Baked Chicken in Sherry Sauce

    1 hour 5 min

    Chicken breasts are topped with a slice of Swiss cheese, then baked in a sauce made from condensed mushroom soup, soured cream, sherry, butter and dill. A simple, yet elegant chicken dish.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 6 slices Swiss cheese, such as Gruyere or Emmental
    • 1 (295g) tin condensed cream of mushroom soup
    • 125ml sherry
    • 4 tablespoons soured cream
    • 40g croutons
    • 115g butter, melted
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried dill

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. Place chicken in a 23x33cm or similar sized baking dish and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover each chicken breast with a slice of cheese.
    3. In a medium bowl mix together the soup, sherry and soured cream and pour mixture over chicken. Soften dill in melted butter; toss croutons in butter, and sprinkle them on top of chicken.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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    The flavor of this dish has a lot of potential. To increase the layers of flavor I made some alterations. I sauteed the chicken with salt, pepper and added 3 cloves of garlic before adding baking. This step keeps the juices in the chicken which prevents the sauce from becoming watery, as this was a complaint of many others. I also increased the sour cream by 1/4 cup and flavors melded together. I have also considered adding sauteed creminis for more texture in the sauce.  -  08 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is one of the few recipes I've tried on AllRecipes that I didn't really tweak and it was absolutely DELICIOUS!  -  23 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was excellent! My husband and I aren't huge fans of swiss cheese, but I decided to give this a try anyway. I agree with other reviewers that the swiss/sherry combination is very nice. It tastes more sophisticated than your typical cream of mushroom recipe. I followed the recipe exactly. Cooking time was perfect. The chicken was moist and tender. Hubby and I both really liked this. Prep was nice and easy too. Next time, I may try bread crumbs in place of croutons.  -  11 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)