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5 from 3 votes

Herb & Almond Crusted Chicken Marsala

Comfort food without all the calories! Simple and delicious Herb & Almond Crusted Marsala will change your life... well, it changed mine anyway! Make if for dinner, you will thank me. 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Louise


  • 1 lb Chicken Breast Boneless, Skinless
  • .25 cup almonds chopped
  • 1 egg
  • .25 cup basil chopped
  • .125 cup parsley chopped
  • .5 Tbsp rosemary chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt divided
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter
  • 1.5 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • ½ sweet onion
  • .5 cup Marsala Wine
  • cup chicken stock
  • 1 ounce Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp heavy whipping cream


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Scramble the egg in a shallow bowl or dish. 
  • Crush Almonds until they are a coarse texture. Chop herbs and add to almonds. Add ½ tsp salt and mix well. 
  • Trim Chicken. Cut in half through the middle (see post for details) and cut into 4 equal servings. Dip the chicken in the egg making sure to get both sides and dredge in the almond mixture
  • Heat 2 Tbsp Olive oil and 1 Tbsp Butter in a non stick skillet. Turn heat on medium and when the oil/butter is very hot, but not burning, place chicken in pan. Allow to cook about 2 minutes and flip. Cook another 2 minutes. Remove from pan and place on baking sheet in preheated oven for 10 minutes
  • Slice mushrooms. Add 1 Tbsp butter and ½ Tbsp olive oil to saute pan and heat on medium. Add sliced mushrooms in a single layer. Cook until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes), flip and cook an additional minute. 
  • Slice onion and add to pan. Add Marsala wine and chicken stock. Cook over medium low heat until liquid has reduced by half. This takes 5-7 minutes. 
  • When chicken is done, remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes
  • Add heavy cream and grate Monterey Jack cheese into pan. Stir until cheese has melted and sauce thickens. 
  • Plate chicken and spoon mushroom sauce on top. Serve & Enjoy. 


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 767mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 1.7mg