Norwegian Chicken In Gjetost Cheese Sauce

Gjetost cheese is a Norwegian goat’s milk cheese that is firm in texture, brown in color, and provides a sweet caramel flavor.  It is frequently served on bread as a breakfast food. Children tend to like it because of the sweet taste. Ekte Gjetost means it is all goats milk, otherwise the cheese can be made with a mixture of cow’s and goat’s milk. Besides chicken, Norwegian meatballs swimming gjetost sauce is a fan favorite of kids and adults.

Norwegian chicken in gjetost sauce

Norwegian Chicken With Gjetost Sauce

This wonderful chicken dish highlight Norway's unique, almost sweet gjetost cheese. It's easy to make a make a nice midweek dinner with mashed potatoes and something green. Gjetost cheese can be found in most any upscale market.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: North Western European, Norway, Scandanavian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Frying pan with cover


  • 2 lb Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless.
  • ½ cup Sherry wine
  • Kosher salt and white pepper
  • ½ cup Parsely, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted butter, preferably European
  • ½ cup Heavy cream
  • 1 cup Chicken broth
  • 1 cup Gjetost cheese, shredded


  • Cut chicken into chunks. Rub with salt and pepper. Brown chicken pieces in butter over medium-high heat
    Add broth and sherry to the browned chicken. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until chicken is tender, about 45 minutes. Remove chicken to a bowl and cover lightly to keep warm.
    Add cream and half of the parsley to the drippings in the pan. Simmer over medium heat until sauce reduced to about 1 cup.
    Stir in cheese and cook just until it is melted. Pour chicken and accumulated juices into the pan. Turn off heat and serve sprinkled with remaining chopped parsley.


Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 745mg | Potassium: 906mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1268IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2mg

Search All MHT Recipes:

Key Ingredients
Cooking Method

Search all Recipes 

Load More