I followed this recipe exactly and found the sauce to be lacking in flavor. I had to really work with the sauce to add some more flavor to it. By the time I was finished with the sauce, it was just okay. I would not used this recipe again. There are much better chicken marsala recipes out there.
Saucy Chicken Marsala
IslandExpat Posted: 12/31/13
steponme Posted: 10/02/13
Didn't, have the dried porcini mushrooms, used a little more shiitake and button mushrooms to make up for them, also used a little extra stock since I didn't have the porcini soaking liquid and I forgot to add the basil at the end; with those changes it was still fantastic, definitely company worthy. Served with Parmesan Polenta and CL Roasted Asparagus w/ Browned butter and balsamic; divine meal ;-).
TaviHall Posted: 01/15/14
Way too bland and flavorless.
daneanp Posted: 04/10/14
This was delicious and I only made one adjustment to get it to turn out just right. I combined the wine and the chicken stock and added the 2 Tablespoons of flour into that, mixing with a whisk. I added that to the mushroom mixture and then only about 1/8 - 1/4 cup of the reserved porcini juice instead of the entire amount. It thickened up perfectly and was the correct consistency after just a few minutes of simmering. I then added the chicken back in, and warmed the breasts for 2 minutes. There was plenty of sauce. Using fresh herbs is essential. Served with mushroom risotto and roasted asparagus. A very elegant meal that wouldn't hesitate to serve to guests. My only minor complaint is that it is a tiny bit time consuming for a weeknight meal.
Bashley Posted: 10/05/13
Very good recipe. The porcini mushrooms and reserved liquid were impressive. Served with mashed potatoes for the sauce and that turned out well. Some fresh green beans made a nice dinner. I did use a bit less garlic and I'm glad I did.
sohacomom Posted: 12/23/13
This was quite excellent! Loved the flavors of the sauce and wish I could have absorbed more of it. Only had leg quarters on hand but would be easier with boneless skinless chicken. I could easily serve to guests. We had this with a Pinot instead of Marsala and was very flavorful.
Bunster Posted: 01/17/14
I must defend this recipe--it was really good, excellent I'd say, but you've got to cook down the broth and wine at the end--the recipe does not specify for this. I cooked it about 20 min after adding all the broths and marsala, and added a tsp of corn starch to help it thicken--I was pretty impressed, savory with a hint of sweet. I served it with polenta. Also I halved two chicken breasts, which made it easier to pound out and saved on calories.
bjw2309 Posted: 10/07/13
Excellent recipe. I will definitely be making this again.
Npd107 Posted: 01/15/14
Sauce wasn't very tasty. Wouldn't make it again.
MarziDotz Posted: 10/29/13
Great flavors. It made a simple chicken meal very festive. The only criticism- the portion size is too large. 4 oz piece of chicken is better
fskristin Posted: 02/05/14
This recipe is completely bland and tasteless. The sauce is watery and useless. If you make this, I would suggest cutting the porcini water in half or consider omitting it from the sauce completely. The cooking method for the chicken is fine and there are lots of mushrooms, which is great, but the sauce....its just there. We had to salt this to be able to eat it and that clearly reduces the health benefits of a Cooking Light recipe.
AKHeyHey Posted: 09/25/13
This was excellent! Great flavor, I wasn't able to use all the fancy mushrooms so I just used regular white mushrooms. It turned out very flavorful. Adding the different mushrooms would definitely give it an even better taste! I will be making this often! The Marsala wine is the kicker! It gives it such a boost a tang! I love it, I was afraid of cooking with wine with the kids, thinking they wouldnt like the sour taste, but not so! It doesnt taste winey! It tastes magical! haha, ENJOY!
Newtubaboy Posted: 11/04/13
This was the worst cooking light recipe I've ever made. There was no marsala flavor as there was only 2/3 of a cup compared to 2+ cups of other broth. The porchini added a nice flavor, but overall I was really disappointed with this one.