Chicken Marsala is a classic Italian dish rich in history and flavor.
Find a recipe for healthy chicken Marsala sauce and recommended flavor pairings. Also discover how to receive to a low-calorie chicken Marsala straight to your door (no meal prep required)!
Chicken Marsala’s History
There is often confusion on whether or not chicken Marsala is Italian, though its roots stem from Sicily.
Imported from Sicily and made from local grapes, Marsala is Italy's most famous fortified wine. Marsala wine is frequently used to cook risotto, make desserts like tiramisu and shortcake, and of course, used for chicken Marsala.
A typical Marsala sauce involves reducing the wine to a syrup with onions or shallots, then adding mushrooms and herbs. Marsala sauces have a rich, smoky flavor that compliments chicken cutlets perfectly.
Chicken Marsala is often Americanized in Italian restaurants and homes nationwide. While traditionally served without pasta, the American-Italian version often sits alongside a bed of noodles.
Healthy Chicken Marsala Sauce Recipe
Makes 9, ¼ cup servings
Nutrition per serving: 1 gram protein, 2 grams of net carbohydrate
• 1 tablespoons olive oil
• ¼ cup white onion, diced
• 1 clove garlic, chopped
• ½ pound mushrooms, washed and sliced
• 1 tablespoon flour
• ¼ cup Marsala wine
• ¾ cup low sodium beef stock (can also sub with chicken stock)
• Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Add olive oil to a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat. When heated, add onions and garlic and cook until onions become translucent.
2. Add the mushrooms and sauté until tender.
3. Add flour and cook for about 1 minute then deglaze the pan with Marsala wine.
4. Add the beef stock and cook until thickened.
5. Top onto simple baked chicken cutlets.
Recommended Flavor Pairings
Wondering what to have with chicken Marsala? We have you covered! Nutrition pairings for chicken Marsala include:
• Grilled asparagus
• Steamed broccoli
• Roasted potatoes
• Sautéed green beans
• Al dente pasta noodles
Our chef’s version of chicken Marsala is a flawlessly delicious and healthy alternative to the Italian favorite! The classic Italian dish is all the delicious without overdoing the indulgent portions.
Chicken breast halves are marinated in a savory mixture of Marsala, olive oil, mushrooms, and spices. The flavorful Marsala is paired with herbed brown and wild rice, as well as toothsome sweet honey roasted carrots.
The whole dinner contains around 300 calories. Truly, the result is a flavorful Italian dish that is both tasty and nutritious!