Carrabba's Chicken Marsala

Carrabba's Chicken Marsala Recipe

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Lynn Dine


I searched for this recipe on-line. I found a link to it from a Knoxsville, TN news station that Carrabba's Italian Grill was the presenter for chicken marsala and watched the video of them making this in the news station. It includes the spices for the chicken before grilling and is a scaled back version of what they use in the restaurant. Update: I always use 8 oz. fresh mushrooms and add them while sauteing the shallots, so changed the recipe to my way of making it. Also can add more cornstarch for a thicker sauce, but start with the stated amount and add more to liking.


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  • 1/3 c
  • 1 slice
    prosciutto, diced
  • 2 tsp
    minced shallots
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 8 oz
    fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 c
    lombardo dry marsala wine (do not use sweet marsala wine)
  • 1 c
    chicken stock
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    minced fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp
    heavy cream

  • 1 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp
    marjoram, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder

  • 4
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil (i put the spices in the oil along with the chicken, to marinade, then basted it with the same mixture on the grill.

How to Make Carrabba's Chicken Marsala


  1. Melt butter over low heat in a medium saucepan. Turn heat up to medium high to sauté the prosciutto in the melted butter for about 2 to 3 minutes; be careful not to burn butter, add shallots and mushrooms and sauté for about until vegetables are tender then add the garlic and saute another 30 seconds. Add marsala wine, simmer for another 30 seconds or so, then add black pepper. Simmer over medium high heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Dissolve corn starch in chicken stock (I add just a bit of the stock to the starch, to make a slurry, before adding all of the stock). Add stock to saucepan and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Add parsley and cream to the sauce and simmer 3 to 4 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat, cover until needed.
  3. Preheat barbecue grill on high heat. Combine ingredients for the chicken spice in a small bowl. Use your thumb and fingers to crush the spices in the bowl to make a finer blend.
  4. Brush each chicken breast generously with olive oil. Sprinkle spice blend over both sides of chicken breast and grill for 6 to 8 minutes per side or until done. Give chicken a one quarter turn on each side while cooking to make the criss cross grill marks.
  5. Serve entree by arranging each chicken breast on a plate. Spoon one quarter of the Marsala sauce over each serving of chicken and serve.

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About Carrabba's Chicken Marsala

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian

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