Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday Edibles – Chicken Marsala

On Friday, I felt like cooking something new – sometimes I get tired of the same old recipes. I went searching for ideas to my favorite culinary place in the entire world – As usual, it did not let me down! I found a few recipes to try out, and cooked this delicious Chicken Marsala recipe (with a few adaptations reflected in the below version) for dinner that night. You’ll be surprised how quick and easy it is! I served it with steamed broccoli – what a light and delicious meal it was!

Ingredients (serves 4)
4 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil
12-16 oz sliced wild mushrooms
1/2 small onion, sliced
3-4 tbsp Marsala wine (I got mine at Trader Joe's. They had dry and sweet; I got the sweet.)
1 pkg (11 oz) beef culinary gravy*
1 tbsp minced Italian parsley (flat leaf)

Season chicken slices with salt and pepper.

Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in pan on HIGH, until oil faintly smokes; add chicken and onions. Cook until chicken turns slightly brown, turn and continue to sear until second side has browned. Transfer chicken and onions to clean platter; set aside.

Heat remaining oil in pan on MEDIUM-HIGH, until oil faintly smokes. Add mushrooms. Cook, stirring 8 min. Remove pan from heat; add wine. Return to heat. Cook, stirring about 2 min to reduce liquids by half. Whisk in gravy* and parsley.

Return chicken to pan and cook everything together for another 3-4 min on MEDIUM, until the chicken is heated through.

Serve with a side of your choice!

*I did not have any gravy so I used 4 tbsp butter instead. I added the butter right before adding mushrooms to the pan.


  1. Yum, yum, yum!!! We would love this, and it sounds easy to make . . . bonus!

  2. i'd like to order 2 please, to go.

  3. I'd love to have you over for dinner sometime Janna, LOL the only thing is that you would be cooking! You have and find the greatest recipes, this is another that I will definitely make!

  4. Hey Janna, I did end up making this recipe and it was great! Much thanks! -- Samar