Rocco DiSpirito's Chicken Marsala and Brussel Sprouts

Author of "Now Eat This! Italian" prepares classic dish with brussel sprouts and pancetta.
2:55 | 12/19/12

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We are counting down the days until christmas, with "gma's" 12 days of cooking. This is my favorite segment, of course. THIS MORNING, rocco DiSpirito is bringing us two recipes from "now eat this italian." You have taken all these recipes and made them not only lower in calories, but lower in fat. I'm so envious of thisroject for this book. You lived in italy. I did. With a bunch of italian mommas. I went to sorrento. I lived with 26 women, in their homes. They taught me how to make original dishes, the authentic way. I got my own version and got the stamp of approval. There was more food here until elizabeth ate it. I'm. I'm developing a bad reputation for being a food hog. You picked chicken masala and brussels sprouts. The most misunderstood vegetable. Let's start with chicken masala. It's fancy enough for the holiday table. But simple enough to make during the holiday week. Start off with whole chicken. I cut it into 16 pieces. A lot of little pieces. Everybody can have a little thigh, a little breast, a little wing. Do you season the chicken? With salt a pepper. And take it out of the pan. A little bit of oil? A little oil. And you add rush rooms and onions. And you deglaze with masala. Anytime mushrooms? Any kind is find. Does that smell good? Yeah. You remove the skin. I want the flavor of the skin, but not the calories. 90 calories apiece, of skin. And we're reducing the chicken stock with the mushrooms and the masala. And just toss this around to coat. Can you guys travel with me everywhere? They're a great audience. I love them. And some brussels sprouts. It looks beautiful. You want that glaze on there. I have to try that. Let's look at the difference in calories. Chicken masala, is usually 770 calories. And the brussels sprouts. 176 calories. Mine are 12 calories. Have them. And then, in a skillet. With a little. "Now eat this" in stores now. You can find the recipes also on

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