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Chicken Marsala


You may think why it is called chicken marsala, and not chicken masala. The shortest answer is that this one is an Italian preparation. This special and delicious preparation derives its name from the delicate sauce the main ingredient of which is a special wine “Marsala” from the Marsala region of Italay.

Ingredients for chicken

Chicken breasts 500 gram

Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

Salt 1/2 teaspoon

All purpose flour 3 tablespoons

Olive oil 3 tablespoons

Ingredients for the Marsala sauce

Mushrooms – 500 grams

Butter 2 tablespoon

Garlic sliced 1 teaspoon

Chicken stock 1 cup

Heavy cream 200 ml.

Marsala wine 200 ml.

Parsley chopped 1 small bunch

All purpose flour 1-2 teaspoon

Italien seasoning

Salt to taste

Preparation of chicken

Slice the chicken breast into evenly sized pieces and then roll it to 1-1 1/2 cm. thickness using a rolling pin. You may place the chicken pieces between two pieces of plastic pieces while rolling them thin.

Now sprinkle the flattened chicken pieces with salt and chilli powder on both sides and smear it on to the chicken pieces.

Spread the all purpose flour on a flat plate and place each of the chicken pieces in the plate and coat them thinly with the flour.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil i a thick bottomed skillet and cook the chicken pieces on both sides till they become golden brown and fully cooked. Cooking (shallow frying) them 5 minutes on each side may be enough.

When cooked remove them from the skillet and keep aside.

Preparation of the Marsala Sauce.

Now add the butter to the same skillet.

Add the sliced mushrooms and garlic to the skillet and saute till they are cooked and change colour.

Now add the Italian seasoning and mix well.

Add the chicken stock, marsala wine and Cream and mix together.

If the sauce is not of the desired consistency you can add all purpose flour also.

Allow to simmer for a few minutes till the desired consistency is achieved.

Add the chicken pieces to the sauce and allow to simmer for 2-5 minutes.

Garnish with chopped parsley.

Serve along with rice, pasta, bread, boiled potatoes and the like.

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