Chicken and Shiitake Marsala

Photo: Oxmoor House
Marsala, a fortified Italian wine recognized for its golden brown color and sweet, nutty flavor, is used in both sweet and savory dishes. Along with the smoky mushrooms in this Chicken and Shiitake Marsala recipe, the wine creates a rich, aromatic sauce.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 1/4 cup mushroom sauce)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 1 Minute
Cook: 14 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 291
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 8 g
Satfat 4.2 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 40.9 g
Carbohydrate 6.2 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Cholesterol 114 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 303 mg
Calcium 40 mg

Ingredients

4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 (3 1/2-ounce) packages shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup Marsala wine
2 green onions, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup) and divided
2 tablespoons butter

Preparation

1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan. Cook 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken and drippings from pan; set aside, and keep warm.

3. Heat pan over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add mushrooms. Coat mushrooms with cooking spray; cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add wine and 3 tablespoons onions. Cook 30 seconds over high heat. Reduce heat; add butter, stirring until butter melts.

4. Add chicken and drippings to pan, stirring gently. Place chicken on platter. Spoon mushroom sauce over chicken; sprinkle with remaining onions.

Note:

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April 2009