For less than $2 a serving, you cannot beat this! I know I should have taken a picture. Trust me, it was gorgeous.
Chicken Thighs Marsala
- 4 chicken thighs
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, sliced very thin
- 20 oz white mushrooms, sliced
- 1 clove garlic chopped fine
- 1 C dry Marsala wine
- 1/2 C water
- 1/4 C brown rice flour
- Trader Joe's Lemon Pepper seasoning
- sea salt
- serve with pasta or rice
Chicken marsala is traditionally made with chicken breast pounded thin. It's a scallopine type concept. But there's two things about chicken thighs. First, if you're not eating a lot of excess dairy or other empty calories, some chicken fat isn't going to hurt you or bring on a heart attack. Second, chicken thighs are very affordable, including healthier free range and responsibly raised options. Why is this important? Because factory chicken contains terrifying hormones based on the factory chicken farming practices. It's why children have been maturing faster in recent years. So, if you want to eat organic, natural, actual chicken, you will have to pay more - but you can pay a bit less by buying the less popular thigh.
Wherever you get your thighs, wash them thoroughly and pat them dry on clean paper towels. Put the brown rice flour in a shallow bowl and season with the lemon pepper and salt. Put the olive oil in a large, nonstick frying pan and heat on medium. Add the thighs to the oil and cook on medium heat until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a small oven baking dish and keep in a warm oven.
Slice the onion and mushrooms thin. Chop the garlic fine, hold aside. Put the onions in the pan and saute until soft. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook over high heat until mushrooms have exuded juice and are shrinking and browning. Add the garlic. Pour in the marsala, enjoy the awesome smell, then add about half as much water. Season to taste and simmer until sauce is reduced. Remove the crispy thighs from the oven and return to the pan during the last few minutes of cooking. Serve over rice or pasta of your choice.