Chicken Marsala Recipe:

Chicken Marsala Recipe:

Chicken Marsala Recipe:

Marsala wine originated in western Sicily, Italy back in the 1700s. While chicken marsala itself might not be found in many restaurants in Italy, it is an Italian-inspired dish and can be found in many Italian restaurants here in the US. (Source: natashaskitchen.com)

Chicken Marsala Ingredients:

This Italian-American dish is made with chicken breast, salt and pepper, flour for dredging, olive oil, butter, onion powder, garlic, and parsley. The marsala wine sauce is made up of dry marsala wine, chicken stock, and heavy whipping cream. (Source: natashaskitchen.com)

Can I Substitute the Wine?

If you are not able to find Marsala wine, a Madeira wine would also work. If alcohol is a concern, most of the alcohol is cooked out in the pan so you just get the added flavor and the sauce ends up with an insignificant amount of alcohol. If you are looking to make it wine-free, you could just use more broth and boil that down, but the flavor profile wouldn’t be quite the same. 


Yes, you can substitute any white wine in place of the Marsala wine. Just be careful when you are using the Marsala wine that the alcohol content is not too high for the dish. White wine is generally under 16% alcohol by volume, while Marsala wine is 22%.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch pan or skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Fry 2 of the chicken breasts until golden-brown on both sides (about 3 to 4 minutes per side). Transfer to a warm plate, tent with foil, and keep warm. Repeat the same with the remaining 2 chicken breasts. (Source: cafedelites.com)

Heat the oil over medium-high flame in a large skillet. When the oil is nice and hot, dredge both sides of the chicken cutlets in the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess. Slip the cutlets into the pan and fry for 5 minutes on each side until golden, turning once – do this in batches if the pieces don't fit comfortably in the pan. Remove the chicken to a large platter in a single layer to keep warm. 

Quick Chicken Marsala Recipe

Marsala cooking wine is a worthy addition to your pantry; it’s dry and sweet without being overpowering, and can cut through the richness of cream or stock. The alcohol will cook off as the sauce simmers. Adding butter at the end, a classic technique gives the sauce its body and gloss. Serve this skillet main over polenta, mashed potatoes, or hot cooked brown rice. If you have leftover thyme, try steeping in chicken stock before making a risotto, tossing with roasted vegetables, or adding to a frittata. (Source: www.cookinglight.com)


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