Thursday, September 11, 2014

Chicken Marsala for Pat’s Birthday

We managed to let Pat’s (SIL) birthday slip by us and to make up for it, we offered to cook her a meal of her choosing and she selected chicken Marsala and invited four of her friends for the event.  

We had made this dish back in Sep. 2011 and again in Feb. 2012 using pork loin but we liked them so well, I thought it was worth a re-post.  Our recipe is a slight adaptation of a Carrabba’s Restaurant copycat recipe we found on

The recipe can be found at the Sep. link and several shots of the cooking process are at the Feb. link so I won’t repeat them here.  Because of the size of the meal, I ended up using two 12” skillets and made one recipe in each pan, using one stainless and one cast iron so I would be sure to get a little fond in the pans – they tasted the same to me.  It’s times like this that I know why we have a six burner cook top as I used two for the meat, Bev used two for the veggies and we didn't have to reach over each other.

We served the chicken with some hand mashed potatoes using our favorite recipe from The Pioneer Woman, steamed (til done of course) broccoli with butter and cheese, and homemade rolls, which I missed getting in my plate shot.

We topped it off with some homemade pineapple/coconut ice cream.

The food was a big hit with the diners and Pat seemed well pleased with the event.

And what about leftover mashed potatoes and gravy you asked - breakfast may have been better than the supper meal.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


9/7/14 event date


  1. Laurie here...Happy belated birthday Pat! The birthday dinner you made for sister in law Pat looks delicious Larry! I'm sure Bev had a hand in it as well!
    David would of had you leave the mushrooms off...silly man! You could make that dinner for me anytime! Of course you would add an egg on top for any leftover meal Larry! LOL!! See you all soon!

  2. Wow that does look alot like Carrabba color. I have never been able to duplicate it and it's my favorite you really did a magnificent job here! Happy Birthday Pat! This looked like a yummy day for you!

  3. Larry, Great looking birhtday dinner! Laurie is right about the mushrooms... As for eggs over mashed potatoes, that does make a satisfying breakfast! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. I bet Pat and her friends had a great time…you and Bev certainly do know how to entertain. :)

  5. Happy belated birthday Pat. Your stove is fantastic and perfect for two cooks. You sure know how to entertain.

  6. I'm sure Pat was happy to have her birthday delayed a little. Happy Belated Birthday to her!

    (And, yes, your reasoning for a 6 burner stove is my reasoning for 2 regular stoves.)

  7. That's a pretty delicious apology :) Dinner looks delicious and I'd love to give that chicken marsala a try!

  8. I have never made Chicken Marsala....this looks great! I am going to have to give it a try.

  9. Happy Birthday to PAT.... Looks like she had a terrific birthday... Your dinner looks great and the breakfast looks even better.... Gotta have those sunny-side eggs (although I like mine over-easy)....


  10. Happy Birthday Pat. A feast like that really does make up for being a few days late.

  11. The chicken looks fantastic & I am loving the sound of pineapple/coconut ice cream! Of course, the highlight for me, is the mashed potatoes & gravy with perfectly cooked eggs on top. You are the king of breakfasts!

  12. Looks delicious. I still have yet to make Chicken Marsala! It's been on my list forever. Happy Birthday to Pat. And those eggs look so perfect.

  13. Happy belated Birthday to Pat! I'm glad that y'all had a fun time. Chicken marsala was one of the first dishes I learned to make when I first started wanting to learn to cook for myself. Love that flavor of dry marsala. Have a great weekend!


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