Slim & Saucy Healthy Chicken Marsala Recipe

Are you looking for a healthy version of chicken marsala that’s low in fat and high in flavor?

If you like chicken marsala, I think you’re going to love this slimmed down slim and saucy healthy chicken marsala. It’s simple, healthy and delicious! (But don’t tell anyone it’s better for them. Let it be your little secret and no one will be the wiser!)

I’m always on the lookout for tasty healthy ways to prepare boneless skinless chicken breasts – one of my favorite go to ingredients. And this healthy chicken marsala certainly fits the bill. It’s great when you want a gourmet style dinner that can be ready in 30 minutes or less.

Healthy Chicken Marsala

Healthy Chicken Marsala

As soon as I spotted it in my  Weight Watchers Comfort Classics : 150 Favorite Home-Style Dishes cookbook, I thought it would be a winner. And I was right! But as with most recipes, I made a few changes based on the ingredients I had on hand.

We enjoyed this great easy healthy chicken marsala last night with skinny buttermilk mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach. Everyone loved it. Enjoy!

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Slim & Saucy Healthy Chicken Marsala
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A healthy and delicious way to enjoy boneless skinless chicken breasts that's as delicious as a restaurant meal and ready in just 20 minutes, this slim and saucy healthy chicken marsala is a keeper.
Recipe type: Chicken
Serves: 4
  • 4 (5 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 16 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup dry Marsala wine
  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  1. Pound the chicken breasts to an even ½-inch thickness and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of the salt, ¼ teaspoon of the dried thyme and the pepper.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches if necessary, add the chicken (but don't overcrowd the pan) and cook until browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove from the pan and place on a plate.
  4. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil in the skillet. Add the mushrooms and remaining salt and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are slightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add the shallots and cook, stirring often until the shallots start to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and stir for another minute.
  6. Add the marsala and broth and cook until the sauce thickens a little, about 1 minute. Add the chicken back to the skillet and cook until heated through, about 2 more minutes.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional estimates per serving (1 chicken breast and about ½ cup mushrooms): 250 calories, 7 g fat, 8 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein, *6 Weight Watchers Points Plus Values

I used mushroom broth instead of chicken broth and thought it was delicious.

Although, this recipe is called "saucy" I would have liked even more sauce, so the next time I make it, I'm going to increase the marsala and broth to ¾ cups each. I'll also sprinkle it with a little fresh chopped parsley before serving.

Source: Adapted from  Weight Watchers Comfort Classics : 150 Favorite Home-Style Dishes

*PointsPlus® for lighter healthier chicken masalas calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

If you liked this recipe for healthy chicken marsala, here are a few more of my favorite Weight Watchers friendly chicken recipes you might like:

Easy Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan
Grilled Ginger Lime Chicken
Spicy Grilled Chicken Thighs

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  1. Carly says

    This was my first time ever making Chicken Marsala and it did not disappoint!! This was delicious! I can’t wait to make it again. Thank you for a great, easy recipe.

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