Chicken Marsala is oh so easy and delicious, complete with a silky rich wine sauce that you do not need chef skills to prepare. It’s no wonder that it is a family favorite.
This is a classic American Italian dish that likely originated with English families who lived in western Sicily, where Marsala wine is produced. It’s wonderful served over pasta, rice, with mashed potatoes, or even just slices of thick crusty bread; perfect for sopping up the delicious Marsala sauce.
Another great chicken dish with wine is a French dish called Coq au Vin, a classic Julia Child dish which means “Chicken in Red Wine”, we loved this one too. These are both pretty budget friendly, but look elegant so they’re a good “go to” for entertaining. The in-laws are coming or Aunt Becky is driving up for the weekend, no stress make them a meal they can go back home and brag about.
Need an idea for a stay at home date night? (Which can really boost your relationship goals by the way.) Send the kiddos off for a pajama party at someone else’s house for a change. Get an extra bottle of wine and just cozy in for a romantic night at home. Or someone asks what’s a good dinner to impress a new someone special for a date. This is perfect, you don’t need fancy chef skills to pull this off. But if you just want to make it for a nice family dinner they’ll love it too. And you don’t have to worry about the wine sauce; the alcohol burns off while it’s cooking. It’s just all about the flavor, that’s why we love this dish so much. It tastes so darn good you’ll want to add it as a regular go to in your recipe box!
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- 1 1/4 lb. chicken cutlets, pounded until 1/4" thick (if yours are thick slice through the middle and pound)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/3 cup flour plus 1 tablespoon
- 5 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups Baby Bella mushrooms (sliced)
- 1 Teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 Teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/2 cup dry Marsala wine
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup heavy cream or half n half (optional)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)
- Season chicken well with salt and pepper and dredge in 1/3 cup flour. Heat 2 tbsp. oil and 1 tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Working in batches, add chicken, and cook, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate, and set aside.
- Add 2 tbsp. oil and 1 tbsp. butter, and then add mushrooms; cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to plate with chicken, and set aside.
- Heat remaining oil in skillet, and then stir in remaining 1 tbsp. flour; cook for 2 minutes.
- Add Marsala, stock, ground mustard, garlic and onion powder; cook, stirring and scraping any bits from the bottom of the pan, bring to a boil until slightly thick, about 2 minutes. (If it looks like it's getting too thick you can add a little milk or heavy cream to get the consistency you like).
- Return mushrooms to skillet let simmer, add chicken back to skillet and simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in remaining butter. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed; garnish with parsley, if you like.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 670 Total Fat 42g Saturated Fat 14g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 25g Cholesterol 207mg Sodium 523mg Carbohydrates 34g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 3g Sugar 4g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 38g
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