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Chicken Marsala, a classic Italian chicken dish, makes a wonderful Sabbath entree. Serve with parve mashed potatoes and a green vegetable for a simple-to-make and delicious-to-eat dinner.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3/4 cup and 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup and 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup and 1/4 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. (450 grams) sliced fresh mushrooms


1. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry.
2. Combine 3/4 cup flour, salt, pepper and paprika in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken breasts in flour mixture. Discard remaining flour.
3. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil over high heat. Reduce to medium-high and saute coated chicken breats until golden on both sides, turning once. Remove chicken breasts from skillet and place in a sprayed baking dish.
4. Bake 20 minutes, uncovered at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
5. Meanwhile, in the same skillet, saute mushrooms in 2 tablespoons olive oil on high heat for 5 minutes, until soft and golden.
6. Pour in 1 cup Marsala wine and 1 teaspoon salt and heat to simmer.
7. In a small bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon of flour into 1/4 cup Marsala and pour into pan with mushrooms and wine. Stir a bit to thicken. Keep the sauce warm while chicken bakes.
8. Pour mushroom sauce over chicken breasts in baking dish and bake for 10 more minutes.

SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with regular or garlic mashed potatoes.

SOURCE: Dinner Du Jour and More!, by Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer (Columbus, Ohio). Recipe reprinted with permission.
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