The other day we wanted to try out something different for Diner. In my family we love Italian cuisine. And for the very first time I decided to try to make Chicken Marsala, as we all love that dish. The dish is prepared by using boneless chicken breast and cooking them in the Marsala wine , which originates from a coastal town in Italy,by the name Marsala. It is an elegant dish and initially I was definitely hesitant a bit as I have never tried cooking with wine. But now I'm glad I tried it out, and it came out just nice, my family loved the taste , so it's worth the try and do share your experience cooking it too:) Happy cooking!!!
4-5 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup flour for coating
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup Marsala wine
1 cup chicken stock
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder, 1tsp cayenne pepper,1 tsp garlic powder,1 tsp dried oregano,1 tsp dried thyme.
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper.
1. In a shallow dish combine flour,salt, black pepper,garlic powder,onion powder, cayenne pepper, dried oregano,dried thyme.
2. Using a meat tenderizer pound (flatten) the chicken breast to 1/4 inch thin and coat with the seasoned flour mixture , shaking off any excess.
3.Heat a skillet,add olive oil , butter and cook the chicken breasts to a golden brown color on both side for 3 to 4 minutes.Remove and keep on a plate. In the same skillet cook the mushrooms till they sweat and water evaporates,add the Marsala wine,making sure the flame is on low heat. Bring to a boil,scrapping the browned tidbits from the pan,add in stock,allow the sauce to thicken and transfer the chicken breast back to the pan and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.
To give the dish a creamier taste, you could add in 1/4 cup milk or heavy cream in the end.
You could also add boiled vegetables,garlic toast or a salad as they all go great with this dish.