My Marsala bake is a little different from the "normal" potluck dish, so it's a nice change of pace to take to dinners. The best part: I serve it with fried polenta slices, so it's completely gluten-free and perfect for my husband, who has celiac disease. —Deborah Stevens, Goodyear, Arizona
"This melt-in-your-mouth Chicken Marsala is based on a recipe picked up in a cooking class," recalls Greta Igl in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. "But the basil and splash of lemon are my own touches. We’ve tried this dish in many restaurants, but always agree our homemade version tastes best. It’s so easy…and if we’re lucky enough to have leftovers, they reheat beautifully in the microwave.”
We live near the Faribault, Minnesota caves that are used to age the lovely Amableu Gorgonzola cheese. Chicken topped with melting Gorgonzola is quick enough for weeknight cooking but also elegant enough for a dinner party. —Jill Anderson, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
Here's a quick little recipe with restaurant presentation and flavor, perfect for impromptu entertaining. Dorothy Smith of El Dorado, Arkansas sautes flattened chicken breasts and serves them atop julienned carrots and peppers. The simple wine sauce goes together in minutes.
Chicken Marsala is one of my top-picks for Italian food. I wanted to learn how to make it myself and took about 5 different recipes and came up with my own version. The first time I made it my mom didn't stop talking about it for a week.—Nickie Frye, Evansville, Indiana
Chicken marsala is usually high in fat and calories. But in this version, the flavor really comes from deglazing the skillet with the broth and wine, so even though I eliminated extra oil, the taste isn’t lost. —Nancy Granaman, Burlington, Iowa