Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Main Event: Chicken Marsala

It's been such a pleasure sharing some of our family's favorite festive drinks and appetizers with you so far this week. Today, the Bloggy Progressive Dinner has moved on to Kate's and she's serving up the entree!

Here at the Parenting Miracles house, a sure hit is my Chicken Marsala. I posted this recipe originally back here, but I've recopied it to this post for the sake of convenience...

Chicken Marsala

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in strips or bite-sized pieces (strips are prettier, little pieces are easier for little children!)
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cups asst. mushrooms, sliced (I like a combination of button and baby bella)
  • 3/4 cup Marsala cooking wine OR 3/4 cup marsala wine + 1/4 tsp salt (Cooking wine has salt added already; I actually prefer to use drinking wine and add the salt myself because I think it has better flavor. You can find Marsala in with the dessert wines, usually, or in with the Italian or Spanish wines)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary or poultry seasoning
  • 1 lb. pasta


Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in large skillet over medium heat. Saute mushrooms until browned, about 8-10 minutes. Remove and set aside. Melt another 1 Tbsp. butter. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Add chicken to skillet and cook through. Remove. Melt remaining 2 Tbsp butter and add flour. Stir constantly with wooden spoon or small whisk until the flour and butter are incorporated and lightly browned, about one minute. Stir in wine, water, parsley, and rosemary. Bring to a quick boil, then immediately reduce heat. Sauce will thicken as it simmers. Add mushrooms and chicken to sauce and warm through, about 2-3 minutes. Serve over pasta. (We prefer linguine or angelhair.)


(If you're like Amy and married to a man who isn't a big pasta fan- seriously? who doesn't like pasta?? ;) -- you can absolutely serve this dish on the plate right alongside a baked potato. That was one of the options at the Italian restaurant where I waitressed and quite a few people went that route!)

Serves: 4 hungry people

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Sherry said...

Oh, my! This sounds absolutely scrumptious! :D

heather said...

thank you for posting where to find marsala wine. i never knew where to find it and i had heard that using the cooking wine wasn't the greatest(could be the flavor, not sure)

Linda said...

I haven't made this in a long time. I had forgotten about it. I've probably lost my recipe so yours will come in handy.