Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How to make Chicken Marsala



Chicken marsala is amazing. It is also my mom’s favorite dish. It is also simple. There are tons of variations of it too. Mine is simple and served over noodles, I will tell you now there is never enough sauce for us, ever, so feel free to make more sauce. Here is how we do it.
What you will need:
For the “sauce”
4 tbsp of olive oil
4 tbsp of butter
1 c. marsala wine – for some reason the cooking version of this is next to the vinegar.
1 large package of mushrooms
1 large onion
3 tbsp of cream – at the end!!
For the chicken:
3 – 6 chicken breasts
1/2 c. cake flour or regular flour
1 tsp Season salt
1/2 tsp of pepper

Okay so here we go. Take your olive oil and butter and melt it in a large skillet over medium low heat until just melted then add the mushrooms and slices of onions, small slices but not diced onions! Then start to sauté those, and in the meantime, take your chicken and pound it thin, so it’s about 1/2 an inch thick. Next mix flour and salt and pepper in a small flat device, like the bottom of a Tupperware container. Now “dredge” aka place each side of the chicken in the flour and shake of the excess. Next, place them in the pan with the onions and mushrooms and cook on each side for about 5 – 10 minutes, each side should be golden brown and cooked thoroughly when finished.  When chicken is finished you can either place it in the oven to keep warm or leave it in the pan, I find putting it in the oven is easier. Now place just the chicken in the oven and leave the onions and mushrooms in the pan. To this add the marsala and cook for 5 – 10 minutes, just let it bubble away, at this point you can add more wine and more butter and stuff to make more sauce if desired. Now when you’ve got about minute left add cream or half and half to the sauce to make it a nice creamy sauce. Then return the chicken to the pan and cook for another minute or two turning each piece of chicken at least once- trust me makes a better flavor. Now you can serve this over pasta or anything really olive garden does potatoes and mashed potatoes. Up to you really, it is my favorite Italian dish. Yum yum yum, enjoy, don’t eat it too fast, I promise it is amazing!!!




























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