Saturday, May 27, 2006

Simple and delicious!

Chicken Marsala

2 tsp olive oil
1 cup mushrooms, fresh, sliced (I was out, used a jar of Giorgio's)
1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast; four 4oz pieces
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup wine, Marsala variety
1-1/4 cup canned beef broth (divided)
1-1/2 Tbsp cornstarch

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and saute until
tender and releasing liquid, about 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place chicken on a plate and season both sides with thyme, salt and pepper. Move mushrooms to outer edge of skillet; place chicken in center of skillet and saute until golden, about 2-3 minutes per side. (Mine took longer and several turnings.)

3. Add wine to skillet, simmer 1 minute. Add 3/4 cup of broth and simmer uncovered
until chicken is tender and cooked through.

4. While chicken cooks, dissolve cornstarch in remaing 1/2 cup of broth in a small bowl; add to skillet. Simmer until sauce thickens, stirring constantly and incorporating mushrooms into the liquid, about 1 minute.

Serve chicken with mushroom sauce spooned over the top. Yields about 3 ounces of chicken and 1/3 cup of sauce per serving.

I served it with brown rice on the side. Dottie thought the chicken was "OK" but didn't like the sauce at all. She also doesn't like brown rice. Next time I'll cook her chicken in a seperate skillet, and serve it with "Rice a Roni" chicken or a pasta salad...

We didn't end up doing a movie before I went to work today; her cold was bad enough finally she didn't sleep a lot and so we both got 2 hours extra sleep (my first 8 this week) then did most of the shopping for the week together instead of me trying to do it tomorrow. After I went to work she went to "Urgent Care" and got prescriptions for antibiotics and nasal spray.

My clock is set for 10, I'm hoping to mow, and then take my bike out to the park for a while before she comes home from work. If I get back from there early enough, I'll change the oil in my car when I get back. Dinner will be the other half of the chicken we bought at Sam's today with whatever I throw together to go with it (stuffing and a salad sounds good!).

Way too much going on in the news this week; although they'll keep appealing for years, at least Lay and Skilling were convicted once! Not so sure about the B&B show I heard Thursday night on the radio; Bush being all introspective all of a sudden really gave me the "willies". A 6.2 earthquake in Java tonight; no tsunami thank goodness, although they were talking about it affecting the volcano that had become active there lately! 450 dead the last count I saw; I can't imagine going through that! The little tremblers we got when I lived in California were just a inkling of what's possible!

Off to bed! Have a wonderful weekend all!



Godknows said...

nice, have to try this out. Can you give it a name? have a great weekend !

CrackerLilo said...

My brother loves chicken marsala.

I'm glad Lay and Skilling got *something*.

And I hope you and Dottie have a great weekend!

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Von Krankipantzen said...

Another busy weekend. Take care and hugs to you.

TDharma said...

picture Homer Simpson drooling, "chicken marsala......." Looks yum.

Yeah, great news about those crooks, eh? Too bad they can't pay restitution to all those poor folks they robbed.

puhpaul said...

Thanks for the recipe, it sounds delicious. Enjoy your Memorial Day.


Heidi said...

Thankyou Alan..Going to try and attempt this..Maybe instead of rice I will add some " smashed cauliflower" and pour the sauce over that.

MB said...

Alan, I hope you are having a terrific weekend! I'm looking forward to trying this one.