Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • One 4 to 5-pound chicken (organic and free range, if possible), cut into 10 pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 cups sliced white button mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup dry marsala
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, cut into cubes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • Chardonnay, for serving
Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Pat the chicken pieces dry with a paper towel and sprinkle all over with salt and pepper. Set a turkey roaster pan over 2 burners on medium heat and add the canola oil. Brown the chicken, skin-side down first, 3 to 4 minutes, then turn and brown on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Add a little more of the oil to the pan on high heat and add the mushrooms, garlic and onions. Season with salt and cook just long enough to get some color on the mushrooms, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and thyme and cook about 1 minute longer. Place the chicken pieces back into the pan skin-side up and spread them out evenly, pushing them down into the mushrooms and onions. Add the marsala, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan, and add the chicken broth. Place the whole pan in the oven and cook until the tops of the chicken are golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes.

Use tongs to remove the chicken from the pan and transfer onto a serving platter and keep warm. Set the roasting pan back over the burner on high heat. Bring the contents to a boil and cook the liquid until it is reduced and the flavors become concentrated, 3 to 4 minutes. Shut off the heat, add the butter cubes and stir gently to melt the butter evenly. This will thicken the marsala sauce and give it a rich flavor. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Add a squeeze of the lemon juice and fold in the parsley. Pour over the chicken and serve with Chardonnay.


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So easy and so delicious! I used boneless skinless chicken I had in the freezer and took another users advice and didn't add it back into the pan until the last 10 minutes. Moist and delicious! <br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very easy to follow and turned out delicious!! I did use thin boneless skinless chicken breasts because that is what I had. So I browned the chicken on each side and removed from the pan, and then followed the rest of the recipe, except I didn't add the chicken back in until the wine sauce simmered for 10 minutes and then I let it simmer for another 10 minutes with the chicken. I served it will fettuccine alfredo( I mixed a little of the marsala sauce with the alfredo..yum) and roasted asparagus. Despite the fact that my stove died in the middle of cooking and we had to pack it all up and head to a friend's house this dish was delicious and so very easy to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe! I've made it as written, &amp; also have changed it up with some sweet red wine in place of the Marsala- delicious any way you make it! Thanks for sharing, Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely Fabulous!!! I will be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can you use Sweet Marsala? item not reviewed by moderator and published
My wife cleaned her plate, and she doesn&amp;#39;t particularly like chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe. So much better than my usual one. Doubled the garlic and served over polenta. This will be a standard in our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my family last night. It was a huge hit. My daughter was still talking about it this morning. All 3 kids plus my husband loved it. That is a great success. Very easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an excellent recipe. It's less expensive than traditional Chicken Marsala because it uses chicken pieces rather than boneless/skinless chicken breasts, and it's a great time-saver because it's baked in the oven after browning on the stovetop. My son and husband both absolutely loved it, and the smell of the Marsala wine cooking in the oven was mouth-watering. I will definitely make this again - and often! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I fixed this today for dinner. My husband loved it. Very tasty. Love cooking with wine. The bomb. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an excellent dinner will be making again.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is always delicious, I wouldn't change a thing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My company LOVED it!! I used dried Thyme(1 t. Served w/ redskin smashed potatoes and roasted asparagus! The leftovers were awesome too. Everyone wanted the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband said this was the best chicken he ever had! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a hit with both my husband and mom. I was away from home and didn't have my standby chicken Marsala recipe so substituted with this version. Since I was used to using boneless, skinless chicken breast meat, I followed the recipe but skipped the oven time and cooked it all on the stove in less than half the time. Served the chicken and mushrooms with their Marsala gravy over mashed potatoes and it was a hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, this is excellent! I would easily make this again. I used 8 thighs with skin, 4 Portobello mushrooms cleaned and cut up and 35 min in oven and it was wonderful. I used a braising pan and that was more than ample for all the liquid and meat. I would consider adding maybe flour with the butter or cream to thicken but I'm certainly the novice here. Its outstanding as it is. Just tell the kids the mushrooms are some fried chicken skin that broke off and they won't know the difference : item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was outstanding!! I made it last night and my husband said it was ridiculously delicious. Thank you Guy for this wonderful recipe! Will be making this a lot in the future!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This turned out great! I used all thighs and a mix of cremini and portabella mushrooms. Served with pasta tossed with peas, caramelized onions, and pancetta. A real hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a keeper ... everyone in the family loved it! I will make it again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG this recipe was amazing!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is awsome! I made it for me and mom one night, now I'm making it for a dinner party. "Money"!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe. I used skinless chicken breasts as another review suggested and it worked out well. Really good!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best marsala I have ever made at home! Restaurant quality, and I'll be serving this to company in the near future! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Unbelievable. I think this is one of the best things I have ever made. The sauce had so much flavor I couldn’t stop eating. I can't wait to make this again and again. It was so good. I licked my plate! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was insane good!! Based on personal taste I used cremini mushrooms and added rosemary along with them. Also added a T mustard with the tomato paste and a dollop of mascarpone at the end.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sauce was amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! The sauce has lots of flavor! I will make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was delicious! I used chicken breasts and roasted them 20 minutes in the oven, covered them with the sauce, roasted an additional 20 minutes. Other than that followed the recipe exact. This one will go into my favorites folder! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family is already asking for me to make this again and the dishes aren't even clean yet. I'll probably back off on the wine next time but not by much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So delicious...it was a hit! Not your average Marsala. I did use boneless thinly sliced cutlets and everyone loved it...no leftovers! This is the only recipe I'll be using from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
im not one for chicken marsala but this one is awesome i didnt have chicken with skin on so i used boneless skinless and it worked great. This one is definately a keeper item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well like everyone else I found this recipe easy, fast, and delicious!! I did not have a whole chicken, used 3 breasts and 2 leg/thigh quarters. Still, the flavor was excellent with that tomato paste and the splash of lemon and fresh parsley at the end is just the right topper!! Great recipe for kids and novice cooks too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy and over the top tasty! Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We absolutely loved this recipe, it was easy to make and a huge hit. All we had were chicken thighs but that didn't seem to make a difference in the amazing flavor. We will definately make this again. My husband who is usually pretty neutral said you could make this a signature dish at a restaurant!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy and so so tasty! Everyone loved it! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I didn't have any button mushrooms, so I used baby 'bellas. Didn't make any other changes. The family loved it! So easy, and GRAIN FREE! The only change I'll make to this recipe is to make more. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this recipe exactly as indicated and it was a hit with my two male dinner guests who snarfed up all but two pieces of chicken. The marsala/mushroom sauce was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My dad and I are huge fans of Food Network, and whenever we see a recipe we like, we try to make it ourselves for the family. We saw the episode of Big Bite that featured this recipe, and when we made it ourselves, we got rave reviews! It goes particularly well with Ree Drummond's recipe for cranberry-topped brussel sprouts, by the way (we saw it on her show, The Pioneer Woman. Anyway, awesome recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The dish was AMAZING!!!! The lemond totally complements the sauce. My whole family enjoyed it. We had it with a side of potatoes and palenta. Thanks Guy for making this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW is all I can say! the sauce was sooo good it tasted like I ordered it from a five star resturant! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely delicious and so easy to make! Love you Guy! The man and I are sitting back rubbing our bellies and our plates are completely polished off. This recipe will be a household regular! Thanks Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Guy, you are the man! The entire family loved this dish. I even licked the plate; that's how good it was! I ran out of the dry Marsala wine which has a more of a bittery taste so I purchased Marsala (Sweet Wine and made a difference. I cannot wait to make this dish again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Seen this on the show Sunday and made it for dinner this evening, thought it was excellent. Made it in cast iron skillet, great meal best marsala will be making often!! Thanks Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw the show today and made it for Sunday supper, it was one of the best chicken marsala's I've had, omg yummy rating. I made it with polenta, green beans, and Italian coleslaw. Pretty easy recipe, this one is a keeper!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw the show today and since I LOVE chicken marsala I decided to give it a try. The hardest part was finding Marsala wine! Other than that, it's very easy to make and very very good! It is definately a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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