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Healthy Chicken Marsala Recipe

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Bite it! HG's Hungry-licious Chicken Marsala for Two
HG's Hungry-licious Chicken Marsala for Two

Holla for Marsala!

Another classic dish zapped by HG's magic wand, and the results are INSANE (in a good way, of course). Happy Valentine's Day!

Ingredients:
1 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
1/2 cup fat-free chicken broth
1/4 cup marsala wine
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
Two 5-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper
1/4 tsp. dried basil

Directions:
In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter for 10 seconds, or until melted.

In a medium bowl, whisk melted butter, broth, wine, and cornstarch until cornstarch has dissolved.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir mushrooms until softened, 5 - 7 minutes.

Move mushrooms to the sides of the skillet. Season chicken with salt, pepper, and basil, and lay in the center of the skillet. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring mushrooms occasionally.

Flip chicken. Give broth mixture a stir and add to the skillet. Stirring mushrooms occasionally, cook until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Serve it and love it!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe (1 cutlet with sauce and mushrooms)
Calories: 240
Fat: 4g
Sodium: 785mg
Carbs: 8.5g
Fiber: 0.5g
Sugars: 4.5g
Protein: 34.5g

PointsPlus® value 5*

HG Tip! To pound a chicken cutlet, lay it between two pieces of plastic wrap or place it in a sealable bag, squeeze out the air, and seal. Then use a meat mallet to pound it.

Fight it! Chicken Marsala, Average
Chicken Marsala, Average

Pick Another Chicken...

When it comes to popular restaurant meals, chicken marsala is pretty high on the list. Maybe it's because "marsala" sounds fancy and is fun to say. Maybe it's because in order to make it at home, you need marsala wine -- not exactly something everyone has lying around. Or maybe it's just because it's crazy-delicious. Regardless, restaurant orders of the stuff can get you into some calorie-related trouble. Not only is the chicken typically "floured" and oily, but also the sauce is made of reduced wine (read: condensed calories) and lots of butter. Add in side dishes (it's frequently served with potatoes or pasta), and that meal's calorie count just got CRAZY-HIGH. The average chicken marsala entrée at a restaurant has 950 calories and 49g fat (PointsPlus® value 25*)! Skip all that and get schmancy in your own home. This dish is way easy to make, marsala wine is NOT hard to locate, and we think that this foil-pack recipe for Brussels sprouts and baby red potatoes would make a superb two-serving side for this dinner. Get cookin', fancy-pants...

Serving Size: 1 portion, no sides
Calories: 469
Fat: 29g
Sodium: 795mg
Carbs: 10.5g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 35.5g

PointsPlus
® value 12*

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