I love chicken Marsala sauce, but I am not a fan of the soggy chicken that usually goes along with it. This recipe is my interpretation of chicken Marsala. One taste and you will never go back to the Old World version. Serve over bow-tie pasta or canned white potatoes.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Stuffed Chicken:

Marsala Sauce:


  • Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Pound lightly with the smooth side of a meat mallet. Cut a pocket into each chicken breast.

  • Rub 2 garlic cloves over chicken breast. Season chicken inside and out with salt, pepper, thyme, basil, and parsley. Stuff pockets with spinach, fontana cheese, and prosciutto.

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  • Beat 2 eggs in a bowl. Pour bread crumbs into a shallow bowl.

  • Dip stuffed chicken into eggs. Dredge in bread crumbs until coated.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook breaded chicken until browned, about 6 minutes per side.

  • Transfer chicken to a baking sheet. Sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese over chicken; drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 10 to 20 minutes.

  • Cook and stir 2 garlic cloves in the same skillet used to brown chicken for 1 to 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Pour in Marsala wine; simmer until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken stock.

  • Stir butter and flour into the skillet until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Serve sauce over chicken.

Cook's Note:

Substitute poultry seasoning for the seasoning in step 1 if desired.

Nutrition Facts

604 calories; 28 g total fat; 177 mg cholesterol; 1519 mg sodium. 36.8 g carbohydrates; 45.8 g protein; Full Nutrition