Chicken Marsala with Capers

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in half
1/4 c. olive oil
2 large shallots, diced
1 c. dry Marsala
zest and juice of one lemon
1/3 c. capers
1 c. chicken stock

Dust the chicken with flour. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Heat a large saute pan for 1 minute. Then add the oil, followed immediately by the chicken. Season the chicken with salt.
Brown on on each side, about 2 minutes per side. Turn the heat off.

Remove the chicken from the saute pan and place onto an oven-proof pan. A half-sheet pan will work the best. Place in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes.

While the chicken is in the oven, saute the shallots....

until translucent.
Carefully add the Marsala. If you are nervous about the possibility of the pan flaming, turn the heat off while adding the wine, then turn the heat on again to low. Reduce by about one half.

Add the lemon juice, zest, capers and chicken stock.

Reduce to a light consistency. Arrange the chicken on a serving platter and pour the sauce over. 1/2 c. chopped parsley to garnish.
This dish is perfect with whatever starch you like and a simple butter lettuce radish salad with vinaigrette.

Remember, Simple Vinaigrette:
One part wine vinegar (with minced shallot soaked in vinegar for at least 10 minutes) to three parts oil. Salt and pepper


  1. Hi Carol,

    Thank you so much for this great and simple recipe, all ingredients were in my pantry.

    You saved dinner for me, had no idea what to make until I saw this.

    Thanks again!


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