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20 Chicken Marsala Recipes That You Just Have to Try

Who says chicken has to be boring? Breathe new life into this staple fitness food with these 20 tasty chicken marsala recipes…

Chicken and rice.

Chicken and veggies.

Chicken and potatoes.

And maybe if you’re feeling inspired, a chicken fajita.

If that menu is all too familiar to you, then it’s time to broaden your horizons, and these chicken marsala recipes are a great place to start.

This classic Italian-American dish is usually lighter than most Italian fare, but with the right ingredient substitutions you can cut the fat and calories even further without sacrificing much in the way of deliciousness.

For example, the Chicken Marsala with Spaghetti Squash is a delicious, macro-friendly recipe that uses spaghetti squash as a lower calorie alternative to pasta; the Chicken with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce is perfect for when you have some extra calories to throw around; and the Balsamic Chicken Marsala is a simple way to turn a few ingredients into something tasty.

So, whether you want a healthy option to satisfy your cravings for comfort food or a tasty way to prep a lot of meat, one of these chicken recipes is sure to satisfy.

Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Chicken Marsala

Serves 4

Although it seems like an entrée of chicken and sauce wouldn’t have wheat in it, the ingredient used to thicken that sauce might be flour. Luckily there are other techniques, so you can make dinner from scratch without worrying about substitutions. This healthy recipe for chicken marsala uses almond flour instead. And that can double as the coating for the chicken breasts too.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

379

Calories

31 g

Protein

7 g

Carbs

20 g

Fat

Ingredients

2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 oz. each)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1/2 cup almond flour, divided

1 tsp. garlic powder

2 Tbsp. salted butter, divided

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups sliced mushrooms

1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes

1/3 cup low-fat low-sodium chicken broth

3/4 cup Marsala wine

1 Tbsp. chopped oregano

2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (plus more for garnish)

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Stuffed Chicken Marsala

Serves 6

This copycat Olive Garden chicken marsala recipe is pretty close to the original, including in terms of the macros. If you want it to be leaner, use part-skim cheeses and low-fat sour cream for the stuffing. But even though this chicken marsala isn’t a low-fat meal, it’s packing tons of protein. And this homemade version has half the carbs of the original Olive Garden recipe.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

687

Calories

74 g

Protein

21 g

Carbs

34 g

Fat

Ingredients

Cheese Stuffing:

1 cup (about 4 oz.) smoked shredded provolone (or gouda)

1 1/2 cups (about 6 oz.) shredded mozzarella

1/2 cup (about 2 oz.) grated Parmesan

1/2 cup breadcrumbs (panko or regular)

3 cloves garlic, minced

5 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, rinsed, patted dry, chopped

3 green onions, finely chopped

3/4 cup sour cream

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Chicken:

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 oz. each)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 Tbsp. butter

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 small containers (16 oz.) button mushrooms, thinly sliced

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 cup white grape juice

1 1/2 cups beef broth

1/2 cup heavy cream

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Chicken Marsala with Spaghetti Squash

Serves 6

The best chicken marsala recipe doesn’t require a lot of fat or even carbs. This one maximizes protein and fills you up while keeping calories in check. But even if you make a low-carb chicken marsala, what do you serve it with? For this dish, the starchy pasta or rice is replaced with spaghetti squash. And both parts of this chicken marsala can be prepared in a pressure cooker.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

356

Calories

51 g

Protein

14 g

Carbs

8 g

Fat

Ingredients

2 lbs. boneless chicken breast (or thighs)

1 tsp. coconut oil

2 cloves minced garlic

1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms

1 cup Marsala cooking wine

1/2 cup chicken stock

3 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin (or cornstarch)

1 large spaghetti squash

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Fresh basil, for garnish

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Classic Chicken Marsala

Serves 6

For a no-nonsense chicken marsala like this, you only need a few key ingredients. This quick version skips the breadcrumbs, so the chicken is only dredged in flour. Then the marsala sauce has all the staples. That’s mushrooms, butter, garlic, cream, chicken broth, and of course the Italian wine.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

431

Calories

37 g

Protein

19 g

Carbs

20 g

Fat

Ingredients

Chicken:

1 cup all-purpose flour, divided

1 tsp. salt

4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 oz. each)

3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Marsala Sauce:

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, as needed

1 pint (8 oz.) cremini mushrooms, quartered

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 cup dry Marsala wine

3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup heavy cream

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Easy Creamy Chicken Marsala

Serves 4

If you’re going for high protein and big flavor in a chicken marsala, this is a must-try. Sure, there’s mushrooms and wine, but the real star here is prosciutto. And instead of thickening the sauce with flour or cornstarch, this one uses heavy cream, which is worth using when you want to enjoy a decadent dinner for date night.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

432

Calories

71 g

Protein

8 g

Carbs

21 g

Fat

Ingredients

4 small chicken breasts

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Garlic powder to taste

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 container (8 oz.) mushrooms

1/2 cup Marsala wine

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 cup heavy whipping cream

4 slices prosciutto, chopped

Fresh parsley (optional garnish)

Fresh thyme (optional garnish)

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Chicken Marsala Crescent Ring

Serves 8

How can you take chicken marsala on the go? Bake it in a refrigerated crescent dough, and you can wrap the slices in foil to take to work for lunch. The result is better than a hot pocket, and it can be a smart way to repurpose leftovers. You can make this one whether you have the chicken marsala recipe prepared already or not. If you’re making the filling, it’ll come together quickly on a stove when you use diced, cooked chicken.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

297

Calories

10 g

Protein

25 g

Carbs

17 g

Fat

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. butter

2 tsp. cornstarch

1/2 cup Marsala wine (or dry sherry)

1/4 cup milk

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. seasoned salt

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 cup cooked chicken, diced

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 green onion, thinly sliced

2 packages (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent roll dough

1/2 cup (about 2 oz.) shredded mozzarella

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Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta

Serves 5

Chicken marsala is a popular one-pot dish. But if you’re serving it with pasta or rice, you’ll have to use a second pot to boil the water. For those who don’t want to do extra dishes, this recipe for chicken marsala has it all worked out. The pasta can be cooked right in the sauce as it thickens on the stove, and once it’s al dente, Parmesan cheese and heavy cream are stirred in before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

746

Calories

64 g

Protein

54 g

Carbs

23 g

Fat

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed

3/4 lb. cremini mushrooms, sliced

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp. oil

3 Tbsp. butter

3 cloves garlic, minced

4 oz. prosciutto, sliced

4 cups chicken broth (plus more as needed)

1 1/2 cups Marsala wine

12 oz. pasta

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1/4 cup (about 1 oz.) grated Parmesan

1/4 cup heavy cream

Fresh parsley, for garnish

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Chicken Marsala Pizza

Serves 4

Most pizza parlors won’t have chicken marsala on the menu. But it’s worth making at home, especially since you can upgrade your usual chicken and mushroom pizza. This one has the delectable wine sauce instead of marinara. And you can add these toppings to any crust. Try a Parmesan cauliflower pizza crust, and this chicken pizza will have more protein than carbs – that’s 25 grams for a 500-calorie serving.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

351

Calories

13 g

Protein

19 g

Carbs

20 g

Fat

Ingredients

4 chicken tenders

1/2 white onion (or 2 shallots)

2 Tbsp. butter

1 cup Marsala wine

1 cup mushrooms, chopped

1–2 Tbsp. fresh thyme

Pizza dough of choice

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Low-Carb Chicken Marsala

Serves 4

This quick chicken skillet only requires a few ingredients. What’s left out to make this a pared-down chicken marsala recipe are mostly the calories from heavy cream, but the sauce has mushrooms, broth, and butter so you’re not sacrificing flavor. The best part is you can also leave behind the stress of cooking a weeknight dinner. This six-ingredient chicken marsala will be ready in about a half hour.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

332

Calories

29 g

Protein

8 g

Carbs

19 g

Fat

Ingredients

4 medium chicken breasts

10 oz. Portobello mushrooms, sliced

1/2 cup Marsala cooking wine

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 Tbsp. arrowroot powder

1/4 cup butter

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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