Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Easy and Affordable Chicken Marsala

Got chicken tenderloins, portobello and button mushrooms at Aldis, plus I had some Marsala wine in the cupboard (don't forget to check and use what's in your cupcoards) so guess what I made - Chicken Marsala.

First you put the water on for the pasta (I used whole grain Barilla spagetti which is high in protein and low in carbs)

Season the chicken with a little salt and pepper and then brown in olive oil. Take out and cover to keep the heat.

I sauteed chopped onions (don't know if onions usually go into this dish but I like them and they're healthy so I put them in) and garlic. When the onions are soft I added the mushrooms.

Next goes the Marsala wine, I only had some so I added some chicken stock for more. Then I put the chicken back and simmered it until cooked through.

So good.
Kids ate the pasta and loved the chicken. My oldest is learning to like mushrooms (I love them) but the other two (and my hubby) declined them, but that's ok, they're still learning to try new flavors and are actually liking them. I'm big on exposing them to new tastes and dishes.


Darius T. Williams said...

Yea, so no mushrooms for me either - lol. And you certainly love Aldi, huh?


Cheap Cookin Mama said...

Yes I do for some things. The price is right, especially when you're feeding a large family:) Though I was looking at the sodium in the frozen chicken breast and it's through the roof so I need to start buying somewhere else or get fresh chicken.

I'm in an Aldi's faze now which I'm sure will change soon, I'm a little ADD with my stores:)