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Chicken Marsala with Pancetta and Cream

I love chicken marsala.  And this is by far one of the best recipes I’ve ever made.  I would suggest cooking with whole wheat pasta if desired, and doubling the ingredients for the sauce so you have enough to mix with the pasta.


  • Olive oil
  • 2 oz pancetta (about a 1/4 inch thick slice), cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced (or you can use chopped shallots)
  • Flour for dredging (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 lb of skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut or pounded into thin cutlets
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup dry Marsala wine
  • 6 Tbsp 1/2 & 1/2 or heavy cream
  • Whole wheat pasta if desired, I used linguine and then doubled the sauce mixture – cream, marsala, salt/pepper, onion


1 Coat a large skillet lightly with olive oil and set it over medium high heat. Add the pancetta and cook until just crip and lightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon, leaving the fat in the pan, and set aside. Add the onions to the pan and cook until translucent and slightly browned, 5-10 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, leaving the fat in the pan, and set aside.
2 Put the flour on a plate. Pat the cutlets dry. Season them on both sides lightly with salt and amply with pepper. Heat the skillet with the pancetta fat over medium high. Add more olive oil, if needed, to get about 2 Tbsp of fat in the pan.
3 When the fat is hot, dredge a cutlet through the flour on both sides. Shake off the excess flour and immediately put the cutlet in the pan. Do the same with as many cutlets as will fit in the pan without touching. Sauté the cutlets, turning once, until browned on both sides. If thin, they should cook through in just a few minutes total. Transfer the cooked cutlets to a plate and continue sauteíng the rest, adding more oil if necessary. Transfer these to the plate as well.
4 Pour off the excess fat. With the pan over med-high heat, add the Marsala and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until the Marsala is reduced by about a quarter. Stir in the cream and boil until you get a nicely thickened sauce. 
Return the chicken, onions, and pancetta to the pan and turn the cutlets over to coat. Let them reheat for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Serve w/salad and bread also if desired.

Happy Eating Friends! ~ Trina

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