This is an elegant way to serve chicken cutlets on Pesach (and all year round). Succulent chicken breasts are dredged in flour and then smothered in a rich Marsala (a type of wine) sauce. The wine sauce has its own distinctive aroma that tantalizes the taste buds. This is an authentic, gourmet Italian recipe that is sure to be enjoyed by all.
- 1 kilo (2.2 lbs) chicken culets -
- Potato starch -
- Salt and pepper to taste -
- Olive oil -
- 1 large can sliced mushrooms, or fresh equivalent -
- 3 cloves fresh garlic crushed, or to taste -
- ¼ cup white wine (hence the name -
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice -
- 1 cup chicken stock, or 1 cup water with 1 tsp chicken soup powder -
- Generous handful fresh parsley -
- More salt and pepper -
- Pinch of ginger, optional -
1. Mix potato starch, salt and pepper. Dip cutlets into this mixture. Pan fry in olive oil for a few minutes on each side. Alternately, you can generously brush baking pan with olive oil, and bake cutlets, loosely covered, for a few minutes on each side. You might want to put them under the grill for just a few minutes to brown. (They cutlets need not be fully cooked. They'll be baked further in the sauce). Remove cutlets from frying pan and transfer to a 9x13 baking dish.
2. Add a little more oil to the pan and sauté the mushrooms and garlic until slightly browned. Add the wine, lemon juice, chicken stock, and seasonings to the pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for a minute or two until well blended.
3. Pour mushroom/wine mixture over the cutlets and bake covered at 350F/180C for approx. 20-30 minutes or until heated through. (If you baked them originally, then 15 minutes is sufficient). You may want to uncover the last few minutes to brown the cutlets a bit.
4. Serve over mashed potatoes, or unaccompanied and garnished with fresh parsley. Drizzle remaining sauce over cutlets. Enjoy the compliments!
Freeze with ease: This can be frozen after being baked, and go straight from the freezer to the oven. It’s a great idea for a Yomtov or Chol Hamoed meal; you can just pull it out of the freezer and warm up.
Tip: Most year-round chicken recipes using flour can be adapted for Pesach. Just substitute potato starch for the flour. Good candidates include shake-'n-bake recipes, fried schnitzel and many others. Use your imagination and be creative.