Friday, April 13, 2012

recipe of the week: chicken marsala casserole

i LOVE chicken marsala, but i've never had a recipe for it that i felt was fantastic
therefore i've always stuck to ordering it at carrabba's and calling it a day.
however, thanks to pinterest i ran across this recipe from rachael ray for an interesting twist on the dish

after a few modifications (making it twice), here's our preferred version!

chicken marsala casserole
2 tbsp butter
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 tbsp flour
1/2 cup marsala wine
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
salt and pepper
1 cup cooked long grain rice
1 pound chicken thighs, cooked and chopped coarsely
1/4 cup grated parmesan and asiago cheeses (i did about half and half, but you can figure out your own ratio!)

preheat the oven to 350.  heat the butter in a large skillet until just melted.  add the mushrooms and cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

sprinkle the flour on top and sir in for one minute.
add the marsala and cream and simmer, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened (about 3 minutes)
stir in 1 cup of water, the parsley, and salt and pepper to taste (i used about 1.5 tsp of each) and cheeses.

in a 9x13 casserole, spread the rice in an even layer, topped with the chicken. pour the mushroom gravy over the top.  
bake for 35 minutes or until bubbly.



WhisperingWriter said...


Elriebabe said...

I will try this reciep out but FYI, it looks yummy ohh can't wait