What a delightful chicken dish. This is easy enough to prepare on a weeknight, but elegant enough to serve to company. I used cherry-flavored Craisins and served with Trader Joe's Harvest Grains Blend, cardamom carrots, and roasted onions with balsamic. Will be making this often...delicious!
Chicken in Cherry Marsala Sauce
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 297
- Calories from fat: 16%
- Fat: 5.4g
- Saturated fat: 1.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.6g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
- Protein: 40.5g
- Carbohydrate: 13.7g
- Fiber: 1.1g
- Cholesterol: 101mg
- Iron: 2.1mg
- Sodium: 464mg
- Calcium: 33mg
- 1/3 cup dried cherries
- 1/3 cup Marsala
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- Combine cherries and Marsala in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high for 45 seconds, and set aside.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover and keep warm.
- Add butter to pan, and cook until butter melts. Add shallots and thyme; sauté 1 minute or until tender. Stir in broth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add cherry mixture, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thick. Serve chicken with sauce.
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