Chicken Marsala


I worked for several years at a Saratoga Springs restaurant called Joe Collins Italian American Restaurant. We made a delicious Chicken Marsala and I have made that menu item ever since in the exact formula. I will share the recipe with you. There are many minor variations of this dish but the tastes are very close. Joe Collins Restaurant used a creamy sauce made in the pan and it really gave the dish a nice finish.

1 3/4 cups chicken broth

2 tbsp finely chopped onion

4 tbsp butter

12 oz mushrooms sliced thinly

1 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 pounds about 4 skinless boneless chicken breast cut in half and pound thin

2 tbsp olive oil

3/4 cup Marsala wine

1/2 cup heavy cream


Blend well the flour, salt and pepper. Use the seasoned flour to dredge the pounded or thin sliced chicken breast.

Place the olive oil in your saute pan over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Add about 1 tbsp of butter and saute the floured chicken under browned on both sides using the olive oil/butter mix.

Remove the chicken from the saute pan and add another 1 tbsp of butter butter, mushrooms and onion. Saute the onion and mushroom in the butter until the onion just begins to caramelize and mushrooms are golden brown.

Add the Marsala wine to deglaze the pan. Use your spatula to work the bottom of the pan to break up the brown bits and mix up the coloration in the pan. Allow the alcohol to evaporate off the liquid and reduce by half then add the chicken stock. Allow the chicken stock to completely incorporate into the mixture and let it simmer for roughly 3 min as a nice sauce forms.

Place the chicken back into the pan and cook through as the chicken absorbs the sauce. Lower heat and simmer for 5-6 min. Add remaining butter and heavy cream. Taste sauce and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Top with chopped parsley and plate the chicken.

This is a delicious dish and is really simple to create. Once you have experienced a nice sauce like this you will return to the dish over and over.

Enjoy and share with your friends

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