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Serving: 1/4 recipe (228 grams)
Servings per recipe: 4
Calories: 276 (66 from fat)
Fat: 7 grams (1 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Cholesterol: 91 milligram
Sodium: 323 milligrams
Total carbohydrate: 11 grams (0 fiber, 3 sugar)
Protein: 32 grams

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Chicken marsala

Want flavor without lots of salt and fat? Try this dish. It has a delicious sauce of wine, lemon juice and mushrooms.


1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup flour
4 (5 ounce) chicken breasts, boned, skinless
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup Marsala wine
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 lemon, juice only
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Mix together pepper, salt and flour. Coat chicken with seasoned flour.
  2. In heavy-bottomed skillet, heat oil. Place chicken breasts in skillet and brown on both sides, then remove and set aside.
  3. To skillet, add wine and stir until heated. Add lemon juice, stock and mushrooms. Stir, reduce heat, and cook for about 10 minutes, until sauce is partially reduced.
  4. Return browned chicken breasts to skillet. Spoon sauce over chicken.
  5. Cover and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes or until chicken is done.
  6. For one serving, scoop 1/3 cup sauce over one chicken breast. Garnish with chopped parsley.


Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

First published: 04/24/2008
Last updated: 05/18/2012

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department