Chicken Lombardy is a timeless, loved by everyone combination of chicken, mushrooms, melty cheese and marsala wine. Delicious and beautiful enough for special occasion yet easy enough to actually prepare it. This recipe is a definite keeper.
Tender chicken breasts are seared till appetizing golden brown and braised in the oven in a stellar marsala sauce with mushrooms and finished with melty, ooey gooey mozzarella cheese. This dish is as mouthwatering as it sounds. All the complementing flavors work harmoniously together to create this elegant culinary offering.
I am addicted to the pan sauces like this marsala sauce. The mushrooms and chicken are first pan seared in the same pan, but separately, leaving behind delicious fond ( the caramelized bits and pieces ) that is used as a major flavor builder for the sauce. We deglaze the pan with the wine and the stock scraping all the flavorful bits left behind.
Another key ingredients is Marsala wine. It is a fortified wine with raised alcohol levels and a wide range of nuanced flavors including morello cherry, apple, dried fruits and honey. It is widely popular in sauce preparations thanks to its unique taste. It really amps up the flavors of the sauce and chicken to a Fine dining restaurant.
Despite how fancy this dish looks and sounds it is very easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. Follow the instructions below to make Chicken Lombardy.