30 Minute Chicken Marsala
Chicken marsala is a classic family favorite for a reason and this recipe from Whole30 coach Hayley Lucero (@realfoodwithaltitude) is delicious and can be on the table in 30 minutes!
This preparation is also gluten-free, Paleo friendly, dairy free and if you use veggie noodles it's Whole30.
2 organic boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup coconut milk
1 1/2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
3 1/2 Tbsp. arrowroot powder
8oz. Baby Bella mushrooms
2 Tbsp. chopped shallots
1 Tbsp. garlic
1 tsp. fresh parsley
Salt and pepper (to taste)
In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
Butterfly the chicken breasts, or pound them thin, so that they cook more evenly.
Put 3 tbsp of arrowroot powder on a plate and use to lightly coat each chicken breast. Be sure the entire breast is covered but not a heavy coating. Check to make sure your oil is hot (it should sizzle when you put a drop of water in it).
Put the chicken in the pan and cook on one side for 3 minutes, then turn and cook on the other side for about 3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add the shallots, mushrooms, and garlic to the pan and sauté for about 5 minutes. Then add the chicken broth, coconut milk, balsamic vinegar, thyme, salt, and pepper. Whisk the sauce together then add 1/2 tsp of arrowroot powder, set the rest aside, and add later if needed. Whisk the arrowroot powder in thoroughly.
Let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes. Check at 5 minutes and if it has not thickened at all, whisk in another 1/2 tsp of arrowroot powder.
Add chicken back to the sauce. Cover the pan and sauté for 5-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked all the way through and sauce is the consistency of gravy.
Top with fresh parsley and serve with your favorite pasta, egg noodles or rice. Enjoy!
Hayley Lucero is a Whole30 Certified Coach and a Colorado native with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and a Masters in Health Promotion. She believes food is medicine and as a full time health coach, she loves helping people change their lifestyle to feel their best. When she is not working, you can find her doing all the “Colorado things”: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, working out or hanging with her new puppy.