Warning. The prospect of running a marathon in less than three days can cause you to do crazy things. It can skew your sense of reality. Make you vaguely delusional. And impulsive. Very. Impulsive.
For example, you may suddenly become convinced that it is a good idea to not go to histology class in lieu of taking a nap. Or you may leave all of your packing until twenty minutes before the GO Shuttle is supposed to pick you up and take you to JFK. (Not that it matters, because the GO Shuttle will be 45 minutes late anyway.) Better yet, you may decide that enough is enough and that you are going to take matters into your own hands and kiss this boy who you kind-of-sort-of-definitely have a thing for. Five minutes before the GO Shuttle is supposed to pick you up. Talk about good timing and lucid thinking.
Or, perhaps what is craziest of all you could potentially go home the weekend before your marathon and attempt to cook dinner for the pickiest eaters of all time. A feat that may in fact rival running 26.2 miles.
All I have to say is thank god for Tyler and this recipe. It was a winner all around. In fact, I think this is the only time that my brother, who generally only gives me ambivalent, non-descript opinions about my food, actually said that he liked what I cooked. The chicken and mushrooms were completely infused with the buttery, salty, marsala-y flavor of the sauce and each bite kept you going back for more. And more. Until you realize that 6 people have just eaten a meal that was supposed to feed 8. This is something that will go down in the history book as a recipe to make again and again.
As a side note/announcement. You have exactly 5 days (until October 20th) to email me your Regional Recipes – Scandinavia entry. So get to it. My email address is jhbr[email protected]. And my inbox is patiently awaiting your entry.
Serves 4 (I doubled the recipe), adapted from Tyler Florence
1 1/2 lb thin-sliced chicken breasts
2 tbsp olive oil
4 oz prosciutto
10 oz sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup marsala wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup parsley
3/4 lb pasta
1. Set up the water for the pasta and cook according to package directions. I used fresh whole wheat pasta from out local Italian deli, which was outstandingly fabulous.
2. In a bowl mix together a whole bunch of flour, salt, and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
3. Heat the oil over medium-high flame. When hot, add the chicken, cooking for about 5 minutes per side or until golden and crispy. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
4. Lower the heat to medium and add the prosciutto, which has been cut into strips. Saute for 1 minute. Add the mushrooms and saute until their moisture has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the marsala and boil until the alcohol has cooked off. Add the stock and simmer for a minute to reduce a bit. Add the chicken back into the pan and simmer until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, garnish with parsley, and serve over the pasta.
I am submitting this to Tyler Florence Fridays!
And to Presto Pasta Nights which is being hosted next week by Heather of Girlichef, one of my favorite bloggers!
That looks lovely! Now, about that boy… Good luck for the run!
Joanne, that looks sooo good. I will have to definately try this…Wishing you much luck with your run
“Better yet, you may decide that enough is enough and that you are going to take matters into your own hands and kiss this boy who you kind-of-sort-of-definitely have a thing for.”
I want to hear more about that! ha
I can see how that recipe would easily win over picky eaters!
I’m wishing you all the best for your marathon running! I bet it will be something you will always remember. And, I bet SF will be beautiful this time of year. Good for you about kissing the boy!! I love Tyler’s chicken marsala, it’s one of my favorites and I have made it a bunch. Definitely a keeper recipe. I’m hoping to squeeze in my recipe for Regional Recipes. It’s a Tyler one! Take care and safe travels 😀
Good luck on the marathon! I know you’ll be smokin’ fast. If you have the ability, post your number. My friend Gena is running the half, and she told me she’d facebook me the # so that I can “follow” her during the race.
Yes, yes, yes, lovely and delicious food… Now, about this kiss!!!!
What a lovely chicken dish, and you know that I will be cheering for you this weekend! You are going to rock San Fran, girl!! 🙂
Gorgeous dish–so happy your picky eaters liked it. I am with Natashya though, must hear more about the kiss. 😉 Have a great time and a great race in SF!
A boy? A fabulous dinner? A marathon? Whooo – my head is spinning.
This is one of my favorite dishes of his. Yours looks beautiful. Wishing you all the best on your run in san fran. Have a blast.
This is gorgeous Joanne ! The picture speaks a thousand words…this must be YUM !…Chicken with Marsala wine…is like strawberries with cream : )
…Good luck with the race !
I came over from Palidor’s blog to wish you good luck on your marathon! The Chicken Marsala looks fabulous! I don’t know why I’ve never made it before.
I really like this with the prosciutto added in. I can see why it all disappeared! How sweet – the kiss! Hope your having fun in SF. We are all here silently cheering you on!
Stopping by from Palidor’s blog to wish you all the very best in your marathon! You can do it!! Lovely chicken marsala dish by the way! Yummy!
Came over here from Palidor’s to wish you luck with your marathon! Go you!
Good luck with the marathon tomorrow! I’m in awe of how much training and dedication you put into getting ready for this. You can do it!!
Good luck with the marathon…came over here from palidor’s !
All the best !!
asian crazy gal sent a word out to give you love and support! :]
good luck in running that marathon! O_O 26 miles is alot of work! i hope you’ve been training! way to go girl! :]
This looks fabulous, my mom is a huge chicken marsala fan, so I’ll have to make this for her!
Aren’t first kisses just the best? 🙂 Good luck with your race!!!
The recipe is great but now I am thinking of your run. You have practiced. You have the skill and determination. You will be a great success if my predictions have any value.
I will be thinking of you. Let us know the details.
Good luck on your run! And with your young man!
Chicken marsala is a favorite. This looks superb.
That does look good, love mushrooms.
Hope you survived your marathon – I’m married to a marathoner so the crazy type things you do before don’t surprise me.
I came over from Palidor’s site to give support for the marathon… Go girl – go!
Joanne, I went for a long run this morning for you! I hoping that by my running and enduring a little pain it’ll help take away some the pain you’ll feel during the race. You go! 🙂
PSSSST… Palidor sent me…
Good luck with the race. he victory is in completing the training. But crossing the finish line does help!
Just found your blog, very fun reads. I will be back
Hi Joanne! This looks so tasty! Best of Luck! Knock ’em Dead! 😀
That looks fabulous! -Elizabeth
This is one of those dishes that’s still on my to-make list. Your version looks delicious!
Mmmmmm how could I have missed this one! I love it. Thanks s much for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.