1. Pat the cutlets dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Dredge the cutlets in the flour to coat and shake to remove excess. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat until just smoking. Add 4 cutlets and cook until golden brown, 2 to 2-1/2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a large plate and tent with foil. Repeat with the remaining oil and cutlets.
2. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in the now-empty skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onion and mushrooms until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer the mushroom mixture to a medium bowl and tent with foil.
3. Add the Marsala and broth to the empty skillet, bring to a boil over high heat, and cook until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, return the chicken and accumulated juices to the skillet, and turn the chicken to heat through, about 1 minute. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Off the heat, whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, lemon juice, parsley, and mushroom mixture. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Serve.
What makes this a best recipe: Chicken Marsala is a well-loved Italian classic in which saut�ed chicken cutlets are blanketed with a Marsala wine and mushroom-flavored pan sauce. Simple, yes, but not always successful. We've had our fair share of mediocre, even miserable versions at purportedly authentic Italian restaurants. We decided to make our own and stay true to the dish's roots.
Preparation starts with saut�ing the chicken, after which the sauce is constructed in the same pan to capitalize on the fond, or the flavorful browned bits left behind by the chicken. For the thin cutlets typically used in this dish, we found it best to cook them quickly over high heat so that they browned a bit and stayed moist; dusting them with flour before cooking also helped prevent them from drying out.
With the chicken resting, we built the sauce in the skillet. The first step in building a complex-tasting sauce was browning the mushrooms along with onions and garlic. Next, we deglazed the pan with Marsala and simmered it until slightly thickened. Sliding the cutlets back into the pan warmed them and married sauce to meat. But we weren't done yet?we still had a problem: the mushrooms sucked up the sauce and tasted of little but the Marsala. The simple solution was to remove them from the pan, reduce the sauce, and just before serving, return the mushrooms to the sauce along with a knob of butter for richness and a little lemon juice and parsley to freshen the whole. This great-tasting chicken Marsala is well balanced and easy to make.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1139g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 1757 (69%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 195.2g||260 %|
|Saturated Fat 72.9g||364 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 73.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 33g|
|Cholesterol 827.4mg||255 %|
|Sodium 726.6mg||25 %|
|Potassium 2034.8mg||54 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 9.2g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4 %|
|Sugars, other 8.2g|
|Protein 174.6g||249 %|
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Calories per serving: 2555
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