Cookbook:Marsala Chicken Scallopini

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Marsala Chicken Scallopini is a meal in the style of Italian cuisine, with mouthwatering flavors gotten from the fortified Marsala wine.



  1. Put each chicken breast in a plastic bag and flatten with a meat tenderizer. Coarsely chop the basil, and then throw it in a deep baking pan along with some flour, oregano, and toss the chicken with it.
  2. Melt 2 tsp of butter in a medium fry pan on low-medium heat. When the butter stops bubbling, add the chicken and brown each section approximately 3 minutes for each side. Once this is done, cover and set aside on a separate plate.
  3. Drain off most of the liquid from the pan, and raise the heat. Pour a dollop of olive oil in, and sear the asparagus quickly. Remove this and set aside.
  4. Keep at high heat, add the marsala and 1/4 of the stock. Boil off for a few minutes. Lower the heat, and return the asparagus to the pan. Add the remaining stock and boil off to reduce. Add a tsp of butter, and cover chicken with sauce.
  5. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

At various points during this, you may want to grind some fresh pepper and sprinkle salt over top of the sauce or chicken,;do so according to your tastes.

This serves 4-6, depending on serving size.