Chicken Tenders With Marsala Sauce

Chicken Tenders With Marsala and Tomatoes
Chicken Tenders With Marsala. Diana Rattray
  • 23 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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These chicken tenders are a snap to prepare and cook, and they're delicious with the flavorful Marsala sauce and grape tomatoes. If you're looking for a simple everyday meal, try this recipe. Serve the chicken tenders with baked or roasted potatoes or a rice dish, along with a tossed salad for a meal your family will enjoy.

Feel free to use boneless chicken breast strips or cutlets in this recipe instead of the tenders. Sliced mushrooms would also be good in this dish.

See Also
Chicken With Wine and Tomatoes​
Spicy Fried Chicken Tenders

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken tenders*
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry Marsala wine
  • 8 to 12 grape tomatoes, halved

How to Make It

  1. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.
  2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Meanwhile, in a food storage bag or bowl combine the flour, salt, and pepper.
  4. Toss the chicken tenders with the flour mixture until well coated.
  5. Brown the chicken tenders for about 3 minutes on each side in the hot butter and oil mixture, or until lightly browned.
  6. Add the green onions and garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
  1. Add the basil, chicken broth, and Marsala wine.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 minutes. 
  3. Add the halved grape tomatoes, cover, and simmer for about 6 to 8 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Transfer the chicken tenders to a serving platter and top with the vegetables and sauce.
  5. Serve these easy chicken tenders with hot boiled rice, angel hair pasta, or potatoes, along with a salad or steamed vegetables.

*Chicken breast strips can be substituted for the chicken tenders. 



Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 722
Total Fat 36 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 15 g
Cholesterol 158 mg
Sodium 602 mg
Carbohydrates 43 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Protein 53 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)