Skillet Sour Cream & Onion Chicken


This one-skillet dinner combines quick-cooking chicken cutlets with a creamy sauce of sliced onion and sour cream flavored with sherry. Fresh basil brightens up the dish.

Skillet Sour Cream & Onion Chicken
Photo: Rachel Marek
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound chicken cutlets

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 ½ cups halved and thinly sliced onion

  • ¼ cup dry sherry

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves for garnish


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook the chicken, turning once, until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165°F, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.

  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add onion and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until soft and starting to brown, about 4 minutes. Add sherry and cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits, until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 1 minute. Whisk sour cream and broth together in a glass measuring cup. Pour into the pan along with any accumulated chicken juices; cook, stirring, until bubbling, 1 to 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and turn to coat. Sprinkle with basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
14g Fat
7g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Vitamin A 2IU 0%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 10mcg 3%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 8mg 2%
Potassium 103mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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