Friday, January 26, 2018

Chicken Marsala

     I made a wonderful new recipe for Chicken Marsala this week!  I found the basic recipe on Epicurious, but changed a couple of things. You can go to the link if you want to see the original, but here is the recipe as I made it.  I serve it over spaghetti.

                                                            Chicken Marsala

1 3/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (14 fl oz)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
10 oz mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoons ground sage
 Salt & pepper to taste
  1 cup all-purpose flour
8-10 chicken tenders or 4 chicken breasts
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons dry Marsala wine
1 1/3 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 200°F.
Bring broth to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over high heat, then boil, uncovered, until reduced to about 3/4 cup, about 20 minutes.
  Cook onion in 3 tablespoons butter in a heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until onion begins to turn golden, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms, and sage,  and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid mushrooms give off is evaporated and mushrooms begin to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  Put flour in a wide shallow bowl. Gently pound chicken to 1/4 inch thick between 2 sheets of plastic wrap using the flat side of a meat pounder or a rolling pin.
Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour, 1 piece at a time, shaking off excess. 
  Heat 1 tablespoon each of oil and butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then sauté half of chicken, turning over once, until golden and just cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer cooked chicken to a large heatproof platter, arranging in 1 layer, then put platter in oven to keep warm. Wipe out skillet with paper towels and cook remaining chicken in same manner, then transfer to oven, arranging in 1 layer.
  Add 1 cup wine to skillet and boil over high heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits, about 30 seconds. Add reduced broth, cream, and mushrooms, then simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, 6 to 8 minutes.  Add chicken to sauce to coat and then remove to serve. Add lemon juice and remaining 2 tablespoons wine and a dash of sage and salt & pepper, if needed, to the sauce and then serve with chicken.

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