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Classic Chicken Marsala
Some recipes never go out of style, and the one-pan dinner known as chicken Marsala is one of them. The key ingredient is Marsala wine, a slightly sweet, fortified wine originally from Sicily that adds a rich, nutty flavor. Look for “secco” (dry) Marsala, or substitute dry sherry in a pinch. It will keep indefinitely stored in a cool dry place. We use small chicken breasts here for quick and even cooking, but if you can only find larger ones, cut them in half horizontally into 2 cutlets that are each about ½ inch thick. The recipe makes plenty of sauce, perfect for a side of buttered noodles or mashed potatoes. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ivy Manning.
- Sprinkle chicken with sage, 1/2 tsp. salt, and the pepper. Heat olive oil and butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown, turning once, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside. (The chicken will finish cooking later.)
- Add mushrooms, shallots, and 1 pinch of salt and cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms have given off their liquid and are beginning to brown, about 6 minutes. Add flour and garlic and cook, stirring, until all the flour has been absorbed, about 1 minute. Reduce heat if the bits on the bottom of the pan begin to scorch.
- Pour chicken broth and marsala into the pan and scrape up browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened, about 4 minutes.
- Add chicken and any accumulated juices on the plate to the pan. Turn chicken with tongs to coat with sauce. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer gently until chicken is no longer pink in the center and reaches 160° to 165°F on an instant-read thermometer, 5-8 minutes.
- Sprinkle chicken with parsley, and serve.
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|Calories430Calories from Fat170|
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|Calories from Fat170|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.