Monday, November 29, 2010

Chicken Marsala from Olive Garden.......

Kyle and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Olive Garden. Well, the other day we went with my mom. Mom and I split the chicken marsala. Well, we fell in love and I couldn't wait to get to the grocery store and make it. I searched the internet (which I do for most of my recipes) and looked for a chicken marsala recipe. Well, I found something even better.....the Olive Garden website had the recipe. LIKE THE REAL RECIPE! I couldn't wait! I was nervous about it because it called for marsala wine. I had no clue where to get marsala wine....the wine store? the liquor store? the grocery store? Well, I was roaming around Walmart and came across the marsala wine! Hooray I wouldn't have the awkward treck to the liquor store. I gathered together the mushrooms and headed home. The recipe seemed easy and so I got to work. We didn't have chicken breast, but we did have chicken thighs. Mom said that it wouldn't matter.

Chicken Marsala
Serving Calculator (2-24 servings)
cook: 30 min(s)
4 ea Chicken half-breast, boneless & skinless
1/4 cup(s) Flour ("Wondra" preferably)
1/2 tsp Salt
Pepper to taste
1/2 tsp Oregano, dried
4 Tbsp Oil
4 Tbsp Butter (or margarine)
1 cup(s) Fresh Mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup(s) Marsala wine
Pound chicken breasts between sheets of "Saran Wrap" until about 1/4" even-thickness
Combine flour, salt, pepper and oregano, blend

Dredge chicken pieces in the flour, shake off excess

Heat oil and butter in frying pan over medium heat.

Cook the breasts on medium heat for about two minutes on the first side, until lightly brown

Turn breasts over to second side to cook, add the mushrooms around the chicken breasts

Cook breasts about two more minutes, until lightly browned on the second side, stir the mushrooms
When lightly browned, add Marsala around the chicken pieces, cover and simmer for about ten minutes

Transfer to serving plate.

I served them over mashed potatoes. I poured the marsala sauce over the chicken and mashed potatoes! :) Also I tried making homemade mashed potatoes. I honestly like the instant mashed potatoes better. Haha!

Things I would have done differently:

1. Next time, I want to try stuffed chicken marsala (stuff with 3 cheeses)
2.I would use chicken breast
3. I would have doubled the marsala wine (1 cup instead of 1/2)
4. I would have added more mushrooms (probably 2 cups instead of 1)


  1. That chicken looks delish!! And, I am so excited for Kyle with his new job and for you with your test score!! Love you!