CNYEats A Taste of Utica Chicken Marsala

by Joanne on October 31, 2010

First, did you enter the GIVEAWAY for the 5 Day Intensive Yoga Course?  If not, here is the link and good luck!

Now for the Taste of Utica weekly recipe…


This week, Joe Mezz introduces us to an all time favorite, Chicken Marsala, page 83 of our book


Serves 4 (I used almost 2 lbs of thin chicken breasts so the meal would certainly serve up to 6 people).


  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour to coat chicken
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – pounded 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 TBS butter *I didn’t use any butter in either the chicken or salmon version. The dish turned out just as delicious.
  • 4 TBS olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry

In a shallow dish, mix the flour, salt, pepper, and oregano. Coat the pounded chicken pieces with the flour mix.

In a large preheated skillet, melt the butter and the oil over medium.   Place the chicken in a the pan, and cook until lightly browned on one side. Turn over the chicken and add the mushrooms. 

Pour in the wine and sherry.  Cover the skillet, allow to simmer 10 minutes, turn once, make sure chicken is no longer pink inside and the juice runs clear.  


Ted loved this dish.  It was so easy.  I made the chicken AND the salmon below within 40 minutes. It’s that easy and really very good. 


Since I don’t eat chicken, I enjoyed an Apple Crumbles version called “Salmon Marsala”.  This just might be my new favorite way to enjoy Salmon.   Thanks Joe!


The salmon had a wonderful sweet, caramelized top.  Cook it the exact same way as you would the chicken if your salmon fillets are nice and thick.


The flavor of marsala wine and the sherry didn’t come through as a liquor flavor at all. They simply added sweetness to the protein. Delicious.


Make sure you try this recipe. It’s just too easy and too good to ignore.


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  • At 2010.11.01 07:11, Heather said:

    Did you really only eat one piece of broccoli with it?? OMG, I eat like 2 cups worth when I have broccoli! Haha…..

    • At 2010.11.01 09:20, Joanne said:

      Didn’t you notice? My plate had the broccoli PLUS 4 peas.

      • At 2010.11.01 07:29, Sophie said:

        MMMMMM,..I love classic dinners like these 2!! I also love the salmon variation!

        The 2 plates look delightful, Joanne!

        These are labours of love,.!!

        • At 2010.11.01 09:20, Joanne said:

          Thanks Sophie.

          • At 2010.11.01 07:30, Sophie said:

            MMMMMM,..I love classic dinners like these 2!! I also love the salmon variation!
            The 2 plates look delightful, Joanne!

            These are labours of love,.!!

            • At 2010.11.01 11:38, Amanda @ bakingwithoutabox said:

              Mmmm that salmon looks good. And one floret of broccoli is enough for me. Lol. Love the four peas.

              • At 2010.11.01 12:56, Monet said:

                Ohh, you salmon marsala looks so very good! I just started eating chicken again, so I could easily have enjoyed this both ways. But I must say that your salmon looks especially appetizing. Thank you for sharing…I love ordering this when I go out to dinner, but I’ve never tried making it at home!

                • At 2010.11.01 13:46, Magic of Spice said:

                  They both look wonderful…I don’t eat meat or poultry, but do enjoy seafood a few times a month…And salmon is my favorite, so this is a must try 🙂

                  • At 2010.11.01 19:08, claudia lamascolo said:

                    amazing, salivating over here, as I eat english muffin pizza’s with don peppino sauce from your Price Chopper foods there I bought when visited last! this sounds fabulous, have to try out this recipe Marsala is my favorite on anything but yours is mouth watering tender looking and my pizza isnt doing it for me right now! Do you ship?

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