Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta

Monday, August 12, 2013


  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts; cut into bite sized pieces
  • 10-12 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup Marsala cooking wine
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 pound dry whole wheat penne pasta + water for cooking
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese + more for serving
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • minced, chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet until foaming. Cook chicken until lightly browned. Transfer to plate when done.
  2. Boil water and cook rigatoni according to the directions.
  3. Melt additional 1 tablespoon of butter in skillet, add garlic, mushrooms and onion and cook for about 6 minutes. Add cooked chicken back into the skillet. Add the Marsala and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer until sauce is is slightly thickened.
  4. Drain rigatoni and reserve ½ cup cooking water. Return the rigatoni to the pot. Add the mushrooms and chicken mixture and ½ cup of Parmesan cheese and cook until the pasta has absorbed some of the sauce, about 1 minute, adding the reserved cooking water as needed.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve with additional Parmesan cheese and a garnish of chopped parsley.

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