Chicken with peaches and sherry

(Easy-to-make, one-pot, budget-friendly meal)  

A large pan of chicken with peaches cooked in sherry

Chicken with peaches and sherry is the ultimate comfort food recipe for when the cooler weather is here. This recipe combines classic Spanish flavors from sweet paprika and sweet Spanish sherry with a distinctive seasoning made with curry powder, Turmeric, white pepper, and garlic. 

This delicious and fragrant recipe requires one pot and can be made in as little as 30 minutes, although it’s best to let it simmer and caramelize for longer.

Topped with some fresh rosemary, parsley, and a few generous wedges of lemon and you’ve got a meal that’s served straight from the pan with plenty of fresh bread for a wholehearted mop up of the caramelized peaches and onions.

Chicken Recipe | One-Pot Recipe | Easy to Make | Made in 30 Minutes | Sherry Recipe | Healthy | Budget-Friendly Recipe | Gluten-Free

Serving:

4 servings

Ready in:

Around 30 minutes

Skill level:

Easy

Serve with:

Fresh bread

ingredients for making chicken with peaches and sherry is laid out on a kitchen counter

Ingredients you’ll need 

Chicken and seasoning

  • 1 lb (500g) chicken thighs (boneless) 
  • 2 red onions, sliced fine
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder (more for extra spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon Tumeric
  • ½  teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper (season to taste)

Peaches

  • 14oz (400g) canned peaches (with syrup)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 100ml Sweet Spanish Sherry (Pedro Ximinez or similar)
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika (paprika dulce)

Equipment needed

  • 1 large skillet or frying pan (approx 12 inches (30cm)

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Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Easy to make
  • one-pot
  • Warming and filling comfort food
  • Lots of delicious sauce
  • Sweet, sour, and spicy flavors
  • Serves 4
  • Budget-friendly ingredients

Cooking tips

Best chicken pieces to use

Use boneless chicken thighs or breast meat cut into ½ thick strips. Both work well, although the boneless thighs have more flavor due to the higher fat content in the meat. 

We always prefer to use free-range chicken or chicken that is antibiotic free (organic). 

Fresh or tinned peaches?

For this recipe, we prefer to use canned peaches as the juice is perfect for adding to the ingredients and helps make everything caramelize.

Another advantage of using canned peaches is they are very affordable and available year-round.

Cooking with sherry

Sherry is a fantastic ingredient to add to your cooking. It is fortified wine mixed with brandy and adds a sweet flavor to recipes. It helps enhance flavors, or simply brighten recipes with additional layers of flavor. 

Most sherries contain around 15-17% alcohol content, which is slightly more than a bottle of wine. Don’t worry, all of the alcohol in the sherry evaporates when cooked, leaving only the remaining flavor of the sherry. 

Cooking sherry vs Pedro Ximinez sherry

There are plenty of types of sherry available and it’s good to experiment with the different flavors on offer. Cooking sherry is typically quite mild, with a sweetness that works great when added to meat dishes. 

Pedro Ximinez (Pedro Ximénez) is a famous white grape variety that is grown throughout Spain, with a Denominación de Origen (DO) Montilla-Moriles located in the province of Córdoba, Andalusia. Pedro Ximinez is considered a dessert sherry that’s dark in color with an intense sweet flavor. 

Pedro Ximinez is ideal for adding to meat recipes when fruit is used, as it can help sweeten the dish. Cook it down with plenty of syrup and onions and the sherry with caramelize, leaving a satisfying, rich, layering of flavors.

Want to discover more recipes from Andalusia?

Check out our Andalusia Regional Foodie Guide!

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Budget-friendly comfort food

This chicken with peaches recipe can be made for around $15 or less, and if you omit the sherry (you can substitute it with honey or maple syrup), then you’re looking at around $10 in total for a meal that serves 4. 

Here are some costs from Walmart (USA):

  • Great Value Sliced Peaches in 100% Juice, 15 oz: $1.28
  • Marketside Antibiotic-Free Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts: $5.98/lb 
  • Fresh Red Onions: 98.0 ¢/lb

A large pan of chicken with peaches cooked in sherry

Storage and Meal Prep

One-pot recipes are ideal for making big batches and can easily be frozen. This recipe makes around 4 servings of 6.5oz (180g), but it can be easily scaled up to make bigger batches for midweek meals. 

To bulk up this recipe, prepare some steamed rice to go with it. 

When stored in an airtight container, Chicken with peaches and sherry will keep for 3 days in the fridge, and for up to 3 months when frozen.

Nutrition facts – Chicken with peaches and sherry

 

Serving size: 180g
Servings: 4
Amount per serving 
Calories460
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.1g36%
Saturated Fat 6.6g33%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 100mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 26.4g10%
Dietary Fiber 3.6g13%
Total Sugars 19.3g 
Protein 21.5g 
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 46mg4%
Iron 2mg14%
Potassium 271mg6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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A large pan of chicken with peaches cooked in sherry

Chicken with peaches and sherry (Easy One-pot recipe)

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Chicken with peaches and sherry is the ultimate comfort food recipe for when the cooler weather is here. This recipe combines classic Spanish flavors from sweet paprika and sweet Spanish sherry with a distinctive seasoning made with curry powder, Turmeric, white pepper, and garlic.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Authentic Spanish recipe, Spain
Servings 4 servings
Calories 460 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 large skillet or frying pan (approx 12 inches (30cm)

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 lb 500g chicken thighs (boneless)
  • 2 red onions sliced fine
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder more for extra spicy
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon Tumeric
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper season to taste

Peaches

  • 14 oz 400g tinned peaches (with syrup)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 100 ml Sweet Spanish Sherry Pedro Ximinez or similar
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika paprika dulce

Instructions
 

Step 1 - Prepare the chicken

  • Start off by seasoning your chicken pieces. Add the spices (paprika, curry powder, Turmeric, white pepper) and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Mix well.
    1 lb 500g chicken thighs (boneless), ½ teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon sweet paprika, 1 teaspoon curry powder, ½ teaspoon Tumeric, 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, ½ teaspoon white pepper
    spices are added to chicken fillets

Step 2 - Cook chicken

  • Add the remaining oil to a pan on high heat. Once hot add the seasoned chicken pieces and cook for 4 minutes per side. Once cooked, set aside for use later.

Step 3 - Prepare onions and peaches

  • In the same pan you cooked the chicken add the sliced onion and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion starts to soften.
    2 red onions, 14 oz 400g tinned peaches (with syrup)
    some fried red onnion slices cooks in peach juices
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of peach syrup and mix into the onion. Season lightly with some salt.
    Salt and pepper
    peach slices and some peach syrup are added
  • Reduce the heat to medium and slice the peach pieces. Add them straight to the pan with the sherry and cook for 5 minutes. They should start to caramelize with the onions. Add more syrup as required, stirring occasionally.
    100 ml Sweet Spanish Sherry
    peach slices are added to a pan of fried red onions
  • Add the cooked chicken pieces, a few strings of rosemary, and a pinch of salt and simmer on medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
    Few sprigs of fresh rosemary
    chicken pieces are added to peach and onion slices simmering in a pan

Step 4 - Serve

  • Season with a little sweet paprika right before serving.
    Juice from 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
    sweet paprika is added to a large pan of chicken with peaches
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving straight from the pan with plenty of fresh bread. Optionally, serve with white rice.
    Always serve with plenty of fresh lemon wedges and some fresh chopped parsley.
    A large pan of chicken with peaches cooked in sherry

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 180gCalories: 460kcalCarbohydrates: 26.4gProtein: 21.5gFat: 28.1gSaturated Fat: 6.6gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 100mgPotassium: 271mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 19.3gCalcium: 46mgIron: 2mg
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Cooking Tips and FAQs

How long does Chicken with peaches and sherry take to make?

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes

Can canned peaches be used for this recipe?

Yep, they sure can. In fact, we prefer to use canned peaches for convenience as they come with plenty of sweet syrup that’s also used in this recipe. 

Can you use fresh peaches?

Absolutely, fresh ripe peaches are best, just be sure to remove the seed before cooking the peaches. Use a sharp knife to cut your peach into even slices around an inch thick. 

Is chicken with peaches and sherry Gluten-free?

Yep, great news, this recipe is completely gluten-free! 

What is the best sherry to use for cooking in this recipe?

We prefer to use a sweet dessert sherry like the Spanish sherry Pedro Ximinez. A medium or a dry cooking sherry will also work fine if you don’t want such a sweet flavor.

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