Classic chicken marsala consists of chicken cutlets that are served with a thick mushroom and marsala wine sauce. Marsala is an Italian fortified wine that's similar to port. In this preparation, the traditional dish is Summer-fied. Instead of preparing the chicken in a saute pan, it's thrown on the grill. The mushroom sauce becomes a mushroom stuffing that's slid under the skin of the chicken. The resulting meat is moist and delicious with a wonderful smokiness. For a seasonal feast, serve with heirloom tomato panzanella and chilled Chardonnay.
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2 Tbsp. olive oil Serves 4-6.
1 to 1-1/4lb. chopped mixed mushrooms ( 4 cups)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp. snipped fresh oregano or 1/4 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
2 Tbsp. dry Marsala (optional)
1 tsp. anchovy paste or soy sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2-1/2 to 3 lb. meaty chicken pieces
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lemon Halves (optional)
Fresh Oregano Sprigs (optional)
2 Tbsp. olive oil