Thursday, February 19, 2009

Chicken and Marsala w/out Mushrooms *Recipe 23 - Page 87*

This has not been a great week. My daughter had a fever all weekend and ended up with strep throat and then I tested postive for the flu, strain A. I have never had the real flu before and do not care if I never get it again. I got a burst of energy one night and decided I had better cook the chicken in my fridge before I had to throw it away. If this recipe hadn't been so easy than this chicken would've bit the dust. I didn't have the mushrooms, but decided that I would go ahead with it anyway. I was surprised at how easy and delicious this recipe was. I was also happy that I did cook this because then my daughter and I had leftovers to eat all week. I will totally make this dish again and again. You know something is really good when you can eat it while being sick with the flu!!

Ingredients: 1 (3-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces, kosher salt and pepper, extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 stic unsalted butter, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 bunch fresh tyme, 2 cups halved button mushrooms, 2 diced shallots, 1-1/2 cups sweet Marsala wine, 1 cup chicken broth, 1/2 stick butter cut into cubes, 2 cups penne pasta

Directions: Rinse chicken pieces, then pat dry and season with salt and pepper. In a large roasting pan heat a 3 count of olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken and brown in hot oil for about 10 minutes, until golden all over turning pieces to brown on all sides. Remove chicken from pan and set aside on another plate. Add garlic, thyme, mushrooms, and shallots to hot roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper and saute until mushrooms are brown and shallots are slightly caramelized. Deglaze pan with Marsala and chicken broth, scraping brown bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.

Nestle chicken back in pan, making sure each piece has contact with bottom of pan. Top each piece of chicken with butter. Cover the pan with the lid, leaving it slightly askew. Cook over medium-low heat about 30 minutes (or until chicken is 180F with a thermometer). Baste chicken with pan juices periodically.

Meanwhile, cook the penne pasta to package directions. Season with the chicken with salt and pepper and serve with penne pasta.

This is recipe is a keeper!! Easy and delicious!


  1. Kim- Sorry to hear about your daughter.. hope sheis better. You know I was thinking of making Tylers chicken marsala myself this week. I may try it for next week after your review. Looks great!

  2. Oh, poor you guys! :(
    Hope you are feeling better soon.
    I love chicken marsala - great choice!

  3. Hope you and your daughter are feeling better soon! Glad you liked this dish--it looks delicious.

  4. Hope everyone is feeling better. Your chicken marsala looks delicious.

  5. That does sound like quite the rough week. But at least you gained a wonderful new chicken recipe, right? I'm bookmarking this one. Love easy + delicious!!

  6. chicken marsala... yum. hope everyone is feeling better soon.

  7. Chicken Marsala is one of my favorites - you're right, it is easy & delicious.

    I hope you're feeling better!

  8. Hope you are feeling better now, and your daughter. And a good recommendation for a recipe.

  9. Thanks for all the good wishes! We are all feeling better now and ready to get cooking and making up for lost time!!


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