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Rustic Marsala Braised Chicken

This dish makes me think of rustic Italian food

Simple ingredients, some form of wine and a love of food and flavors that can only be explained as personal and comforting

Let’s keep this as simple as we can which is what rustic comfort food is all about

We are starting with 8 chicken thighs

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Start trimming off any excess fat and skin

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Repeat until they are all cleaned up

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Next we will need some seasonings for the thighs

We are using 2 teaspoons each of kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

We are also using 1 tablespoon of paprika

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Season the skin side of the thighs first

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Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in an oven proof pan

Place your thighs skin side down to start searing them, season the other side and cook 6-8 minutes

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Flip and cook another 4-6 minutes

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Remove your thighs from the pan and set aside

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Next we will need 1 onion, 10 ounces of baby bella mushrooms and around 12 whole garlic cloves

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Peel and chop the onion and slice the mushrooms

We are going to leave the garlic whole and add these in later

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Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan you seared the chicken in

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Add your onions and mushrooms into your pan, scraping up the bits from the seared chicken

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Cook 6-8 minutes or until the onions and mushrooms start to soften

Add in the whole garlic cloves and cook 1-2 minutes

I leave the garlic whole because they will roast and soften and will add a nutty and delicious flavor to this dish

Like I said this is a rustic dish

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Next we will need 2 cups of Marsala wine

Now I know you can get Marsala cooking wine in any grocery store and you will be fine, however if you want to take this dish and even a traditional chicken Marsala dish to the next level, get your Marsala wine at an actual wine store

You will get so much more flavor and depth then a store bought cooking wine

The saying goes, if you wouldn’t drink it, don’t cook with it

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Add the Marsala to the pan and bring to a boil

Simmer and cook down 5-6 minutes

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Nestle your chicken thighs into the pan

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Place in a 350 F preheated oven and cook 35-45 minutes or until the chicken reaches 170 F,  or until your desired doneness

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Next we will need around 1/4 cup of fresh parsley

Give this a nice chop

Sprinkle the chicken with the parlsey

Serve this delicious rustic chicken dish with pasta, rice, crusty bread or a salad

You won’t be disappointed!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Rustic Marsala Braised Chicken

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

8 chicken thighs

kosher salt

ground black pepper

garlic powder

onion powder

paprika

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons of butter

1 onion

10 ounces of mushrooms

12 whole garlic cloves

2 cups of Marsala wine

1/4 cup of fresh chopped parsley

Directions

Trim your thighs of any excess fat and skin.  Season with kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika on the skin side first

Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in an oven proof pan. Place your thighs skin side down to start searing them, season the other side as they cook for  6-8 minutes. Flip and cook another 4-6 minutes.  Remove and set aside

Peel and slice 1 onion and slice 10 ounces of mushrooms.  Add your onions and mushrooms into your pan, scraping up the bits from the seared chicken.  Cook 6-8 minutes or until the onions and mushrooms start to soften

Preheat your oven to 350 F.  Add in the whole garlic cloves and cook 1-2 minutes then pour in your Marsala and bring to a boil.  Simmer and cook down 5-6 minutes.  Nestle your chicken thighs into the pan and place into the oven.  Cook for 35-45 minutes or until the chicken reaches 170 F, or until your desired doneness

Chop 1/4 cop of fresh parsley.  Sprinkle over the chicken and serve

Tools used to make this recipe

Simply Bamboo Valencia Bamboo Cutting Board

Wilton Recipe Cookie Pan

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

OXO Good Grips Fish Turner

Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

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1 comment on “Rustic Marsala Braised Chicken

  1. Anonymous

    That is one of the best simply sunday – rusttic marsala braised chicken, looking so delicious and wanting to run down to my chicken to prepare one now. Yummy.

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