The Best Chicken Marsala Recipe

The Best Chicken Marsala Recipe

Chicken Marsala

One of my favorite dishes is Chicken Marsala.  I’ve tried many different recipes in my quest for the perfect one; tweaking each one until it was just right.

Here is the recipe I use and my family loves it.  The sauce in this version is thicker and creamier than other versions due to the heavy cream and corn starch.  If you want a thinner sauce please read the notes at the end to see what ingredients can be omitted or substituted.

This recipe is very easy to make and should be served soon after cooking.  Left overs can be refrigerated, in fact it tastes even better the next day!

I serve Chicken Marsala with garlic mashed potatoes or my cousin’s “poor man’s pasta” the recipe for that is at the bottom of this post.

The Best Chicken Marsala

Ingredients:

1 lb. mushrooms
4 tbls. butter
2 tbls. minced garlic
1 cup Marsala wine
1 tsp. corn starch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken tenderloins, pounded to 1″ thickness
2 tbls. olive oil
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. ground sea salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
10 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
Fresh parsley chopped

Directions:

1.  Wash mushrooms and pat dry.  Slice into thin slices.

2.  Melt 2 tbls. butter in large sauce pan over medium heat.  Add sliced mushrooms and cook until golden brown, about 5-10 minutes.

3.  Add garlic and wine to the mushrooms.  Lower heat and gently simmer until wine reduces, about 15 minutes.

4.  Add cream, corn starch, and sea salt.  It should thicken slightly.  If it’s too thick add more wine to desired consistency, but not more than another 1/2 cup.  Set aside. *

5.  Combine flour, ground sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder in a shallow bowl.

6.  Heat oil and 2 tbls. butter in a skillet over medium heat.

7.  Toss chicken tenders in flour; shake off excess; fry in olive oil/butter until cooked thru and is golden brown.

8.  Pour Marsala sauce over chicken.  Add cherry tomatoes.  Simmer until tomatoes are soft, but not mushy.

9.  Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.

* For thinner sauce OMIT heavy cream and corn starch in step 4.  Add salt and set aside.  Cook chicken as directed.  In step 9 BEFORE you sprinkle with parsley stir in 2 more tbls. butter, stir until butter melts.  Sprinkle with parsley.

Poor Man’s Pasta

Ingredients:

1 lb. Pasta
3 tbls. butter
1/4 shredded fresh parmesan cheese

Directions:

1.  Cook pasta as directed on box.

2.  Drain pasta.

3.  Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.

4.  Add cooked pasta.  Toss in butter until pasta is covered.

5.  Add parmesan cheese.  Toss pasta until cheese is evenly distributed.

6.  Serve hot.

The Best Chicken Marsala Recipe
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Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
The Best Chicken Marsala Recipe
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
Chicken Marsala
  1. Wash mushrooms and pat dry. Slice into thin slices.
  2. Melt 2 tbls. butter in large sauce pan over medium heat. Add sliced mushrooms and cook until golden brown, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and wine to the mushrooms. Lower heat and gently simmer until wine reduces, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add cream, corn starch, and sea salt. It should thicken slightly. If it's too thick add more wine to desired consistency, but not more than another 1/2 cup. Set aside.
  5. Combine flour, ground sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder in a shallow bowl.
  6. Heat oil and 2 tbls. butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  7. Toss chicken tenders in flour; shake off excess; fry in olive oil/butter until cooked thru and is golden brown.
  8. Pour Marsala sauce over chicken. Add cherry tomatoes. Simmer until tomatoes are soft, but not mushy.
  9. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.
Poor Man's Pasta
  1. Cook pasta as directed on box.
  2. Drain pasta.
  3. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add cooked pasta. Toss in butter until pasta is covered.
  5. Add parmesan cheese. Toss pasta until cheese is evenly distributed.
  6. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes

For thinner sauce OMIT heavy cream and corn starch in step 4.  Add salt and set aside.  Cook chicken as directed.  In step 9 BEFORE you sprinkle with parsley stir in 2 more tbls. butter, stir until butter melts.  Sprinkle with parsley.

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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

 Fettuccine AlfredoFettuccine Alfredo was invented by Alfredo Di Lelio 1908.   It was  served in his mother’s restaurant in Rome.  It’s fame really spread when Di Lelio opened his own restaurant in central Rome simply called “Alfredo” in 1914.

His original recipe was very simple, pasta tossed in butter and Parmesan cheese.  Today if you go to most Roman trattorias or restoranti and ask for Fettuccine Alfredo they will probably have no idea what you’re talking about.  The name is mostly used in other countries, mainly in the United States.  In Italy it’s simply called “fettuccine al burro”.

There are many versions of this creamy white sauce, you’re almost sure to find it on the menu of many of the Italian style chain restaurants including The Old Spaghetti Factory, Olive Garden, and Macaroni Grill.   They make it with shrimp, chicken, and plain with just pasta.

This version is really my son’s recipe.  It’s very rich and creamy.  We use it as a sauce for Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo and even use it as a pizza sauce.  My daughter Jaime loves the sauce over steamed rice.

This recipe is pretty simple but you have to keep stirring it so that the sauce comes out smooth and creamy.  Left over sauce keeps well for a week or more in the fridge.  Just warm it up and pour over pasta or meats.

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Ingredients:

Sauce:

3 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream

1 lb. Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

1 Cup Butter

1/2 – 3/4 Cup Sun dried tomatoes, chopped

 

Chicken:

1 1/2 lb. Chicken Tenderloins, cut in cubes

1/2 Cup Italian Dressing

1 Package Frozen Broccoli Flowerettes

8 oz. Mushrooms, sliced

2 Tbls. Olive Oil

1 Tbls. Minced Garlic

Your favorite pasta or homemade pasta.  Click here to see my review on the Philips Pasta Maker.

 

Directions:

Fettuccine AlfredoPlace chicken cubes and Italian dressing in a ziplock bag and marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

Then shortly before cooking the chicken make the sauce.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.

Add heavy whipping cream and allow it to heat up, do not let it boil.

Stir in grated cheese.  Keep stirring until all the cheese melts and the sauce is smooth.  If the sauce isn’t thick enough add more cheese until you get your desired consistency.

Stir in sun dried tomatoes and turn off heat.  Keep sauce warm until ready to serve.

Cook your favorite pasta as directed.

Heat Olive in a frying pan add garlic and saute until it starts to turn brown, then take chicken out of ziplock bag and add to the pan.  Discard marinade.

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Add sliced mushrooms and saute until mushrooms turn golden brown.

Add broccoli and cook until tender.  Remove from heat and serve.

To Serve:

Place pasta in serving dish, top with chicken and sauce.  Serve hot with freshly baked garlic bread or homemade Garlic Knots.


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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Print Recipe
Rich creamy white sauce you can use for pasta or pizza.
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 30 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Minutes 3 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 30 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Minutes 3 Hours
HNM&K5@NT%
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Print Recipe
Rich creamy white sauce you can use for pasta or pizza.
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 30 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Minutes 3 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 30 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Minutes 3 Hours
Ingredients
Sauce
Chicken
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Place chicken cubes and Italian dressing in a ziplock bag and marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
    Fettuccine Alfredo
  2. Then shortly before cooking the chicken make the sauce. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add heavy whipping cream and allow it to heat up, do not let it boil.
  4. Stir in grated cheese. Keep stirring until all the cheese melts and the sauce is smooth. If the sauce isn't thick enough add more cheese until you get your desired consistency.
  5. Stir in sun dried tomatoes and turn off heat. Keep sauce warm until ready to serve.
  6. Cook your favorite pasta as directed.
  7. Heat Olive in a frying pan add garlic and saute until it starts to turn brown, then take chicken out of ziplock bag and add to the pan. Discard marinade.
  8. Saute chicken until it turns brown on the outside.
  9. Add sliced mushrooms and saute until mushrooms turn golden brown.
  10. Add broccoli and cook until tender. Remove from heat and serve.
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  11. Place pasta in serving dish, top with chicken and sauce. Serve hot with freshly baked garlic bread or homemade Garlic Knots.
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