Chicken Marsala Penne Pasta

Chicken Marsala Penne Pasta
Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package fresh mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¾ cup Marsala cooking wine
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1lb penne pasta
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • ½ cup fresh Italian parsley (chopped)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet. Cook chicken, turning once until browned on both sides and fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees). Transfer to a plate and allow the chicken to cool. Once the chicken has cooled slice it into strips.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet, add garlic, mushrooms and onions. Cook until the onions are almost tender (about 5 minutes). Add Marsala wine, chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the sauce is thickened. Add cooked chicken slices to the pan.
  3. When the noodles are done cooking, drain and toss them with 3 tablespoons of butter. Dump noodles into a serving dish. Add the mushroom, chicken, and marsala sauce mixture and ½ cup of parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Toss until well combined. Serve with parmesan cheese and chopped Italian parsley.

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