We take a peek in the kitchen and see a large mess of ingredients, some of which we’ve never heard of before. We swirl them all together under the supervision of the chef, who keeps saying wonderful things about how this is the best dish we’ve ever had. Then comes the wait. And wait. Eventually, though, the dish is served to us. What is it? It is a dish that could have come from any cookbook, any cuisine. It is a dish that we’ve had countless times before. It is a dish that we will have countless times again. It is a dish called Chicken Marsala Florentine.

Here’s a recipe for Chicken Marsala Florentine . I’m a big fan of this dish. I love the sauce and the light and fresh flavors of the chicken. This dish is great for a quick dinner.

A classic Italian dish, Marsala’s typically consists of a mix of chicken, mushrooms, marsala, and pasta. This recipe combines the Italian classics with another popular Italian dish—Florentine. Making a delicious Italian dish is easy, but it can be hard to stick to a healthy diet when you find yourself craving a slice of pizza or a trip to the fast food drive-thru. Don’t let the lure of Italian food keep you from living a healthy lifestyle.

Our Chicken Marsala Florentine is irresistible in taste and an Italian lover’s dream. It’s delightfully light, stunning in color, and filled with protein. The sun-dried tomatoes give a distinct, rich taste, while the marsala wine lends a touch of sweetness. It’s also my go-to dinner party dish…the presentation is stunning and makes it seem as if you’ve been cooking all day!

My spouse like the majority of the meals I prepare for him. When all he needs to do is show up to the table, he is wise not to grumble about the meal. I wasn’t sure how this would go the first time I whipped it up since he isn’t a fan of mushrooms. He, on the other hand, adored it. The mushrooms aren’t overpowering, and all of the tastes work so nicely together! When I’m in a cooking rut and don’t know what to make, he nearly always recommends this meal. On the home front, it’s a resounding victory! He like eating it, and I enjoy preparing it.

What exactly does “florentine style” imply?

When a meal is described as “florentine,” it implies that it contains spinach. Catherine de’ Medici was the great-granddaughter of Lorenzo the Magnificent, the Renaissance ruler of Florence, and it is claimed that she insisted on eating spinach at every meal! It was a phrase that stayed with me.

What can I substitute for the marsala wine?

While we don’t suggest skipping this important component, if you’re in a hurry or don’t want to use marsala, you may use an equivalent quantity of dry white wine or 1 cup white grape juice with 4 tablespoons of brandy. 

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The following are the ingredients for our Chicken Marsala Florentine:

  • 4-6 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • a quarter cup of flour
  • 1 tblsp oregano (dried)
  • 2 tblsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 quart of marsala wine
  • 1 container portabello mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 pound of sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 1/2 cup spinach, fresh

To prepare our Chicken Marsala Florentine, follow these steps:

Combine flour and oregano in a large mixing basin.

Rinse and pat dry your chicken breasts. Then, using the flour mixture, coat the chicken breasts.

Coat the bottom of a frying pan with olive oil. Cook the chicken breasts in a skillet over medium heat. Cook for 4 minutes on each side until done. Remove from the pan when done cooking and set aside on a dish.

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Melt the butter in the same frying pan as the chicken and add the marsala wine. Add the mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes once the butter has melted. Allow for a 10-minute simmer, stirring periodically.

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Finally, stir in the spinach and return the chicken to the pan. Cook for a further 5 minutes with the lid on.

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Serve and have fun!

This meal has such a beautiful name, yet it really isn’t that difficult to prepare! One of the greatest features is that just one pan is used from start to end, making cleanup a breeze. It’s flavorful and easy to prepare, and it’s a wonderful meal for the family or when you have guests around. To create a complete dinner, serve it with our Spinach Walnut Salad or our Healthy Orzo Pasta Salad.

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15-minute prep time

Time to cook: 25 minutes

5 minutes of extra time

45 minutes in total

Ingredients

  • 4-6 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • a quarter cup of flour
  • 1 tblsp oregano (dried)
  • 2 tblsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 quart of marsala wine
  • 1 container portabello mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 pound of sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 1/2 cup spinach, fresh

Instructions

    1. Combine flour and oregano in a mixing basin.
    2. Using the flour mixture, coat the chicken breasts. Cook the chicken in olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook until done, then remove from heat and put aside.
    3. Melt butter in the same frying pan and add marsala wine. Add the mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes after the butter has melted. Allow for a 10-minute simmer, stirring periodically.
    4. Return the chicken to the pan after mixing in the spinach. Cook for a further 5 minutes with the lid on.
    5. Serve with mashed potatoes to complete the meal.

Information about nutrition:

Yield:

5

Size of Serving:

1 tbsp. per serving 728 calories 48g total fat 25g Saturated Fat 1 gram of trans fat 20g of unsaturated fat 245 milligrams of cholesterol Sodium: 777 milligrams 11g Carbohydrates 1 gram of fiber 1 gram of sugar 58 g protein

(Nutritional information is an estimate that may vary depending on cooking techniques and ingredient brands utilized.)

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