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Chicken Marsala en Croute

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

I love puff pastry and chicken Marsala, so I decided to combine the two. The result is a very special meal perfect for Sunday dinner or any special occasion. Be sure to keep the puff pastry chilled so it is easier to work with. —Lorraine Russo, Mahwah, New Jersey
Chicken Marsala en Croute Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2/3 cup Marsala wine
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh thyme, optional

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute mushrooms and shallots until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in broth and wine; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove to a bowl; cool slightly. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to even thickness. Whisk together egg and water. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry sheet into a 14-in. square. Cut into four 7-in. squares. Place 1 chicken breast on center of each square. If desired, fold narrow end under to fit pastry square; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top each with 1 rounded tablespoon mushroom mixture. Lightly brush pastry edges with egg mixture. Fold pastry over filling; press edges with a fork to seal. Place on a rimmed parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Brush tops with egg mixture. Bake until golden brown and a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, 18-23 minutes. Reheat remaining mushroom mixture; serve with pastries. If desired, garnish with thyme.

Nutrition Facts

1 pastry: 599 calories, 29g fat (10g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 703mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 36g protein.

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