Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Carrabba’s Chicken Marsala

For sister’s week we met in Pinetop, AZ to celebrate sister Sheryl’s birthday.  Although temps were high in Phoenix,  Pinetop was much cooler.  Sheryl has a beautiful home on the golf course, so relaxing, quiet and beautiful.  Thanks Sheryl for a fun filled week.  Best B & B ever!!! 

In celebration of Sheryl’s birthday, we made Carrabba's Chicken Marsala.  The original recipe I prepared had a good taste, but for some reason the sauce was not the right color.  it was a true sister effort to get the sauce the right color!  However, the taste was good.  After arriving home I tried a recipe from Sheryl which nailed this dish.  The recipe can be found at Carabba’s Chicken Marsala.
Chicken Marsala
  • 4 whole chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • Salt, pepper and butter to season
  • 1 large shallot, chopped fine
  • 2 ounces (about 8 slices) thin sliced prosciutto, julienne
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms (shiitake, white or mixed)
  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter (see note)
  • 1/2 cup dry Marsala wine
  • 1/4 cup chicken or veal stock
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter
Note:  Instead of 1/4 cup chicken or veal stock, I used 1/4 cup water and 1 tsp brown gravy mix.


1  Season chicken with salt and pepper. Brush with butter and grill until done approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
2  Remove chicken from grill and place on a warm plate. To a skillet add the clarified butter, shallots, prosciutto and mushrooms. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, then add wine and stock and cook, deglaze the pan and cook until Marsala and stock is reduced by more than half.
3  Lower flame and add parsley and butter. Shake pan and swirl chicken in the pan. When butter has melted and sauce is a nice creamy consistency, adjust taste for salt and pepper. Serve chicken with mushroom sauce on top.

Middle Sister Wine 

I found this wine at Beverage in Chandler, AZ.  Being the middle sister, this was perfect for Sister’s week and my dinner.  Not only was the label wonderful, the smell is pleasing, good legs and a smooth finish.  This choice is a good table wine on the sweeter side, and would make a good desert wine (with chocolate, of course). 
Visit the website as it has an interesting story and I believe in supporting women in business.  You will find wines appropriate for any personality, Drama Queen Pinot Grigio, Wild One Malbec, Sister Glamour Girl Bubbly, Goodie Two Shoes Pinot Noir.   Perfect gift idea!  Check it out at  Middle Sister Wines.

Next week I will post Sheryl’s dinner (her drink was a Pain Killer!).  After helping Sheryl with the food prep, Linda and I were in a hand brace the rest of the week…not!  We did laugh a lot …could it have been the Pain Killer? 

Have a great week!

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