Chicken Marsala

I have to tell you, I love chicken! I could eat it everyday. Mr…not so much. He could eat red meat everyday! Mr. likes his red meat, as most men do! 🙂 But lately I’ve been trying to limit the amount of red meat that we eat. I have even switched to using ground turkey in several recipes instead of ground beef. And more times than not, when we it out at restaurants, I order chicken.

So I’m always on the search for a new chicken recipe. I found this one on Land O Lakes website. Prep was quick and easy, plus it tasted great!

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

4 Tbl butter, halved (I always use unsalted Land O Lakes butter)

16 oz.  boneless, skinless chicken breasts

3 cloves fresh garlic, minced

1 cup dry Marsala wine or chicken broth

8 oz. package sliced mushrooms

Combine flour, salt, and pepper in large, resealable bag. Melt 2 T butter in shallow bowl. Dip chicken into butter and place into bag. Reseal and shake gently to coat.

Melt remaining 2 T butter in skillet until sizzling. Add chicken and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, turning once, 6-8 minutes or until chicken is browned. ( if necessary, reduce heat to prevent  garlic from burning) Add wine or broth and mushrooms. Continue cooking 4-6 minutes or until chicken is done and no longer pink and sauce is slightly thickened.

Serve over pasta, if desired.

*I used chicken broth instead of wine, as this was what I had on hand.

*Since I wanted the garlic to get golden brown, I frequently stirred the garlic and butter to keep it from burning.

*When it comes to cooking chicken, I usually cook it several more minutes than what the recipe calls for, as I want to make sure that it’s done. I cooked the chicken in this recipe for approximately 20 minutes in total.

*The online recipe suggested fettuccine pasta, but I had some penne on hand and just used that.

Chicken Marsala

 Y’all have a great day! Later gators!

Crock-Pot Sweet Garlic Chicken

Yay, it’s Friday! I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the weekend! So let’s get this post a-going so we can enjoy this weekend.

Yesterday I fixed a new recipe that I found on Pinterest. If you like the smell of garlic and soy sauce simmering, then you’re going to love this recipe!

Crock Pot Sweet Garlic Chicken

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Prep was easy-peasy.

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  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (diet or regular)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons minced garlic (I used fresh garlic)
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)

Either spray your slow cooker with a non-stick spray or use slow cooker liners. (Personally, I think the liners are awesome! Makes cleanup so much easier.) Place chicken (frozen, thawed or fresh – mine was frozen) inside cooker. Mix together sugar, vinegar, soda, garlic, soy sauce and pepper. Pour over chicken and cover. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.

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Once chicken is fully cooked, take pieces out of cooker and pour remaining sauce into saucepan. Heat sauce over med-high to high heat. Combine cornstarch and water together, pour into saucepan, and mix well. Let sauce boil until it thickens and becomes a glaze, stirring often. (mine thickened very quickly) I served the chicken on a bed of white rice and steamed veggies on the side!

Hope y’all have a great weekend!