Recipe: Chicken Marsala

Mix up the menu with our simple recipe for Chicken Marsala. This flavorful meal of mushrooms, prosciutto and Marsala wine over Passanante’s juicy, tender, hormone and antibiotic-free chicken is the ultimate Italian food crowd-pleaser.

Chicken Marsala Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (item #: 115510 )
  • All-purpose flour, for dredging
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 oz. Prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. Cremini or Porcini mushrooms, stemmed and halved
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Marsala wine
  • 1/2 cup Chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup Chopped flat-leaf parsley

Method:

  1. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board cover in plastic wrap and pound with a flat meat mallet until they are about 1/4-inch thick.
  2. Put some flour in a shallow platter and season with salt and pepper; mix with a fork to distribute evenly.
  3. Heat the oil over medium-high flame in a large skillet. When the oil is hot, dredge both sides of the chicken in the flour, shaking off the excess. Slip into the pan and fry for 5 minutes on each side until golden brown, turning once. Remove the chicken.
  4. Lower the heat to medium and add the prosciutto to the drippings in the pan, sauté for 1 minute. Add the mushrooms and sauté until browned, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the Marsala in the pan and boil down for a few seconds to cook out the alcohol. Add chicken stock and simmer for a minute.
  6. Stir in the butter and return the chicken to the pan; simmer gently for 1 minute.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley before serving

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Recipe: Crock-Pot Beef Stroganoff

For a comforting cold-weather dinner, look no further than this simple Crock-Pot Beef Stroganoff. Keep the kitchen clean and let your crock-pot do the work with this simple, no-mess recipe that you couldn’t mess up even if you tried. Happy Eating!

Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package Passanante’s Beef Cubes For Stew (Item #: 111145)
  • 1 Can Beef Broth
  • 1 Small Can Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Heaping Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Heaping Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • Egg Noodles, Prepared (As Much As You Like)

Method:

  1. Combine beef broth, mushroom, onion and stew meat in crock-pot for 4 hours on high.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove cooked stew meat and place into a separate bowl.
  3. Thicken the liquid in the crock-pot with approx. 2 heaping tablespoons of cornstarch and stir until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Add sour cream and 1 heaping tablespoon on Dijon mustard.
  5. Add the meat back to the crock-pot and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve over egg noodles with Garlic Texas Toast and bacon-seasoned green beans.

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Recipe: Easy Chicken And Dumplings

To us, nothing screams cold-weather meal quite like Chicken and Dumplings, but who has time on a weeknight for homemade dumplings? Not us! Cut some corners on the prep work and cleanup, but get all of the irresistible flavors of this comfort food favorite with our recipe for Easy Chicken And Dumplings. We dare you to find someone who doesn’t love this one…

Chicken and Dumplings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Large Boxes Chicken Broth
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1.5-2 Cans Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Biscuits (or similar)
  • 2-3 All-Natural Chicken Breasts (boiled and chopped to bite-sized chunks)
  • 2 Stalks Celery (chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Baby Carrots (chopped)

Method:

  • In a bowl combine cream of chicken soup and enough of the chicken broth (approx. 1/2 cup) to create a smooth, soupy texture.
  • Quarter the biscuits and with the palms of your hands roll the pieces into balls to create dumplings.
  • Combine the rest of the chicken broth, carrots and celery in soup pot and heat.
  • Once at a soft boil, add the dumplings. As they heat, the dumplings will swell significantly and ultimately shrink back down.
  • Once the dumplings have shrunken down, add the cream of chicken soup mixture and stir well.
  • Add the chicken and allow the soup to continue to cook until evenly heated. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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Quick & Easy Weeknight Recipes for Busy Families

Nothing symbolizes domestic bliss like a family gathered around the dining table sharing a home-cooked meal. However, getting a tasty and nutritious meal on the table every night is a struggle for many busy families. Cooking from scratch is easier said than done when you’re juggling a busy schedule, but there are ways to make it easier. Keep a well-stocked kitchen with the help of Passanante’s Home Food Service, plan meals in advance as much as possible, and have a reliable list of go-to recipes you can make in a pinch!

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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca is a flavorsome dish requiring just a bit of chopping and throwing everything into one pan! Sauté garlic, anchovy and red pepper flakes in olive oil. Add diced tomatoes, water, and salt and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, add spaghetti, and simmer until cooked. The sauce will thicken and cling to the pasta. Mix in olives, capers, and fresh parsley — and serve! Leftovers keep in the refrigerator for five days and make a great cold lunch next day.

Roasted Chicken & Beets with Coconut Yogurt Dressing

This satisfying meal comes to together quickly with many ingredients you already have to hand. Roasted beets are the standout ingredient! They add sweetness while offering anti-inflammatory health benefits. On a baking tray, toss chicken thighs with olive oil, paprika, and cumin. Combine beets and olive oil on a separate tray — or add them to the chicken for simplicity. Roast at 425 F for about 30-35 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa. Prepare the dressing by whisking coconut yogurt, lime juice, and cilantro together in a bowl. Plate up the meal and serve with lime wedges.

One-Pot Bean Chili

Not only is one-pot chili a popular meal, but using one pot means faster cleanup. Sauté onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Add chopped tomatoes, water, red lentils, corn, and black beans. Black beans are rich in magnesium which supports bone health, while corn boosts the immune system. Simmer for twenty minutes so flavors meld. Serve with brown rice (cook grains in large batches to serve throughout the week). Double the recipe and you’ll have enough for two-dinners worth. Store leftovers in the fridge, or freeze for one month.

Home-cooked meals shouldn’t be complicated — preparation and planning are key! Make sure your pantry is always stocked with staples like rice, quinoa, beans, and chopped tomatoes, and don’t forget to stay on top of your reorders so you’re never short on your family’s favorites!

-Jane Bannister (Freelance Writer)

Fourth of July Flavors

Mid-Week Independence Day Party? Yes, Please!

4th recipes

Looking for some new flavors to add to your 4th of July celebration menu? Look no further. These are our Top-4 Must-Try recipes for your upcoming Independence Day party. Fire up the grill, ’cause it’s gonna be a hot one!

  1. Grilled Corn Salad with Tomato and Avocado
    • Eat it with a fork, or dip into it with a tortilla chip. This creamy summer salad is sure to be a Independence Day favorite – so make plenty. With ingredients this good, who needs “moderation” anyway? (recipe)
  2. Spicy Lime Shrimp Pineapple Skewers
    • Nothing screams summer quite like pineapple, shrimp and skewers. This recipe from Aberdeen’s Kitchen has us chomping at the bit and we cannot wait to serve these up as a simple (and portable) option this 4th of July! (recipe)
  3. Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce and Greek Tomato Salad
    • We all think of burgers and hotdogs when we think about a classic backyard cook-out, but this elevated approach to a turkey burger is everything that’s been missing in our lives! (recipe)
  4. Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon and Honey Ricotta
    • Every single word in this recipe name makes us hyper-salivate so we simply couldn’t leave it off our party menu! Juicy, sweet and savory – this is the perfect dessert for any backyard BBQ and even better – they take only minutes to make. (recipe)