A-Z Challenge Letter C. C is for Chicken Marsala. I took an amazing cooking class on the five basic sauces where I learned this recipe for chicken Marsala. I was the only kid there. I am so happy they allowed me in. It's hard to find classes where they accept kids because in commercial kitchens there are a lot of liabilities. But I have great knife skills and handle them with care. I am also very serious about my cooking and when I'm in the kitchen, I'm all business. (Unlike the majority of 12 year olds I know, LOL.) This chicken Marsala recipe is awesome. It's always been one of my mom's favorites, so she was thrilled. Especially when I came home and recreated it for our family. They licked the pan clean!!
Yummy Chicken Marsala:
4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1/2 cup of flour
salt and pepper to taste
dried oregano and thyme to taste
4 tbsp oil
4 tbsp butter or margarine
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 cup Marsala wine
4 ounces demi-glaze (to make it quick from scratch pop back in tomorrow for letter D-I will be posting it there)
Slice the chicken breasts in half making 2 thin cutlets and placing them between two sheet of plastic wrap. Pound the chicken cutlets until about 1/4" thickness.
Combine the flour, salt, pepper and oregano in a mixing bowl and dredge the chicken pieces in the flour, shaking off any excess.
Heat the oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken breasts on medium high heat for about 2-3 minutes on the first side, until lightly browned. Turn breasts over to cook opposite side for and additional 2 minutes. Remove the chicken and place on a paper towel covered plate. Add the mushrooms to skillet. Saute the mushrooms 1-2 minutes, until the mushrooms are lightly browned. Continue to stir mushrooms. Deglaze the pan with the Marsala wine and reduce the wine slightly. Add the demi glaze and place the chicken back in to the pan and simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
This recipe will yield four servings. (Which is never enough for my family- we have to double it.)