Monday, June 14, 2010

Chicken Marsala

Over the weekend I decided to make Chicken Marsala. I've had it before, but have never tried making it. Hubby was all for it, so I began looking at different recipes from the internet, my cookbooks, and even the Marsala bottle. The main ingredients for all were Marsala, chicken broth and chicken that is dredged in flour. Most also had sliced mushrooms. Yum. With so little ingredients, the recipe could be wonderful or a total flop.
Well, I am very happy to say that the recipe I put together was wonderful! The chicken was super tasty and sweet! We ate ours over pasta because that lovely sauce cannot be put to waste. Very good.
This dish is definitely best the first day. Right after it's made, it's wonderful. The next day it's good- but not as good unfortunately.



Chicken Marsala serves 4
recipe by Stacia

2 chicken breasts, halved lengthwise
salt & pepper
1/4 c. flour for dredging
olive oil
8 oz mushrooms, sliced (whatever kind you like- I used button mushrooms)
2 tbl. unsalted butter
1 c. low sodium chicken broth
1 c. sweet Marsala

Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and then dredge in the flour. Let them sit while a skillet with enough olive oil to coat the bottom warms up over medium heat.
Cook the chicken, a couple pieces at a time as to not crowd the pan and lower the heat dramatically. This should take about 3-5 minutes per side depending on how thick the pieces are and how hot your burner gets. Go ahread and check the thickest part of each when you think it's done- I almost ALWAYS do that.
Once the chicken is done cooking, add the butter and mushrooms to the pan and lower the heat a little. Cook the mushrooms down until they begin to soften up. If you lose moisture in the pan to cook the mushrooms, add a little of the broth instead of adding more butter or oil.
At this point, I sprinkled a couple tablespoons of the leftover flour over my mushrooms as to thicken up the sauce more in the end, but that is completely optional. If you do add some flour, stir it around to make sure it doesn't just clump to a few mushrooms.
Add the Marsala and the broth, keeping the heat on medium low. Stir everything around and make sure to get all of the good browned bits on the bottom from the chicken.
All that's left is to cook down the broth and mushrooms for a couple minutes, then add the chicken back in while the sauce finishes up. Cook until the sauce reduces by about half and thickens up a little. Enjoy!


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15 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm stopping by from the Motivate Me Monday party. I'll be giving this recipe a try soon!

    Enjoy the week! :)

    Alison

    http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

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  2. I adore chicken marasala! I make mine with bite-sized pieces of chicken and tons of mushrooms. Mmm... so tasty. Yours looks great!

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  3. Your chicken marsala looks fantastic! Such great flavor for so little ingredients.

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  4. Hi! That looks fabulous!!! Found you through the Harrigan recipe share, and following along ... :)

    foodfloozie.blogspot.com

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  5. Yumm! Sounds great!
    http://www.inspired2cook.com/

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  6. I just happened upon your blog. Love your super recipes.

    http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love chicken marsalla -- yours looks yummy!

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  8. Just dropping you a hello and letting you know that I passed the Beautiful Blogger award to you!
    Here's a link: http://crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com/2010/06/beautiful-blogger-award.html
    Happy Day,
    Jasey

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  9. Great Post, Stacia! Love the pic - presentation is pretty! Great recipe! I will be trying this! Thanks for bringing your dish over to Tuesday Tastes! The People's Choice Polls are open so come by and cast your vote when you get a chance!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

    http://crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com/2010/06/tuesday-tastes-12.html

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  10. Oh yum! I love mushrooms and this looks delicious! Thanks for linking up at PonyTails&FishScales!

    terelauritsen.blogspot.com

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  11. This is one of my favorites!! I've never made it either, though. :) Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'm definitely going to have to try it out.

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  12. This is my husband's favourite chicken dish but I have never made it before as I have never found a good recipe. I will give this a go and see what he thinks!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  13. Sounds super tasty!
    Thanks for linking up!
    ~Liz

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  14. My family loves this dish. This is the dish that got my daughter to love, crave, even hoard all the mushrooms. Looks delish. Nice to meet you on Foodie Fridays.

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