Chicken Tenders With Marsala Sauce

Chicken Tenders With Marsala and Tomatoes
Diana Rattray
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 18 mins
Total: 23 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
722 Calories
36g Fat
43g Carbs
53g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 722
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 602mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Protein 53g
Calcium 179mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.

  3. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  4. Meanwhile, in a food storage bag or bowl combine the flour, salt, and pepper.

  5. Toss the chicken tenders with the flour mixture until well coated.

  6. Brown the chicken tenders for about 3 minutes on each side in the hot butter and oil mixture, or until lightly browned.

  7. Add the green onions and garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.

  8. Add the basil, chicken broth, and Marsala wine.

  9. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 minutes. 

  10. Add the halved grape tomatoes, cover, and simmer for about 6 to 8 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

  11. Transfer the chicken tenders to a serving platter and top with the vegetables and sauce.

  12. Serve these easy chicken tenders with hot boiled rice, angel hair pasta, or potatoes, along with a salad or steamed vegetables.

  13. Enjoy!

Recipe Variation

  • Chicken breast strips can be substituted for the chicken tenders. 
  • Throw in some sliced mushrooms.