Sunday, March 18, 2012

Giada's Chicken Marsala

Giada's chicken marsala takes an interesting twist with mustard and mascarpone. I actually prefer this recipe a the traditional chicken marsala. It's easy and quick enough to make on a weeknight so it's definitely in my rotation of dinners. I serve it over noodles with garlic bread on the side.

A chicken dish that photographs well? A first for me.

 Season both sides with salt and pepper, then saute in olive oil.

Saute mushrooms, garlic and onions.

Add marsala, mustard and marscapone.

 Serve over noodles, make sure to spoon plenty of sauce over the top. It's the best part.

Sprinkle with parsley. Enjoy!

Chicken with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce

by Giada De Laurentiis


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, each breast cut crosswise into 3 pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup dry Marsala wine
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves, plus whole sprigs, for garnish
  • 12 ounces dried fettuccine


Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and cook just until brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cool slightly.
While the chicken cools, melt 2 tablespoons of butter to the same skillet over medium-high heat, then add the onion and saute until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic and saute until the mushrooms are tender and the juices evaporate, about 12 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until it is reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Stir in the mascarpone and mustard. Cut the chicken breasts crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the skillet. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat until the chicken is just cooked through and the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in the chopped parsley. Season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook until al dente, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain. Toss the fettuccine with 3 tablespoons of butter and season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Swirl the fettuccine onto serving plates. Spoon the chicken mixture over top. Garnish with parsley sprigs and serve.

Have you ever had chicken marsala?


  1. I can see why this dish would be on your weeknight rotation. Looks delicious.


  2. Marsala is one of my favorite "boozes" to flavor my savory dishes. This is also one of my favorite meals-- so comforting and good. You did a great job.

  3. I haven't made this in ages. You've inspired me. This is a really nice recipe and I'll have togive it a try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary