Chicken Marsala Without the Mess!

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

I love Chicken Marsala but my stove is a disaster after sauteeing the chicken. In addition, the regular recipe is incredibly high in fat. So I developed this recipe which is extremely tasty but without all the mess! I like to use chicken "tenders", which are the tenderloin of the chicken breast, but if you can't find them, feel free to use a thin-sliced chicken breast.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start by making marsala sauce. Heat butter in saute pan; add mushrooms, garlic and shallot. Saute 5 minutes until mushrooms are done.
  2. Stir marsala into mushrooms and stir up any browned bits; simmer and reduce marsala by half.
  3. Separately, whisk cornstarch into a bit of the chicken broth until smooth; add remaining chicken broth. Pour this into reduced marsala and bring to boil; simmer 2-3 minutes to thicken sauce. Turn off heat and cover pan.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat grill to high heat.
  5. Toss raw chicken tenders with olive oil, salt and pepper (Note: if you are using regular size chicken breasts, cut them in half to make two long portions). Place chicken on hot grill and cook only 1-2 minutes each side.
  6. Place grilled chicken into marsala-mushroom sauce. Allow to simmer several minutes until chicken is cooked through and sauce is thickened.
  7. **If you are making this meal for company, feel free to make ahead to this point. Then right before serving time, reheat it while you cook the pasta.
  8. Serve chicken over cooked pasta; garnish with parsley.
Most Helpful

5 5

What a easy recipe for a classic dish. Instant family hit! Easy and flavorful are the best meals! Thank you for sharing.

5 5

Very tasty. I used breasts that were quite large so I cut them into thirds. I used half white wine with the marsala. My family gobbled these up and I see another favourite added to our cookbook! Cheers!

5 5

This is a very flavorful dish and very simple to make. I used all Chardonnay wine because I didn't have marsala, but it tasted delicious. I added a little more chicken broth than the recipe states, but that is the only change. I also used chicken breast tenders and they came out fork-tender after simmering in the sauce. I love grilling the chicken first, too. It was not messy at all!