Monday, February 6, 2012

A little bit of Italy in my Cuisine.


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!!!



Chicken Marsala






Ingredients:
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.



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