which makes it great to serve with rice.
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prep time: 5 mins
total time :20 mins
servings :4
author: Lucy Brewer

Ingredients 

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (I use 2 large and cut them half)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • cup dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions, optional

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat for about one minute then add olive oil.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 4-6 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan to a plate to rest.
  • Add sherry, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and red pepper to skillet; scrape pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Stir in oil.
  • Add chicken back to skillet, along with any collected juices, and turn a couple of times to coat well with sauce.
  • Spoon sauce on top of chicken to serve and sprinkle green onions on top (if using green onions).
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Nutrition
Serving: 4Servings | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 783mg | Sugar: 3g
Course Chicken
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken in garlic sauce

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Update Notes: This Sherry Chicken post was originally published September 23, 2010, and on March 2, 2021, was updated with one or more of the following: step-by-step photos, video, updated recipe, new tips.

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