Chicken Lombardy

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Chicken Lombardy has become one of my absolute favorite chicken dishes. With its creamy marsala wine sauce, melty cheeses, garlic, and mushrooms – it delivers on flavor in every single bite. The first time I made Chicken Lombardy I knew I had found a new recipe for my regular rotation. It comes together quickly, looks fancy enough to serve guests, and tastes absolutely delicious. Keep reading to find out why you need Chicken Lombardy in your life!

What Kind of Wine Works Best for Chicken Lombardy?

For the marsala wine sauce, I prefer to use a sweeter marsala wine. The sweetness helps balance out the richness from the cheese and butter. Dry marsala wine would work too, but I’d recommend adding a bit more chicken broth if using a dry variety. The sweetness of the wine allows the other flavors to sing.

How Can I Make This a Quick Weeknight Meal?

Part of what I love about Chicken Lombardy is that it comes together so quickly! From start to finish you’re looking at about 45 minutes total cook time. To make this even faster, buy pre-sliced mushrooms so you don’t have to chop them yourself. You could also skip the step of pounding the chicken breasts if you buy thinner cutlets.

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What Goes Well with Chicken Lombardy?

This sauce is so flavorful and delicious, all you really need alongside is a vegetable and/or salad. I like to roast brussels sprouts or broccoli to serve with the chicken. The richness and creaminess pairs perfectly with something bright and fresh.

Can I Prepare Ahead or Freeze Chicken Lombardy?

You could definitely prep the sauce ahead of time and store it in the fridge until ready to use. Then just cook the chicken and finish the dish. You may also fully assemble the dish in a baking pan and freeze it unbaked. Thaw overnight in the fridge and add 5-10 extra minutes to the bake time.

Should I Use White or Red Onion?

I prefer the flavor of green onions, but white and red onion would work well too. They add a nice underlying sweetness. You could even caramelize the onions first before adding to the dish for more depth of flavor. Personalize it to your tastes!

I hope this post has you as excited as I am to make Chicken Lombardy. With so much rich flavor in every bite, this is a new staple weeknight dinner recipe for my family. Give it a try and let me know what you think! What’s your favorite way to enjoy chicken breast for dinner?

Chicken Lombardy Recipe

Cooking Time:

  • Preparation: 15 minutes
  • Cooking: 25 minutes
  • Total: 40 minutes

Servings:

  • Suitable for 4 people

Ingredients List:

  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, 4 pieces (evenly pounded)
  • Butter, 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic, minced, 2 teaspoons
  • Fresh mushrooms, diced, 8 ounces
  • Flour, ⅓ cup
  • Marsala cooking wine, ¾ cup
  • Chicken broth, ½ cup
  • Salt, to taste (approximately ½ teaspoon)
  • Pepper, to taste (approximately ½ teaspoon)
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded, ⅓ cup
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded, ⅓ cup
  • Green onion, chopped, 1 stalk

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a large baking dish.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, then stir in the garlic. Sauté the mushrooms until they are tender and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Remove the mushrooms using a slotted spoon and set them aside.
  3. Toss the chicken breasts in flour to coat them evenly. Cook each side for 1-2 minutes in the same skillet used for mushrooms. Then, transfer the chicken to the prepared baking dish and scatter the mushrooms over the chicken.
  4. In the skillet, combine the marsala wine, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes before pouring it over the chicken and mushrooms.
  5. Combine the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses and sprinkle over the chicken. Add the green onions on top. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked, and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Pro Tip: Enhance the dish by garnishing with fresh herbs. Serve alongside roasted vegetables and a fresh salad for a complete meal.

This Chicken Lombardy recipe is a fantastic way to impress your guests or to enjoy a gourmet meal at home. It’s a perfect blend of flavors and textures, sure to be a hit at any dining table.

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