Chicken marsala

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Chicken Marsala
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Chicken marsala with mushrooms, red potatoes, red and green bell peppers, and pancetta

Chicken marsala is an Italian-American dish made from chicken cutlets, mushrooms, minced garlic or shallots, and Marsala wine, and although traditional Italian versions of this dish are typically never served with pasta, some American based restaurants which serve Italian-American cuisine, such as Romano's Macaroni Grill, do serve this dish with pasta (capellini) and whole roasted garlic.[1]

It is a variation of traditional Italian scaloppina dishes, of which there are many varieties throughout Italy. The dish dates to the 19th century, when it most likely originated with English families who lived in western Sicily, where Marsala wine is produced.[2] The chicken is coated in flour, briefly sautéed, and then removed from the pan, which is then used to make a Marsala reduction sauce. The sauce is made by reducing the wine to nearly the consistency of a syrup while adding garlic, onions or shallots, as well as mushrooms, herbs and possibly other ingredients. The sauce is then poured over the chicken, which has been kept in a warming oven, and served immediately.[3][4]

In an alternative method, the chicken breasts may be braised in a mixture of Marsala, butter, olive oil, mushrooms, and spices.[5][6][7]

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  1. ^ "Main Menu". Romano's Macaroni Grill Italian Restaurant. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  2. ^ "What is Chicken Marsala? (with pictures)". Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  3. ^ The New Best Recipe (2004). America's Test Kitchen.
  4. ^ Karina (2018-04-15). "Easy Creamy Chicken Marsala". Cafe Delites. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  5. ^ Neill (2018-03-27). "Chicken Marsala and Mushrooms Recipe". NYT Cooking. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  6. ^ "cookinglight". Cooking Light. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  7. ^ "Romanos Macaroni Grill Chicken Marsala Recipe". Genius Kitchen. 2007-05-07. Retrieved 2019-04-11.