This is one of those dishes that will always impress and make everyone think you’re an amazing cook (because you ARE!). I love love LOVE pasta but it’s not always the best dinner when you’re trying to lose weight. That being said, I decided to just go for it and carb out with this dish because cheat meals exist and YOLO. (I did use whole wheat pasta to make this a tad more health-friendly).
Prep for this meal takes all of 15 minutes tops, most of the time going to pounding the chicken. If you haven’t already invested in a meat pounder, I highly recommend you pick one up. Using one will help your meat cook evenly, which is especially important with chicken since it can tend to dry out if overcooked. I have this one and it’s a game changer!
There isn’t a whole lot more to say about this dish – just go make it! Seriously, go make this right now.
Chicken MarsalaPrint This
- 1 pack chicken breasts
- all purpose flour
- dried basil
- salt & pepper
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1 box/bag cremini mushrooms
- 2 cups dry Marsala wine
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
- pasta of choice
Pound chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap so they’re even. Coat in a flour mixture that has dried basil, salt & pepper mixed in.
Melt the butter and olive oil together in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, put the chicken breasts in. Cook about 4 mins or until slightly browned, then flip. Cook for an additional 4 mins or so until second side starts to brown.
Turn down the heat to medium and add the mushrooms to the pan with the chicken, mixing them into the butter/olive oil. Season with salt & pepper. Cover and cook for about 3 mins or until mushrooms slightly soften.
Add the wine, season with more basil and a pinch more of salt & pepper. Simmer until wine reduces a bit, about 3-4 mins.
Add the cream and parsley, mix, and season to taste. Simmer for a minute to let all those juices combine.
Serve over cooked pasta of your choice. Make sure to get all those juices on it for maximum deliciousness!