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Chicken Marsala, My Way

I’m doing another re-post from March 12, 2017 this time.

I made this recipe last night for Sunday Supper (I like to have Pasta on Sundays 😉 ) and I realized something about this recipe… the ‘sauce’ part it it is so dang delicious, I am going to say that we need MORE!  So please see some adjustments to this recipe if you’ve already printed this one out and tried it at home.

 

Chicken Marsala is one of my favorite dishes not only to make but to eat as well.  I’ve tried several different recipes and have mashed together my own version.

 

Auntie Doni’s Chicken Marsala

serves 2 very hungry people

 

2 boneless-skinless Chicken Thighs (or Breasts), diced into bite sized pieces

1/4 C. Flour

1/2 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Pepper

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

10 oz. Crimini Mushrooms (Baby Bellas), diced

1/2 of small White Onion, diced fine

1 Garlic Clove, mined

3/4 C. Dry Marsala Wine

1 1/4 C. Chicken Broth

2 Tbsp. Butter, cold

In a large pan, heat the oil; sauté the Mushrooms until nicely brown, remove to a bowl.  Add more oil, if needed and sweat the White Onions until translucent; add the Garlic and sauté until fragrant, transfer to the bowl with the Mushrooms and set aside.

Toss the Chicken in the flour, salt and pepper, shake off any excess.  Add more oil to the pan if needed and brown the Chicken, about 3-5 minutes per side; transfer to a plate and set that aside as well.  Add the Wine to the pan and scrape up the nice brown bits in the pan and bring to a bubble.  Pour in the broth, add back in the Mushrooms, Onions and Garlic, stir well and simmer for a few minutes; add back in the Chicken, stir to combine it all and continue simmering until the sauce starts to thicken, about 5 minutes.  Add that cold Butter and swirl the pan around to melt and incorporate it into the sauce.   The sauce will thicken further, but don’t let it reduce too far.

Serve over Pasta, Rice, Polenta or even mashed Potatoes.  Garnish with some chopped Parsley and grated Cheese.

ENJOY!

 

Chicken Skewers For A Cocktail Party

We got invited to a pot luck cocktail party last July (I know, I’m just catching you up), so I figured I’d make cocktail-sized teriyaki chicken skewers on the grill…it was for 20 people! I was at the grill in 102º heat for an hour and a half making 50 half sized kebabs.

I could only find 12 inch long bamboo skewers in my utensil drawer, so I soaked them overnight and then cut them in half with my very sharp kitchen shears, so that they wouldn’t split or turn to charcoal over the fire. I wanted to make something for the party that did not require a plate, napkin or any communal dipping into anything.

I sliced boneless-skinless chicken thighs into strips (which I always have in the deep freeze), soaked them over night in a bottled teriyaki sauce (yes, I cheat sometimes and keep some in the pantry) and threaded them up in the morning. It was very time consuming, a little more than an hour to skewer the buggers.

While grilling the first batch, I discovered bamboo that has been soaked overnight in water, still burns! My solution was to take my squirt bottle and shoot the exposed bamboo, also to move the meat down the skewer to cover up to pointed ends. The other conclusion I came to, no grilling in the middle of the day in the heat of summer, what was I thinking? As I finished each batch of these cuties, I put them onto a rimmed sheet pan with a rack to cool.

I thought about the presentation and remembered that the dollar store has a terrific selection of plastic trays and they’re only $1. I went with the clear platter and lined it with some almost ready to pitch out lettuce leaves from my crisper. I artfully arranged the meat sticks atop and there ya’ go. The great thing about this whole deal was that the hostess doesn’t need to be worried about washing another platter someone brought and try to figure out who to give it back to. My mother used to mark all of her platters in big-bold-sharpie-pen ‘SUE’, prior to taking them over to anyone’s house. When we go to these shindigs, somewhere during the evening I let them know, they can just put it into the recycle bin.

Chicken Skewers For A Cocktail Party

My husband was tickled with the end result; this was a party for a co worker who is leaving. He predicted that this would be the first dish to disappear and it was, by golly! Everyone asked, “Who made the kebabs” and DH piped up, “My beautiful wife”.

AAAWWWW! Did I tell how much I love this man? He enjoys sharing my food with other people just as much as I do.

If you wanted to make something similar to this, you could use any marinade that you like. Meat skewers are an easy dish and like my DF says, it’s party food. I can’t say that I really have a recipe, but you got the idea of it though, right?