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Olive Garden Stuffed Chicken Marsala

This Stuffed Chicken Marsala Recipe from Olive Garden is easy to make at home with the exact recipe from the restaurant itself!

close up view of stuffed chicken marsala topped with a marsala mushroom sauce and fresh parsley.

Guys, get ready to bring the Olive Garden restaurant right to your kitchen. This recipe tastes a bit of time, but the taste is spot on to the restaurant version.

Not to mention, this makes a great freezer food. -See below for my recommendations on that.

Marsala Substitutes

  • Madeira Wine
  • Dry Sherry (not cooking sherry.) or, 1/2 Dry Sherry 1/2 Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine + 1 teaspoon Brandy *

Storage

Refrigerator

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezer

Option #1: Prepare a batch of stuffing and freeze it for when you’d like to stuff chicken (or pork chops), in the future. Let it defrost in the fridge overnight or on the defrost setting in the microwave.

Option #2: Freeze the cooked/stuffed chicken in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let it defrost in the fridge overnight and bake covered in a 350° oven for 30 minutes.

What to Serve it with

 

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Olive Garden Stuffed Chicken Marsala

4.95 from 20 ratings
This Stuffed Chicken Marsala Recipe from Olive Garden is easy to make at home with the exact recipe from the restaurant itself!

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • ½ cup olive oil

Stuffing

  • ½ cup smoked shredded cheese, provolone or gouda
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup Plain breadcrumbs, Can sub panko
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, patted dry and roughly chopped
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup sour cream

Sauce

  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into strings
  • 4 cups Dry Marsala Wine
  • 8 oz. heavy cream
  • 12 oz. button mushrooms, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Combine all stuffing ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butterfly the chicken by slicing the side of the thickest part of each chicken breast to create 2 lobes.
  • Lay the chicken down, covering the top with plastic wrap. Pound it gently until it’s thinned to 1/4 - 1/2 inches thick.
  • Fill each of the chicken breasts with the stuffing, try not to over-stuff, you may have some leftover stuffing. Coat the outside of each chicken breast with salt, pepper, and then the flour.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Place each chicken inside of the skillet and cook until each side is a nice golden-brown color.
  • Remove the chicken and place it in a baking dish. Bake it for 15-20 minutes, or until the inside is cooked through.
  • Within the skillet where the chicken cooked, add the onions and scrape up the chicken drippings, letting the onions cook in them for about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and continue to Sautee until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pan by adding the wine and bringing it to a light bubble. You’ll want the wine to reduce by half. As you continue to cook the sauce and as the onions caramelize, the sauce will continue to get more and more brown and delicious.
  • Temper the heavy cream by heating it in the microwave for 20 seconds. Slowly pour it into the pan and bring it to a light bubble, reduce the heat to low and heat for 5 more minutes, then remove it from heat.
  • Once the sauce is rich and brown, serve it over the chicken and with mashed potatoes!

Notes

The original Olive Garden recipe calls for 2 chicken breasts. i increased this to 4 as there is too much sauce and stuffing for just 2. You could even stretch it to make 5 or 6 chicken breasts.

Storage

Refrigerator
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Freezer
Option #1: Prepare a batch of stuffing and freeze it for when you'd like to stuff chicken (or pork chops), in the future. Let it defrost in the fridge overnight or on the defrost setting in the microwave.
Option #2: Freeze the cooked/stuffed chicken in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let it defrost in the fridge overnight and bake covered in a 350° oven for 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 1424kcal, Carbohydrates: 78g, Protein: 61g, Fat: 69g, Saturated Fat: 28g, Cholesterol: 215mg, Sodium: 1041mg, Potassium: 1227mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 1725IU, Vitamin C: 7.8mg, Calcium: 946mg, Iron: 4.2mg
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Source: Olive Garden & Wine.Lovetoknow.Com

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67 comments on “Olive Garden Stuffed Chicken Marsala”

  1. Can I use chicken broth instead of the wine

    • You could, but it won’t taste like chicken marsala.

      For a non-alcoholic Substitute: You could try 1/4 cup of white grape juice + 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract + 2 Tablespoons Sherry vinegar.

  2. That looks great I have got to try that looks good & simple.

    110 present rating

  3. 4 cups of Masala? … thats nearly a bottleful ….. I think 1 cup will be enough ?

    • Hi Alan. I’ve always followed the instructions as written but if you’re going to use less, I might use two cups instead of using a fourth of what it calls for, just in case! 🙂 -Stephanie

  4. This was good and I’ll make it again.  Wondering what I can do with leftover stuffing.  I have quite a bit left.

  5. Are the breadcrumbs the unseasoned packaged kind, or fresh?

  6. So good made it for my husband for our anniversary. Chicken Marsala is is favorite dish he proposed all over again lol.

  7. How do you make the sauce have less of a wine flavor?

    I messed up on my previous question. 

    • Hey Luz! I would consider using slightly less Marsala and I would also try cooking it longer to allow the wine flavor to cook off. You could also try one of the non-alcoholic wine substitutes outlined in the post! 🙂 I hope that helps! -Stephanie

  8. I am most definitely going to make this because like u Olive Garden is my favorite place for dinner but was wondering since it makes so much stuffing how would it be with the double chicken breast?

    • Hi Diane, the original Olive Garden recipe calls for 2 chicken breasts. I increased this to 4 in the recipe card, so it’s already being doubled:)

  9. Hi!
    Can you substitute the provolone cheese with Swiss.

  10. Great recipe and tasted delicious…one question though…u say to take 1/4 of the stuffing and fill chicken breast…but fail to say what to do with the other 3/4 of stuffing you have left…For that reason I actually took the majority of the stuffing and put it in chicken and used the rest in the sauce…

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