Marsala wine is Italy’s most famous version of fortified wine, hailing from Italy’s sunny southern region, Marsala is an ancient city on the coast of Sicily. Like its other fortified cousins – Port, Sherry and Madeira, Marsala is a higher alcohol fortified wine (usually around 17- 20%) that is available in both sweet or dry variations. While Marsala wine is often recognized more for its use in various cooking and culinary combinations than its sipping status, this has not always been the case
Though there are other ingredients that you can substitute for Marsala wine in this dish to achieve something similar, it is impossible to really replicate the taste without using real Marsala wine. If that is hard to find in your area, you could substitute sherry or even just use dry white wine and chicken broth. The dish won’t be Chicken Marsala, but you can create something delicious nonetheless. The version of Chicken Marsala that I made uses Marsala wine, butter and chicken stock to create a delicious sauce. However, you can also add a little heavy cream to the sauce if you wish to make it even creamier and more decadent.
|I add my seasonings directly to my flour and mix well. Pat your chicken dry
and dredge in the flour mixture.
|Using a combination of EEOV and butter help the chicken to brown nicely.|
|I like Baby Bella mushrooms, but use what you like. Some people use shallot instead of onion,
but I prefer the taste of the sweet yellow onion in this dish. And of course garlic.
Feel free to add more or less according to your taste
|The finished dish. The chicken just falls apart!! This is my go to Chicken Marsala.
Easy, delicious and stunning enough to serve for company!
My Go To Chicken Marsala
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts Pounded to 1/4 inch thick (see my note above)
Rosemary Sea Salt about 2 tsp or to taste
Fresh ground pepper – 1 tsp or to taste
1 tsp oregano
Pound the chicken out to about 1/4 inch thickness. Season with salt, pepper and oregano.
Put the flour on a plate. Dredge the chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess.
Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pan over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, just until the chicken is golden brown. Remove the chicken from the pan and put on a plate. Cover to keep warm.
Saute onion and mushrooms and garlic, stirring occasionally, until liquid mushrooms give off is evaporated. Add Marsala and cook mixture, stirring, until Marsala is almost evaporated (about 2 minutes). Be sure to scrape the bits off the bottom of the pan so you get all the flavor in your sauce. Add broth and chicken with any juices that have accumulated on plate and simmer, turning chicken once, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken with tongs to a platter.
Remove skillet from heat and stir in remaining 2 tablespoons butter that has been incorporated with the flour stirring until butter is just incorporated This process finishes the sauce with a glossy and smooth texture. Spoon mushroom sauce around chicken and sprinkle with parsley.