Chicken or Veal Marsala 2/16/20

Number Of Serves: [4] Serve(s)
Preparation Time: [15] min
Cooking Time: [30] min

  1. 1 1/2 lbs. of thin chicken breast or veal cut or pounded to ¼" thick
  2. 3 tbs. of flour
  3. 1 tbs. of olive oil
  4. 3 tbs of unsalted butter, divided
  5. 1 (8-oz) package pre-sliced bella or button mushrooms
  6. 3 tbs. of finely chopped shallots (or scallions/onions)
  7. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  8. 2/3 cup of chicken broth
  9. 2/3 cup of dry Marsala wine
  10. 2/3 cup of heavy cream
  11. 2 tsp. of chopped fresh thyme
  12. 2 tbs. of chopped fresh Italian parsley, for serving (optional)
  13. Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


1. Place the flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a ziplock bag. Add the chicken or veal to the bag; seal bag tightly and shake to coat chicken evenly. Set aside.

2. Heat the oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. (Use a stainless steel pan for the best browning. Nonstick will work too, but you won’t get that nice golden color on the chicken or veal.)
Place the flour-dusted chicken or veal in the pan, shaking off any excess first, and cook, turning once, until the chicken or veal is golden and just barely cooked through, about 5 to 6 minutes total.
Transfer the chicken or veal to a plate and set aside.

3. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in the pan. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms begin to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the shallots, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt; cook for 1 to 2 minutes more.
Add the broth, wine, heavy cream, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper; use a wooden spoon to scrape any brown bits from the pan into the liquid.
Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and gently boil, uncovered, until the sauce is reduced by about half, slightly thickened, and darkened in color, 10 to 15 minutes (you’re going for a thin cream sauce; it won’t start to thicken until the very end of the cooking time).
Add the chicken or veal back to the pan, along with any juices that accumulated on the plate.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the chicken or veal is warmed through and the sauce thickens a bit more, 2 to 3 minutes.
Sprinkle with parsley, if using, and serve.