Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Recipe Box- Chicken Marsala Pasta

one of B's favorite dishes whenever we go out to dinner, is Chicken Marsala.

so the good girlfriend that I am, I wanted to try and make it for him at home.  now my love for pasta is equal if not greater to B's love of Chicken Marsala...

so I was excited to give it a try...new recipes are always exciting!  and scary...I always seem to overlook one tiny detail- but it seems to be one that changes the entire flavor of the recipe...

like a tablespoon of pepper rather then a teaspoon...

anyway...it was time to try this one!

and it was Ahhhh-mazing!  we loved it, and it is now in the official rotation of meals!  I am not a huge fan of mushrooms, but I scooted mine onto B's plate...so it was all good :)

this recipe is from the blog: What's Cookin' Chicago
(the photos are from my own cooking experience!)

 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts; cut into bite sized pieces
10-12 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup Marsala cooking wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 pound dry pasta + water for cooking (I used penne, rigatoni is also good)
1 cup Parmesan cheese + more for serving
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
salt and pepper to taste
minced, chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Makes: 4-6 servings

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet until foaming. Cook chicken until lightly browned. Transfer to plate when done.

Boil water and cook pasta according to the directions.

Melt additional 1 tablespoon of butter in skillet, add garlic, mushrooms and onion and cook for about 6 minutes. Add cooked chicken back into the skillet. Add the Marsala, chicken broth and cream and bring to a boil. Simmer until sauce is is slightly thickened.

Drain pasta and reserve 1/2 cup cooking water. Return the pasta  to the pot with the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Add the mushrooms and chicken mixture and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and cook until the pasta has absorbed some of the sauce, about 1 minute, adding the reserved cooking water as needed.

Season with salt and pepper and serve with additional Parmesan cheese and a garnish of chopped parsley.  (I forgot parsley!)

happy eating!!

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