Chicken Marsala is an Italian-American dish of golden pan-fried chicken and mushrooms in a rich Marsala wine sauce. It is a classic restaurant dish, it’s really easy to make at home. With just one pan, you can have it on the dinner table in 45 minutes.
Chicken Marsala origins—is it French or Italian... or both? Marsala as a sauce IS a French technique from the reduction to the mushrooms. In Sicily, it was a status symbol to have a chef that was French trained, known as "Monzu", or Monsieur, these French chefs would cook French food for the Sicilians and Marsala was the dish they would make if they made it big.
45 Min | Serves 6
1 pkg D’Agostino Linguine
1/4 cup D’Agostino Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 skinless, boneless, chicken breast
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup of onions, chopped
2 tbsp garlic, chopped
1 lb crimini or porcini mushrooms,
1/2 cup sweet Marsala wine
1 cup Mascarpone cheese
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
5 tbsp butter
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a heavy large skillet over high heat. Add chicken and cook just until brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and cool slightly. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
While the chicken cools, melt 2 tablespoons butter in the same skillet over medium-high heat, then add onion and sauté until tender, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic and sauté until the mushrooms are tender and the juices evaporate, about 12 minutes. Add marsala wine and simmer until it is reduced by half, about 4 minutes.
Stir in mascarpone and dijon mustard. Cut chicken breasts crosswise into 1/3 inch thick slices. Add chicken and any accumulated juices back to the skillet. Simmer uncovered over medium-low heat until the chicken is just cooked through and the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in chopped parsley. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
Add linguine to the pot of water and cook until al dente, stirring occasionally. Drain. Toss pasta with 3 tablespoons butter and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place pasta on serving plates. Spoon chicken mixture over the pasta. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired, and serve.