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Chicken Marsala

We love our Chicken Marsala.  I used to order it when dining out, but now it’s more fun and satisfying to cook up in the little kitchen.  This one never disappoints.  It’s on the healthier side if you can spare some butter, yet doesn’t skimp on big flavor.  It’s awesome as both a tasty family meal as well as a dish that’s worthy of dinner guests.  This Chicken Marsala features a tangy Marsala sauce poured over tender chicken fillets, flanked by cremini mushrooms, garlic, and shallots.  YUM!

Cremini mushrooms & shallots

Marsala & mushroom sauce seeps into the chicken and pasta
Marsala & mushroom sauce seeps into the chicken and pasta
I like to serve with buttered angel hair pasta, garlic sauteed spinach, and freshly grated Parmesan liberally sprinkled over entire dish
I like to serve with buttered angel hair pasta, garlic sauteed spinach, and freshly grated Parmesan liberally sprinkled over entire dish

Bless your chicken fillet with tons of Marsala sauce over it!  It’s super tasty over garlic-sauteed spinach and buttered pasta.  Pour that sauce over everything, and lay on the freshly grated parmesan!  Double, triple yummy goodness!

RECIPE (serves 4-6)

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken tenderloin fillets
1 cup flour
1 TB salt
1 TB garlic powder
2 tsp pepper
8-10 TB butter
2 cups cremini (mini portabella) mushrooms, thinly sliced
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 shallots, minced
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 1/2 cup DRY Marsala wine
1 cup chicken stock
Olive oil for pan frying

Mix together flour, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.  Set aside.

Melt 2-3 TB butter in large skillet.  Saute garlic and shallots until soft.  Add mushrooms and cook until soft.  Remove from pan and set aside (can keep in oven under “warm” setting)

Pour wine, chicken stock,  and 2 TB butter into skillet and boil until sauce is reduced by half.  Time will vary, depending on your skillet, but eyeball it the best you can.  Depending on how salty your chicken stock was, now you can add salt to taste, once your sauce is finished reducing.  Set sauce aside and keep warm.

Dry chicken fillets with paper towel.  Put pieces on cutting board, cover with cling wrap, and lightly pound them to about 1/3 in. thickness.  Dust each fillet with flour mixture, shaking off excess.  Melt 2 TB butter and 2 TB oil in large skillet.  Fry chicken fillets on medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side (or just until golden brown).  Repeat, working in batches until all chicken is done.  Remember not to overcrowd that pan, or your chicken ends up getting steamed rather than nicely browned.

Place chicken into serving dish or plates, or over buttered pasta (I like angel hair).  Spoon mushroom mixture over chicken.  Pour Marsala sauce generously over entire dish.  If pasta is on the dish, make sure it gets sauce over it too.  Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan.

Source:  Chew Out Loud

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    • Lawrence

    I there a way we could print your recipes? I really love them and was just looking for an option to readily print them so it would be easier to read while cooking. I appreciate your time and sharing your awesome recipes.

      • Amy Dong

      Thank you, Lawrence! Yes, you can scroll down to the Recipe Card and click the “Print” button there. Happy continued cooking!

    • Marcie

    I don’t have the Marsala wine. Is there anything I could substitute or will it be ok to leave out? Making this tonight for my hubs bday dinner so plllleeeeeease get back with me soon. Thank you so much!!!

      • chewoutloud

      Hi, Marcie! Marsala is the “star flavor” of this dish, so I definitely recommend getting the Marsala wine if you can (it’s ready available at major stores, including Trader Joes and grocery stores.) That said, you could try subbing with Madeira wine, but chances are you’d have to go out and buy that, too. (And it will not be the same as the Marsala.) Hope you guys find a way to make this dish as written, as it’s truly delicious 🙂 Happy birthday to your hubbs! You’re so sweet to be making him a special dinner tonight 🙂

    • Misty

    This marsala was really great! Though the sauce was more of a juice, it never really thickened, but my family loved it!! It could definitely use more mushrooms 🙂 My 3 year old daughter even kept saying how good it was. Thank you for this recipe!!!

      • chewoutloud

      You’re so welcome, Misty! Glad you guys loved it 🙂 🙂 Thanks for coming over to let us know; I hope you continue finding recipes you love here at COL! 🙂

    • Edible Euphoria

    This looks yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

    • karenworth

    I pinned this recipe. :0)

      • chewoutloud

      Aw, thanks! And I’m so glad you stopped by 🙂

        • veryhungrypiglet

        Yummy and really well laid out site!

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