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All-natural chicken is my favorite meat. It tastes great, it’s easy to cook, it cooks quickly, there are so many great chicken recipes, what’s not to love?
What Is All-Natural Chicken?
I did specify “all-natural chicken,” which in FDA standards means minimally processed, because I feel like to tastes so much better! For me, natural chicken goes above and beyond just that. I always select trusted brands, like the NatureRaised Farms® brand. The company is committed to responsible farming practices and healthy growing conditions. Chickens grown for the NatureRaised Farms® brand are raised cage-free and their wellbeing is certified by global animal partnerships. Now, I do happen to believe that animals should be treated well before they are slaughtered but I also believe that by doing things like raising chickens cage-free, you improve the quality and taste tremendously. I also value that NatureRaised Foods feeds the chickens a 100% vegetarian diet with no antibiotics added which leads to a healthier, tastier bird. I honestly feel very strongly about the growing conditions for chickens and I can 100% taste the difference!
Chicken Marsala Recipe- Easy Dinner in 30 Minutes
I would like to share with you my go-to easy, healthy dinner recipe. This chicken recipe is so easy to make and tastes gourmet. Chicken Marsala is an Italian dish and everyone loves Italian, right?! This is my daughter’s favorite dish for me to fix. I love it because it is easy but fits with my focus of getting healthy, natural foods into my family’s diet.
Chicken Marsala Recipe
Prep & Cook Time: about 25 minutes
Chicken Marsala Ingredients:
4 All-Natural Chicken cutlets or 2 Chicken breasts sliced in half (to keep the size but make them half as thick)
1/2 cup of flour
1 tsp. garlic powder
1tsp. dried oregano crumbled in between your palms
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne (optional)
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup Marsala wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tbsp of capers (optional)
Chicken Marsala Instructions:
First I make my dredge-mix the flour and spices together in a shallow soup bowl.
Then I prepare the all-natural chicken by cutting the breast in half and pounding them out lightly. (I place plastic wrap over the chicken and tap lightly with a meat pounder or rolling pin.)
Then, I turn on the skillet (medium high) to heat up with the olive oil in it while I dip my chicken into the flour dredge, evenly coating the chicken as much as possible, flipping them over again to get the flour coating thicker.
Remove the chicken from the pan to a plate.
Add the Marsala wine to the pan and let it reduce by about half, which it does fairly quickly.
Then add the chicken back to the pan with the chicken stock and let finish cooking for about 5 minutes until cooked through and sauce is thickened a bit.
Add the capers and then serve.
Serve Chicken Marsala with:
For a complete natural meal, I serve with rice and spinach. The rice is the perfect deposit for your extra Marsala gravy and I saute the spinach in a covered frying pan with a little olive oil, salt, and sliced garlic. These sides are easy to make, cook up in under 30 minutes, and are healthy and natural. Other suggested sides would be mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus or a chopped tomato and cucumber salad as shown in the photo.
I hope your family enjoys this all-natural chicken recipe as much as mine does! What are your favorite chicken recipes?
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