Chicken Marsala

I have been looking for a Chicken Marsala recipe and today I found one. I followed Tyler Florence’s but omitted and added some ingredients to make it my own. It came out great and hubby loved it that he requested me to make it again tomorrow. Next time I will double the amount of sauce. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 4 skinless, boneless, chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • All-purpose flour, for dredging
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces crimini or porcini mushrooms, stemmed and halved
  • 1/2 cup sweet Marsala wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 1/4 cup half and half cream
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp flour or cornstarch

Directions

Put the chicken breasts side by side on a cutting board and pound with a flat meat mallet, until they are about 1/4-inch thick. Put some flour in a shallow platter and season with a fair amount of salt and pepper; mix with a fork to distribute evenly.

Heat the oil over medium-high flame in a large skillet. When the oil is nice and hot, dredge both sides of the chicken cutlets in the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess. Slip the cutlets into the pan and fry for 5 minutes on each side until golden, turning once – do this in batches if the pieces don’t fit comfortably in the pan. Remove the chicken to a large platter in a single layer to keep warm.

Lower the heat to medium and add onion and garlic in the pan and let it brown. Now, add the mushrooms and saute until they are nicely browned and their moisture has evaporated, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Pour the Marsala in the pan and boil down for a few seconds to cook out the alcohol. Add the chicken stock and simmer for a minute to reduce the sauce slightly. Add the half and half cream and flour stirring constantly until thick. Stir in the butter and return the chicken to the pan; simmer gently for 1 minute to heat the chicken through. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with chopped parsley before serving. You can serve it over linguini or egg noodles. Enjoy!

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