Chicken Marsala – “21 Day Fix” Recipe

I recently found this recipe for Chicken Marsala that is compliant with the “21 Day Fix” clean eating program. I found it to be full of flavor, easy to prepare, and a dish I would make again.Chicken Marsala - "21 Day Fix" Recipe / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
This recipe features sautéed baby portabella mushrooms, with shallots and garlic, served alongside pan browned chicken breast slices, in a light, slightly creamy sauce. Here’s how you make it:

Melt a small amount of coconut oil in a medium skillet on low to medium heat. Add sliced baby portabella mushrooms and sauté them for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Once mushrooms are cooked, add Marsala wine, chopped shallots and minced garlic. Let this mixture simmer for about 15 minutes, until the wine reduces quite a bit. Stir the mixture occasionally.

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It will look like this when it’s just about done.

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While the mushrooms are cooking, prepare the chicken. Slice chicken breasts thinly, then place chicken strips in a large bowl or ziploc bag, along with wheat flour and spices. Mix well, to fully coat the pieces of chicken.

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This is what the chicken pieces will look like, once coated.

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Shake off excess flour. In a large skillet, melt coconut oil and heat on medium. Once skillet is hot, add chicken pieces, and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until the chicken is lightly browned on both sides.

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Once the chicken is cooked through and lightly browned, add the mushrooms and sauce.  Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon wheat flour and stir (nominal amount added to thicken sauce). Add chicken broth and almond milk. Stir again, to fully combine. Let this simmer until fully heated through.

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Once heated through, sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes, and serve!

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If following the 21 Day Fix Plan, the counts for this chicken dish is 1 Red, 1 Green, and 1 tsp. (The count for the wheat flour divided between 4 servings is so nominal it is not included).  I served the chicken with sides of green salad and quinoa. If NOT following this eating plan, just go right ahead and enjoy this dish! It really is quite tasty.

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Enjoy this delicious chicken dish. I know my husband and I sure did!  Don’t ya just love it when a “lighter” version of a classic dish also tastes just as great? Have a great day… look around… “there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for”!

Chicken Marsala - "21 Day Fix" Recipe / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe Source:  http://www.fitmomangelad.com/21-day-fix-chicken-marsala/

Chicken Marsala - "21 Day Fix" Recipe
 
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Enjoy this "lighter" version of Chicken Marsala, featuring baby portabella mushrooms, chicken, shallots, garlic and Marsala wine.
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
Cook mushroom sauce:
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 8 ounces baby portabella mushrooms (Baby Bella), sliced
  • ¼ cup shallots, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup Marsala wine
For chicken:
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon wheat flour
  • 2 Tablespoons almond milk
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped OR dried parsley flakes
Directions
  1. Melt coconut oil in a medium skillet. Add chopped mushrooms and sauté for about 8 minutes. Add minced garlic, chopped shallots and Marsala wine. Let this mixture simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the wine has reduced quite a bit, stirring occasionally.
  2. While the mushrooms are cooking, place the chicken slices, along with ¼ cup wheat flour, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano into a large bowl or ziploc bag. Stir or shake to fully coat the chicken pieces with spices.
  3. Heat 1 Tablespoons coconut oil in separate large skillet on medium heat. Shaking off excess flour, place chicken pieces into skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until lightly browned and cooked through.
  4. Once chicken is cooked through, add the mushrooms and sauce. Sprinkle mixture with 1 teaspoon wheat flour. Stir to combine. Add almond milk and chicken broth; let this simmer for a few minutes until fully heated through.
  5. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, or dried parsley flakes. Serve and enjoy!
Notes
21 Day Fix counts: 1 Red, 1 Green, 1 teaspoon (wheat flour is so nominal once divided into 4 servings, that is is not added to count).

 

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