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Everyone… I made use something SO delicious today!
Though it may not be the prettiest thing I’ve ever made, I am still beyond excited to be sharing this simple autumn recipe today!! 🙂
So here’s the deal, within the last week and a half I’ve made and photographed this recipe a grand total of three times. Honestly, the recipe was perfection the first time I made it, but the photos just did not do it justice, so I tried again, and when I still wasn’t happy, I tried one more time. The conclusion I finally reached is this… while I LOVE this recipe, I simply cannot make it pretty. I’ve tried, and tried… and tried, but the reality is… it’s just not that pretty of a dish.
And you know what? I’m cool with it, because like I said, this recipe is SO GOOD, and not everything that’s soo good can also be pretty. And now that we have gotten to experience this dish so many times, it’s quickly becoming a family favorite. Even after making and serving it three times in two weeks, not only did my family did not get sick of it… everyone agreed that no matter how I felt about the pics, this was a recipe that needed to be shared.
Yup, it’s THAT good. Plus, I’m on a major honeycrisp apple kick right now – without fail, it happens every single September.
Speaking of apples, did any of you happen to go apple picking over the weekend? That is definitely on my fall bucket list this year. Wait, do they have apple picking in Colorado?? Hmmm, anyone? Colorado peeps, where should I go?
Any other fun things happen this weekend? I did something a little different on Friday afternoon. I was beyond tired of looking at my computer screen and it was just so gorgeous out, so I decided to walk down to my local Starbucks, park myself at a table outside and work from there. I think I just really needed to change-up my location because in the three plus hours I was there, I basically cleared out my inbox and got a whole bunch of other computer busy work done.
It was perfect because Starbucks is only about a fifteen minute walk from my house. I walked down in sunshine and then walked back up at sunset… SO pretty. I cannot even begin to describe just how pretty it is here right now. Our leaves are the perfect shades of orange and yellow and the sunshine feels amazing against the crisp air. I know that most of you haven’t even gotten a taste of fall yet, but where I am, we are literally in the heart of it and it’s going to be over come the first week of October. Totally sad, but it’s just the way it goes in the mountains.
Also, on Saturday night I spent a good hour trying to get shots of the “kids”, aka the baby goats, but umm, when you put them in a field all they do is jump around. Like consistently jump and run and then jump and run. Capturing them was probably the hardest thing ever…going to have to try again. Most of my photos came out blurry. UGH.
Good news is that is was super fun to watch the baby goats running around and playing. They are the cutest, and I still just cannot get over them. LOVE.
OKok, so sorry for rambling there. It’s Monday and I oddly, feel super chatty!
So on to this Apple Cider Chicken Marsala with Wild Rice Pilaf! This is actually pretty traditional, and semi-close to classic chicken Marsala. I simply used half Marsala wine and half apple cider and then tossed in some honeycrisp apples, which cook down so nicely and create just the most delish chicken dinner.
I then cooked up a big bed of wild rice pilaf and served the chicken over it – and done! So simple, so quick and easy, but yet so full of the flavors of fall!
If you’re thinking it sounds weird to have apples in your Marsala, just get over that thought right now. The apples truly are everything in this dish. The perfect mix of sweet to savory. The rice adds a nice hearty carb and is just right for soaking up that sweet sauce!
Autumn dinner PERFECTION! 🙂
OH, and there’s a little prosciutto involved in here too. You see, you see?!? Apples, prosciutto, a little chicken, a little wine, some good cider?!? Simply the best dinner to start off your week!
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Monday blues be gone! ?
My daughter and have both come to the realization that your website is the only place we ever need to go for recipes. You are outstanding in your ability to make winner after winner.
With that said, as I usually do I had some chicken and felt like chicken Marsala. I looked and of course you have an unusual take on it with this recipe. We loved it and the leftovers were fantastic the next day.
Thanks so much for your kind message! I am so glad this dish was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! Happy Holidays! xTieghan
This was fantastic and screams autumn
Mushrooms and Apples, who knew it was such a delicious combo?
Thanks so much for trying the recipe, I am so glad you enjoyed! xTieghan
This chicken Marsala was delicious. I decided to use pasta because I have tons of it. I’m not sure why my sauce looks lighter than yours but it was scrumptious. Thanks for a great recipe.
Thank you so much for trying this Melissa! I am so glad you enjoyed it! xTieghan
I made this recipe tonight and it tasted very good. I used rehydrated shiitake mushrooms and chicken thighs, though. Thanks for creating a hearty dish with just the right amount of sauce to accompany the rice and chicken.
So glad this turned out so well for you Melissa! Thank you! xTieghan
Your pictures encouraged me to make this recipe. So happy that I did as the flavor combination of the apple, Marsala and chicken with the orzo with combination is amazing. Thank you!
Thank you so much Michael!! SO happy you liked it!
Love your creative recipes! Since I am allergic to apples and try to make all my meals with way more veggies/fruit than meat, can you suggest any alternative to the apples? Not sure if I should try making the recipe leaving out the apples, or if there would be something amiss in the overall flavoring.
Hi Christine!! Just omit the apples and double the mushrooms. The dish will still be great! Please let me know if you have other questions. Thanks! 🙂
I made this for dinner a couple nights ago & it’s arguably one of the best recipes on this site so far. SO DELICIOUS! Thank you for this & all the other yummy recipes you post!
Thank you so much Cristina! So happy you love this!
Just made this for my boys and my parents. Another amazing recipe Teighan! You never disappoint!
Just made this for dinner with my boys and my parents. Another amazing recipe Teighan! You NEVER disappoint!
Thank you (: So happy everyone enjoyed!
This looks amazing! I love adding marsala to chicken. So sweet and delicious. What a great idea to add apple cider, too.
And I noticed a small typo in the very first sentence … Just thought you would want to know. 🙂
Haha thank you! I’ll get right on fixing that lol! Hope you love this recipe!
Hi there! I guess I’m the only one that’s having a hard time finding Marsala..
I found the wine, but nothing else like it. Is this a stupid question?
Anyways I know your a busy girl, just hoping you could get back to me. Got all the ingredients just lacking the marsala.
P.S Love your Bolg! Thank you so much for doing what you do!!❤️
HI Brittney!! I am actually talking about Marsala the wine, so I think maybe you have it?? If you can’t find Marsala wine, just use and equal amount of apple cider. Let me know if you have questions. Thank you so much! 🙂
This looks good, Tieghan! Contrary to what you said, I don’t think I have seen any pics of yours that don’t look appetizing! Like I wish all the time that I can just grab everything from my screen! But, the next best thing to do is just to recreate those dishes. And oh speaking of apples, yes, love it. My cousin from WI just sent me a package the other day full of apples from their orchard! I haven’t really tried apple picking but hopefully when we go back there, there’s still apples to pick! I’m so jealous ‘coz our leaves here are not turning yet! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE fall colors and flavors! I love that air too, not too hot and not too cold. Ah..I can’t wait! My family and I, we always try to have our pic taken especially around fall.
Just more nice words!! Thanks so much Sheila! I love how much stuff of mine you make!!
Apple picking is so fun!! I’m sure the one your cousin sent will be AMAZING though. You have no idea how much I love the colors, though I am not very excited for the cold to come!! Sounds so nice Sheila!!
tieghan… literally eating this right now and it is unreal. i want it every day forever. you’re the best.
AH!! Thank you!! I’m so happy you liked it Aleksandra! (:
I think that you must have pretty high standards for what deems a dish attractive;) This looks lovely to me. And so so delicious! Wow! I love that you used a mixture of wild rice and orzo! Orzo can be too blah, and wild rice can be too overpowering, what a clever idea;)
Thanks so much Maria and ya know we are all our own worst critics… haha. But thank you and I hope you love it!!
I disagree, this dish looks beautiful! And delicious!
Thanks so much Jen!