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Easy Chicken Marsala

Easy Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala is an Italian-American dish made from chicken fillets or cutlets, mushrooms, garlic or onions, and Marsala wine.

It is an easy yet extremely delicious way to prepare the chicken with incredibly creamy mushroom sauce.

Easy Chicken Marsala

My family and I absolutely adore this dish. Well, what’s not to like. Am I right or am I right?

It is one of those dishes that you can literally eat it with a slice of bread and mop all the goodness or over potatoes, pasta or perhaps rice.

Since we are mostly following low carb diet, as well as gluten-free I served it with low carb wraps and used GF flour to make these.

However, in the recipe, you will find a classic recipe. Yes, you can modify it to support your lifestyle just like I did to support mine.

So, since I fully started cooking, 21 years ago, I made this recipe probably every other week.

I got to tell you that I am a mushroom lover which is the best part of this dish. Needless to say, I could eat them daily.

Easy Chicken Marsala

When I was still eating potatoes regularly, and not only from time to time on my cheat days, I would serve Chicken Marsala over mashed potatoes. Oh, boy! It is so good!

I must admit that if I choose one meal as my last one that would be exactly it; mashed potatoes, creamy mushroom sauce and chicken.

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With that being said, I really love many dishes so I cannot be certain that I can pick that one and not anything else.

I could probably fit three dining room tables with my favourite dishes to be my last meal. Haha!

A joke on the side, I really hope you make this one. I know it is a well-known recipe, and many of you probably already made it before.

However, let me gently remind you to make it again.

Easy Chicken Marsala

On the other side, if you have never made this one before, grab your skillet and start making. You won’t be sorry!

It is seriously the most comforting dish ever, and freaking easy as well as delicious.

Also, you could use pork or beef for this recipe, although the cooking time will be different.

Hey, if you get inspired and make this tasty Easy Chicken Marsala, please tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you so much in advance!

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Easy Chicken Marsala
Yield: Serves 4

Easy Chicken Marsala

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts halves, sliced horizontally in half to make 8 cutlets.
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter divided

Marsala Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup dry marsala wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Generous pinch of salt and ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon flour or any other thickening agent + water
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley or freshly chopped

Instructions

Chicken:

  1. Cut each chicken half in half horizontally. Season it with some salt and pepper on both sides and garlic powder.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a large frying pan or a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken cutlets until golden-brown on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. If your skillet/pan is smaller then cook the chicken in batches so the pan is not overcrowded.
  3. Transfer to a platter and cover with a lid or aluminium foil until ready to use.

Mushroom sauce:

  1. In the same large frying pan or a skillet with grease leftover from the chicken, add more butter.
  2. When the butter has melted add onion and garlic and stir well, then add sliced mushrooms and cook for a couple of minutes until browned.
  3. Scrap any of the leftover chicken bits off the bottom of the pan while mixing it.
  4. Pour in the dry marsala wine and the broth. Simmer until reduced by half and starting to thicken, about 10 minutes on low temperature.
  5. Pour in the cream stir to combine.
  6. Take 2 tablespoons of flour or any other thicker such as cornstarch and mix with 4 tablespoons of water. Mix until smooth. Add thickener to the sauce and mix well until it starts to get thicker, a few minutes. The sauce will continue getting thick even off heat, just keep that in mind. If you see that it gets too thick stop adding more and you can always add more liquid to make it thinner.
  7. Return the chicken into the sauce. Add all those chicken drippings as well. Cook until the sauce coat all the chicken, reheated and gets thicker and shiny. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

Notes

  • Other thickeners:
    cornstarch, arrowroot, tapioca flour or starch, potato starch.
  • Low Carb Roux and thickener for keto sauces:
    Rule of thumb for using xanthan gum is 1/8 teaspoon per 1 cup of flour. 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons oil and 1/2 Tablespoon xanthan gum. Mix and add to the sauces.
  • I did not use any flour to fry chicken to show you that you could make this without it, especially if you are on the low carb diet.
  • You could use 1/4-1/2 cup all-purpose flour (alternative almond flour or GF flour) and dredge the chicken in the flour mixture and shake off excess before cooking.


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Air Fryer Bone-in Ribeye Steak

Air Fryer Bone-in Ribeye Steak

Air Fryer Bone-in Ribeye Steak

I love Air Fryer Bone-in Ribeye Steak. To be honest, I have no idea how did I ever live this long without an air-fryer.

It is the best invention, and I am in love with it ever since we got it. We made so many amazing and delicious things in it, and now we tackled steak.

We were quite impressed with how tender the steak was and flavorful as well. It is rather hard to make a steak taste as good as when you make it on the grill, but it was fantastic.

Of course, ultimately the final result would depend on the steak and the brand of air fryer as well.

Air Fryer Bone-in Ribeye Steak

My air fryer is not the best of the best, but still, after testing several times, my steaks were coming out phenomenally.

I would totally recommend you to try it. You could marinate it overnight in the fridge, however, I wanted just to use simple salt, pepper, herbs, and butter.

If you like using your steak seasoning, go ahead and use it, but you could just literally use salt and pepper. Butter is kind of mandatory so you must add some tasty butter.

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My husband was not a big fan of steaks, but now he is so I did something right. I made this for our lunch while kids were still in school and he wanted to eat half of mine.

I do not share my steak so no, he did not get to have my reminding half. Haha… Jokes on the side, you guys must try it.

Air Fryer Bone-in Ribeye Steak

When you are looking for a good steak I ould recommend or suggest ribeye, which is fattier and more evenly marbled than sirloin. Also, it has a mellower flavor.

It is more expensive than sirloin, which is less fatty, and lightly tougher. However, it tends to be sort of beefier in flavor, but it is cheaper

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If you make Air Fryer Bone-in Ribeye Steak, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking using the hashtag, #sandraseasycooking. Thank you so much in advance!!!

Air Fryer Bone-in Ribeye Steak
Yield: Serves 1

Air Fryer Bone-in Ribeye Steak

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Easy and tasty steak recipe made in the air fryer

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley (dried works well too)
  • 1 teaspoon chives
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 (1.5-2 lb.) bone-in ribeye, preferably 1.5 inches in thickness
  • Generous pinch of Kosher salt on both sides
  • Freshly ground black pepper for both sides

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine butter and herbs. Cover and refrigerate until hardened, about 15 minutes. You could make it prettier and roll in wax paper or plastic wrap to make a log.
  2. Season steak on both sides with salt and pepper. 
  3. Place steak in the air fryer basket and cook at 375° for 12 to 16 minutes, depending on the thickness of the steak and how rare or done you wish you steak to be, flipping halfway through. I prefer medium-rare, so I flip mine at 7 minutes and do another 7 minutes on the other side. My husband likes very well done, so I flip his at 8 to even 9 minute- point, depending on the thickness.
  4. Top steak with a slice or two of herb butter to serve. Serve with vegetables or salad.

Notes

Steak internal temperature guide:
125°-130° F for Rare
130°-140° F for Medium-Rare
140°-150° F for Medium
150°-155° F for Medium-Well
160°+ F for Well-Done
Depending on your air fryer model and size of the steaks, the results might vary.

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Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich

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Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich

I am a sandwich person, and I could eat a sandwich probably every single day. However, when it comes to ham, slow-cooked pork, swiss cheese, pickles, mustard pressed in the Cuban bread there is nothing better in this world. I love this Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich.

You guys asked me so many time to post my version of this amazing sandwich and I always hesitated. To be honest, I was testing how I like it the best without offering anyone regarding how I make it.

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Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich

I ate so many different version even though they all contain the same ingredients just slightly different made or prepared. In the end, what is truly authentic?

It’s food, a recipe and everyone add their own print, right? You are allowed to experiment and put your own little twist on dishes that you make for you and tour family.

That being said, my family went crazy for this one. Also, I made for my husband’s staff and they all loved it so I am confident that you guys going to love this recipe.

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Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich

I made 3 trays full of these Cubanos and I couldn’t resist. I didn’t have a piece of bread or anything with gluten for about 3 months at all, and this was rebirth experience.

So, if you are on low carb diet then you know what I mean. Anyhow, you can totally use low carb tortilla if you are on keto. It’s not the same as having a nice Cuban bread but, hey, better than nothing! Haha

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It is truly amazing and so delicious and I really hope you give this sandwich a try.

When you make my Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich, or any other recipe from my blog please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking #sandraseasycooking. Thank you so much in advance!

Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich
Yield: 8

Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time for cooking pork: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

MARINADE

  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablspoon ground black pepper

PORK

  • 5-6 pounds boneless pork shoulder butt.

SANDWICH INGREDIENTS

  • Four 10 inches (approximately) Cuban sandwich loaves, sliced into 4 equal sizes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened and divided
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 pound sliced smoked ham
  • Dill pickles sliced lengthwise
  • Roast pork
  • 8-10 ounces Swiss cheese slices

FOR PRESSING SANDWICH

Instructions

PORK PREP:

  1. Place pork into a largest ziplock bag then pours the marinade. Make sure that marinade is very well combined before pouring it over the pork. massage the pork for a bit to coat then close the ziplock bag and place in the fridge for at least 8 hours, preferably 12 hours. Halfway through turn the ziplock on the other side and massage it again just to make sure the pork is well coated with the marinade.

Oven roast pork in Dutch Oven for 3 to 3 ½ hours on lower heat at 350°F. Take it out of the oven, and allow it to cool down for 20-30 minutes before shredding or carving against the grain.

You can use your slow cooker: Set on high and slow cook for 4-6 hours depending on the size. You may slice it in big chunks so the pork fit well in the slow cooker. Shred pork using two forks as soon as the pork is falling apart.

Grilling pork brings an amazing flavor and it's my favorite ways to prep meat.

When I am cooking it on my Traeger Grill:

  1. I prep my smoker for 15 minutes at 250° Fahrenheit with the lid closed. Then I place pork directly on the grill and cook for 2 hours.
  2. Take it off the grill and put the pork in the center on the heavy-duty foil, then bring up the sides of the foil a little bit before pouring the apple cider on top of the pork butt.
  3. Wrap the foil tightly around the pork, make sure the cider does not escape.
  4. Place the foil-wrapped pork butt back on the grill and cook until the temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, in the thickest part of the meat, about 2-3 more hours longer depending on the size of the pork butt.
  5. Allow it to cool DOWN completely for about 30 minutes in foil before shredding or carving against the grain.

Sandwich Assembly:

  1. Slice Cuban bread loaf in half then spread unsalted butter on one size and mustard on the other.
  2. Add sliced or shredded pork, ham, cheese slices, and pickles. Close and spread or brush soften garlic and herbs butter on top then slice into equal portions.
  3. Preheat your grill pan and cook these but pressing onto the cast iron grill. pan and pressing it with cast iron grill press. You can turn it around if you wish and do the same on the other side. You may use a panini press or just bake in the oven if you do not wish to press it at all. I like keeping them in the warm oven wrapped before serving, or microwave to make the hot.

Notes

  • If you get pork shoulder butt with a bone, no worries you can still do this and it will taste great.
  • If you wish to use Pork Loin or Tenderloin, it's great! I tried it and it tastes fantastic. You do not need to panic.
  • If you like any other pickle or ham go ahead and adapt to your liking. Maybe you like dijon mustard use that one. We prefer yellow mustard and smoked ham over honey glazed ham.
  • If you cant get garlic and herbs butter then spread butter on the bread and sprinkle with herbs and garlic powder.

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