Confession. I started this post on April 10, 2013. And I am just now getting around to finishing it... WHOOPS!
A little over a year ago, I fell in love with chicken marsala. I'm not sure I had ever had it before then- I've always hated mushrooms so there was probably no way I wanted to eat a dish with lots of mushrooms in it. But we were invited to a friend's house and chicken marsala was on the menu so I couldn't say no- and turns out I LOVED it!
We asked for the recipe from our friend and we have been making it ever since. It's really easy and cheap so I wanted to share with you guys!
(FYI there are some versions of this that require two different types of wine and other fancy things, but I like this recipe because it's only one type of wine and therefore simple!)
- 4 boneless chicken breast halves without skin (note that says HALVES- so only 2 chicken breasts)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil (we don't have any of this so we don't use it)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 to 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 3/4 cup Marsala wine
Preparation: Pound chicken to 1/4" thickness. Combine flour, salt, pepper, and basil; mix well. Heat oil and butter in a heavy non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Dredge chicken in seasoned flour mixture. Cook chicken until lightly browned on first side, about 2 to 3 minutes. Turn chicken and add mushrooms around the chicken pieces. Cook about 2 minutes longer, until lightly browned; stir the mushrooms. Add Marsala wine to pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Serve this with hot cooked pasta, mashed potatoes, or rice.
We kept it classy with store bought cooking wine for this recipe. I know fancy food people say you should never use cooking wine, it isn't the same, blah blah blah, but it was the only thing sold in the grocery store so it won. (I will never get used to the fact that wine isn't sold in grocery stores in NY! I guess cooking wine doesn't count though?)
Also, we made half a box of spaghetti and some broccoli to go with this- and it fed us both for dinner and lunch the next day! 4 meals in one? I'll take it.