Chicken in Marsala Wine with Orange and Shallots Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
MethodMain Ingredient


 Plain flour2 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Ground black pepper To Taste
 Ground cardamom2 Teaspoon (1 Heaped Teaspoon)
 Ground coriander1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Chicken pieces8 (Either Jointed Chicken Or Breasts Cut In Half)
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Bacon rashers3
 Shallots16 , peeled and left whole
 Garlic6 Clove (30 gm), peeled and left whole
 Marsala300 Milliliter
 Freshly squeezed orange juice300 Milliliter
 Sherry vinegar1 Tablespoon
 Cinnamon stick1
 Creme fraiche1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 696 Calories from Fat 182

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g31.4%

Saturated Fat 4.5 g22.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 210 mg

Sodium 824.4 mg34.4%

Total Carbohydrates 50 g16.5%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7.1%

Sugars 7.3 g

Protein 71 g142.4%

Vitamin A 27.6% Vitamin C 48.7%

Calcium 10.9% Iron 26.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Use salt, pepper, cardamom and coriander to season the flour. Mix well.
2) With the seasoned flour, coat each piece of chicken and set aside.
3) Heat the olive oil in a shallow ovenproof casserole.
4) Cook the bacon, chicken, shallots and garlic in the oil till all are caramelized and are of a nutty brown color.
5) Add the Marsala, orange juice, sherry, vinegar and cinnamon.
6) Stir the mixture and gently simmer on top of a hotplate for about 40 minutes, till the juices from the chicken run clear.

7) Add the crème fraiche to the hot preparation, stir well, transfer to a decorative serving platter and serve with a green salad and brown rice. Best when served as a main course dish.