Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mmm Mmm Marsala

One of my family’s favorite places to eat when we are out of town is the ‘Olive Garden.’ Though their recipes are hard to duplicate I think I have a close match to their amazing Chicken Marsala! The chicken is packed full of flavor and the sauce has that perfect balance of taste and texture. I hope you enjoy this one just as much as my family did.

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You will need:

• ½ cup flower
• 2 tsp salt
• ½ tsp black pepper
• 2 pounds thin sliced chicken breasts
• 2 Tbs olive oil
• 8-12 oz fresh mushrooms sliced
• 2 cups Marsala wine
• 2 cups chicken broth
• 2 tsp basil leaves
• 2 tsp marjoram leaves
• 2 tsp onion flakes
• 2 tsp dried minced garlic
• Fresh parsley for garnish


• Mix flour, salt, pepper, marjoram, onion, and garlic in a shallow dish.
• Reserve 2 tablespoons of flower mixture.
• Coat chicken with flour mixture
• Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet on medium high heat.
• Add chicken and cook 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned, remove from skillet; keep warm
• Wisk to combine chicken broth and reserved mixture; add to skillet.
• Stir in wine and remaining spices; bring to a boil.
• Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
• Serve with your favorite veggie, pasta, or rice and enjoy!

I am always looking for the next great recipe for home made gourmet, if you have a recipe you would like featured on A Sink Full of Dishes please email me at

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

I'm excited to partake in my first blog-hop!

Tuesday Tag-Along

Hosted by Twee Poppets!

I am cohosting an awesome Christmas Event along with The Simple Things - 30 Days of Christmas that will run from Nov 15- Dec 15.  Throughout the whole event we will be sharing yummy recipes, money saving tips, holiday decor & crafts and offering awesome reviews and giveaways (perfect for gifts!)   

We are still looking for guest posts and businesses who are interested in having their products featured.  You can contact me at  if you are interested or for more information. 

Be on the lookout for more information!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Welcome to A Sink Full of Dishes!

Well it’s complete! What do you think? I would like to welcome everyone to my new blog! My goals for this blog are to bring helpful hints, recipes, tips, giveaways, reviews, and ramblings about being a working momma!
I would like to share an awesome recipe to get things started!
Lemon garlic chicken in a white wine reduction with a red potato smash

You will need:
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp. margarine or butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. grated lemon zest
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 8 red potatoes
  • ¾ cup milk
  • Sprinkle chicken with paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Melt 2 tbsp. butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat, also, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Once the pan is hot, add the chicken to the skillet.
  • Sauté the chicken for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until it begins to brown slightly.
  • Remove the chicken and place on a baking sheet. Pour half of the lemon juice over the chicken and then place the sheet in the oven and set the timer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic to the hot pan and sauté until it begins to brown (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Add the white wine to the pan to de-glace.
  • After about a minute or two, add the lemon zest to the pan. Reduce by half, then cover and set aside.
  • By now the timer should have gone off. Use the remaining lemon juice to pour over the chicken once again and set the timer for another 5 minutes.
  • Once the chicken is done (it may need another minute or two depending on how thick they are), place over potatoes and top with the wine sauce!
  • Garnish with some lemon-twists and a few sprigs of fresh herbs like sage or basil
  • Clean and cube potatoes
  • Place the potatoes in a pot of boiling water
  • Let boil until soft
  • Remove from heat and strain water
  • Place the potatoes in a mixing bowl
  • Add milk and remaining butter
  • Either by hand or electric mixer smash to desired consistency.
  • Salt and pepper to taste