Marsala wine as ingredient and beverage

Chicken Marsala cheese casserole has a wonderful blend of chicken, vegetables and Italian flavorings that are exquisitely enhanced by Marsala wine. A special entree for your guests, an unforgettable tasty treat. Try various cheese blends and a white wine or dry Sherry, even apple cider can substitute while experimenting with this complexity of flavors in my original Chicken Marsala Cheese Casserole recipe.

Ingredients and things needed for 4 portions:

  • 4 cups 1" cubed chicken white or dark meat

  • 1 cup Marsala wine

  • 2 minced garlic cloves

  • 2 tbsp. diced white onions

  • 2 tbsp. chopped mushrooms

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 2 tbsp. flour

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 4 tbsp. diced Roma tomatoes

  • 4 tbsp. diced raw potatoes

  • 4 tbsp. diced fresh or frozen baby spinach leaves

  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 tsp. ground sage

  • 1/2 tsp. ground basil

  • 1/4 tsp. ground oregano

  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper

  • 2 tsp. salt

  • Large oiled casserole dish

  • Large skillet

  • 1 large resealable bag

Step 1

Add onions and garlic to olive oil and sauté for 2 minutes on medium-low heat.

Step 2

Add cubed chicken meat to a resealable bag with flour, herbs and condiments, shake well and add entire contents to the frying pan ingredients.

Step 3

Sear the chicken cubes on medium heat for 2 minutes, fry on each side.

Step 4

Add broth, mushrooms, diced potatoes and spinach to chicken sauté, cook for 3 minutes on medium-low heat.

Step 5

Add the wine and blend with all of the chicken Marsala cheese casserole ingredients for 30 seconds. Taste test and add any needed flavorings.

Step 6

Layer the oiled casserole dish with 1/3 chicken mixture, add tomatoes and 1/3 cheese. Continue this layering, top generously with shredded cheese.

Step 7

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Serve chicken Marsala cheese casserole with your favorite beverage, garlic bread and salad.