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Cooking with wine is a way to add flavor to food. Martha makes four delicious recipes using wine: Beef Bourguignon, Cioppino (fish stew), Chicken Marsala, and Wine-poached Pears. Each is perfect for a party menu.
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A good rule of thumb is to stick to the wine that is from the same region as the recipe.
This Week’s Recipe
This chicken marsala recipe appears in the "Cooking with Wine" episode of Martha Stewart's Cooking School.
- 3/4 cup instant flour, such as Wondra
- 2 teaspoons coarse salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 5 ounces), butterflied and pounded 3/8” thick, scored
- 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 10 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup dry Marsala wine
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (of 1 lemon)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, plus more for serving
- Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large shallow dish; set aside. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Dredge chicken in seasoned flour, tapping off excess; set aside. Add 3 tablespoons oil to skillet. When oil is shimmering, add chicken, and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Turn over, and cook 3 minutes more. Remove chicken to a plate; set aside and keep warm. Wipe skillet clean, if necessary.
- Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in same skillet. Add mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are dark golden brown and all the released liquid has evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Remove skillet from heat, and add wine. Return skillet to heat, scraping up any brown bits with a wooden spoon. Add garlic, lemon juice, butter, and parsley. Cook for 10 minutes until reduced and slightly thickened. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Pour sauce over chicken and sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings
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