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Spicy Chicken Marsala Recipe

Spicy Chicken Marsala

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"Spicy chicken Marsala will make your guests beg for more. Juicy chicken breasts simmer slowly in Marsala wine with fire-roasted tomatoes."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 50 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat until very hot. Pour in the vegetable oil, tilt skillet to coat with oil, and place chicken breast halves into the hot skillet. Cook the chicken breasts until browned on each side, about 8 minutes per side.
  2. Increase heat under skillet to medium-high, then stir in bacon, shallots, and green onions. Cook and stir until bacon begins to crisp, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in garlic until fragrant, then add fire-roasted tomatoes, Marsala wine, chicken bouillon cubes, and rosemary. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low; simmer for about 1 hour.
  4. Stir half-and-half and Parmesan cheese into the sauce over medium heat. Continue to cook until cheese melts, about 10 minutes. Remove skillet from heat, and allow the chicken and sauce to rest while cooking the pasta.
  5. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the spaghetti and return to a boil. Cook until the pasta has cooked through but is still slightly firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well.
  6. Transfer cooked spaghetti to a serving platter and serve topped with chicken breasts and sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 29, 2012

Very Good! Changed up the recipe just a bit... added fresh mushrooms and cut the parmesan cheese in half. This will be a make again recipe at our house!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 07, 2012

This was super salty. I'm new at cooking and I couldn't eat it.


7 Ratings

Apr 10, 2012

made it for the first time, and liked it very much. I would advise heating the cream in a seperate pan bring it to a mid boil then adding the parm slowly blending it together before adding it to the marsala. this way the cheese is smoother. also the mushrooms are a must.

May 05, 2014

This was tasty, but there are a few things that I would do differently in the future. First, if you’re browning boneless chicken breasts for 8 mins/side (total of 16 mins), you really do not have to then simmer it for one hour. That much time actually changes the texture of the chicken breast, making it a little stringy and dry. I would cut back that time DRAMATICALLY. Also, the sauce is sooooo good on its own that I will skip the half-and-half and parmesan in the future, and just serve the chicken with the rich tomato-marsala sauce. You’ll save a lot of calories and fat by eliminating that parmesan sauce (2 cups is way too much parmesan), and I think the dish would have MUCH better presentation without it. I don’t think that the parmesan sauce added much flavor, and it really didn’t develop into a smooth and creamy sauce. As I always do, I try to make a recipe as written the first time, and the only thing I did differently was add some mushrooms, they're an important and traditional ingredient for chicken marsala. This is quite a different combo of ingredients, and I will make this again, but with the modifications mentioned above. One final comment, the recipe name is a bit of a misnomer because there really isn't anything in it that makes it spicy.

Mar 05, 2012

Great recipe and will make it for the family again. I would recommned adding less parmesan cheese. 2 cups of cheese for 6 servings was too much for the family. I will try serving the cheese on the side the next time.

Mar 27, 2012

I have made this recipe twice and my boy-friend loved it so much he had me make it for his mother. She loved it just as much. There was nothing I would change. Mind you I am not a great cook. I recommend this for anyone. We loved it.

Jun 02, 2012

I enjoyed this, the family was not as impressed. I followed the recipe exactly except for cutting down on the Parmesan cheese. It is very salty though probably doe to the bacon, bouillon, cheese and maybe the tomatoes. Next time, I will look for ways to cut down on the salt.


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  • Calories
  • 753 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 69.9 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 25 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 48.4 g
  • 97%
  • Sodium
  • 1595 mg
  • 64%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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