Mouth Watering Incredibly Delicious Chicken Marsala And Mushroom Stew

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Chicken Marsala And Mushroom Stew

Chicken marsala is an Italian-American dish made from chicken cutlets, mushrooms, minced garlic or shallots, and Marsala wine, and although traditional Italian versions of this dish are typically never served with pasta,

Some American based restaurants which serve Italian-American cuisine do serve this dish with pasta (capellini) and whole roasted garlic.

The extraordinary taste of the dish is due to Marsala wine which is a type of Sicilian fortified wine, similar to port or sherry.

What Is Marsala Wine

Marsala wine is a rich flavoured wine from Sicily that is used in this recipe to create a nutty, caramelized rich flavour.

There are a range of flavours for Marsala wine such as honey, tobacco, walnut, licorice morello cherry, apple and dried fruits.

Where Did Marsala Wine Originate

The wine was developed by Englishman, John Woodhouse in the late 1700s as a wine that could withstand long sea voyages, in the town of  Marsala in western Sicily.

Best Type Marsala Wine For Chicken Marsala

When making savory dishes like Chicken Marsala, dry Marsala is the best option.

Best Brands Of Marsala Wine For Cooking

  • Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Riserva 
  • Marco de Bartoli Vignas 
  • Florio
  • Lombardo
  • Marco De Bartoli
  • Pelligrino

Can You Drink Marsala Wine

If you are drinking a dry Marsala, dry Marsala is better suited for drinking as an apéritif, stirred into a cocktail or paired with salty or strong flavours such as:

  • Assorted olives
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salted nuts
  • Smoked meats
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Soft goat cheese

How Long Does Marsala Wine Last Once Opened

Marsala wine will stay fresh when opened for about a month.

Should Marsala Wine Be Refrigerated After Opened

No. Just keep it in a cool, dark area. It will not go bad, but its flavours will fade over time.

If Substitute For Marsala Wine Is Required

The best substitute for Marsala wine is Madeira because of the similar taste.

Or if you need half a cup of Marsala for preparing a recipe, use half a cup of grape juice mixed with two teaspoons of brandy.

You may also use dry white wine as an alternative to Marsala.

What Is Served With Chicken Marsala?

  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Baked potato
  • Green beans
  • Brussel sprouts

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Written by Rhonda Shade

Rhonda Shade Is the founder of Change In Seconds. A healthy living platform that features clean eating, healthy recipes, meal prep, printable workouts & a unique tracking software to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.

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