Chicken Marsala

Tender chicken with a rich sauce made with a touch of Marsala wine is a craveable winning combination. This dish is always a request of my family and one of my favorites as well.

Chicken Marslas
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Chicken Marsala is one of those dishes that’s found on just about every Italian restaurant menu, but it’s easy to make at home. Trust me, you’ll be happy you decided not to order out!

Chicken Marsala is a versatile dish which is easily accompanied by your favorite sides. Asparagus, peas, stuffing, egg noddles, pasta, cauliflower mash, potatoes are all amazing choices!

Chicken Marsala
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Trader Joe’s makes a delicious Mushroom Medley that’s sold in their freezer section. When I don’t have fresh mushrooms on hand, I use a bag of this Trader Joe’s Mushroom Medley instead. It more than fits the bill. The blend has garlic and parsley which is perfect for the Marsala! This product is not certified gluten-free, use fresh mushrooms if there is any concern.

Trader Joe's Mushroom Medley
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Trader Joe’s Gluten-free Stuffing Mix is my go-to when I’m wanting to go all out with the comfort food. It is easy to make as any stuffing mix and a great option as a side for my Chicken Marsala recipe.

Trader Joe's Gluten Free Stuffing
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Chicken Marsala is a versatile dish which is easily accompanied by your favorite sides. Asparagus, peas, stuffing, egg noddles, pasta, cauliflower mash, potatoes are all amazing choices! I hope this recipe makes your family as happy as it does mine.

Chicken Marsala
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Chicken Marsala

Who needs to order out when you can make this amazing version of Chicken Marsala right in your own kitchen. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken, dinner, gluten-free, italian, marsala, mushrooms, trader joe's
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author TFK

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken cutlet breasts (8 ounces each)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced omit garlic of using Trader Joe's Mushroom Medley
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 bag Trader Joe's Mushroom Medley or 8oz. fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1/3 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp herbs de provence

Instructions

  1. Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to make 4 cutlets. Put each cutlet between two sheets of plastic wrap and lightly pound them until they are about 1/4 inch thick. Season liberally with 1/2 teaspoon salt and a pinch of black pepper.

  2. Place flour in a shallow bowl and lightly dredge the chicken pieces in the flour, shaking off any excess. Reserve the 1 tbsp remaining flour to use later.

  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon of the butter and 1 teaspoon of the olive oil to the pan and swirl the pan until the butter has melted. 

  4. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking dish and place in the oven to keep warm.

  5. Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil to the skillet. Add the garlic and shallots and cook until soft and golden, about 2 minutes. 

  6. Add the mushrooms, season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and a pinch of black pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. 

  7. Sprinkle in the reserved 1 teaspoon of flour and cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds. Add the tomato paste, Marsala wine, chicken broth, and herbs de provence.

  8. Stir and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon, until thickened, about 2 minutes.

  9. Return the chicken to the skillet with the mushrooms, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer in the sauce to let the flavors blend, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  10. Salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

To serve, put a piece of chicken on each of 4 serving plates. Spoon the mushrooms and sauce evenly over the top, and serve hot.

For gluten-free version, use gluten-free flour and stock. Trader Joe's Mushroom Medley is not certified gluten-free, use fresh mushrooms if there is any concern.


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