This is definitely a superior recipe than Olive Garden's. I almost followed the recipe exactly except that I noticed prior to preparing the ingredients there was no thickener in the sauce portion of the ingredients list. The absence of a thickener for the sauce undoubtedly will result in a runny watery sauce. I mixed 4 tablespoons of cooking Marsala wine into a heaping tablespoon of starch, cut the heat from the simmering sauce and allow to cool down about 1-2 minutes and add the starch mix to the sauce while stirring. The recipe is now perfected!
Everything was awesome. Few things to note, when putting stuffing mix into a bowl mix by hand until like a paste. Now the sauce uses 24oz. Of wine , an entire bottle. It takes a while to reduce to half so don't be nervous, its not thick but tasty, if you want it thicker allow it to boil down more.
Haven't tried the chicken marsala at Olive Garden but this recipe is to DIE for! We used a shallot and a bit of onion, Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and 2 cups of chicken stock + 1 Cup of the marsala. Had to add cornstarch water to sauce since it was still too liquidy. We also sprinkled salt and garlic powder into the sauce for a bit more flavor. There was just a bit of cheese mixture left after stuffing so we sprinkled the leftover onto breasts before putting into oven. The 6 large breasts took about 45 minutes to cook through so we cooked them uncovered the first 25 minutes and then covered with foil and cooked the last 20 minutes. We didn't pound the chicken down thin so maybe this is why it took so long to cook. Anyway we were blown away with how fantastic it was!!! Thanks for submitting this!
The the stuffed chicken was awesome but the sauce was horrible. Next time I make this I will make the sauce with chicken broth and just add a little bit of wine. I will also use acorn starch to thicken it up a little. The sauce on this was NOT GOOD at all.
I used the 24 oz. of marsala wine in this recipe. I found the marsala to be much sweeter tasting than Olive Garden's. I wonder if maybe they use a different wine along with the marsala. Not near as good tasting as Olive Garden's and I followed the recipe to a T.
Wonderful recipe!! Better than Olive Garden!
TAKE NOTE**** this is no where near "Olive Garden" recipe! Sorry- I'm a big fan of this dish at Olive Garden and it is nothing the same #1 Baker. I'm a HUGE recipe hunter trial cook, I was initially very excited to try, however, to me, it's certainly missing flavours of chicken stock, rosemary and perhaps peppercorns. It is a shame to titled this recipe under this name, pretty fraudulent promotion, but I guess this is what you get with the internet!!
I followed the recipe exactly except I used half and half instead of cream. Absolutely delicious! Will definitely make this again. Thanks for posting.
we added more mushrooms, 1 1/3 cup more marsala wine, and 1 2/3 cup chicken broth, and corn starch to thicken also used string to hold chicken closed REALLY GOOD the stuffing would make awsome garlic bread topping
I always get this at the Olive garden! The recipe is great! My husband had never had chicken Marsala and loved this. Great over mashed potatoes. It is a very time consuming dish to make but worth it! Loved the cheese stuffing the most! I will be making this again.