Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Mushroom Marsala Sauce

8 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013

This crispy prosciutto-wrapped chicken thigh recipe makes a tasty meal when served with steamed green beans and mashed potatoes to soak up the sauce.

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  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1¼ pounds), trimmed
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto (about 2 ounces)
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large shallot, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano plus 1 teaspoon, divided
  • 8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
  • ½ cup Marsala (see Tip) or dry sherry
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


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  1. Sprinkle chicken thighs with ¼ teaspoon pepper and wrap each with a slice of prosciutto.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; tent with foil to keep warm.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil, shallot and 1 tablespoon oregano to the pan. Cook, stirring, until the shallot is beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until browned in spots, 4 to 6 minutes. Add Marsala (or sherry), return heat to medium-high and cook 2 minutes.
  4. Whisk broth, cornstarch and the remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper in a measuring cup; add to the pan, stirring. Return to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened and glossy, about 4 minutes. Serve the chicken with the mushroom sauce, sprinkled with the remaining 1 teaspoon oregano.
  • Tip: Marsala, a fortified wine from Sicily, is a flavorful addition to many sauces. Don't use the “cooking Marsala” sold in many supermarkets—it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, purchase Marsala that's sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store. An opened bottle can be stored in a cool, dry place for months.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 thigh & ½ cup sauce
  • Per serving: 310 calories; 15 g fat(3 g sat); 0 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 28 g protein; 24 mcg folate; 87 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 140 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 31 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 588 mg sodium; 513 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ vegetables, 3½ lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 8

October 25, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious & Easy We really enjoyed this chicken dinner. Plenty of delicious gravy to eat over the smashed potatoes we roasted. This recipe was easy to double (we had a couple of surprise guests!). We will make this recipe again!
April 03, 2015
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By: kcook123
Give me more! I made this with bone in skinless thighs because they were in the freezer so I finished them in the oven where I was roasting asparagus. I also had frozen bacon so I sauted that first and used some of the fat to cook the chicken. This was a great dish but one piece was not enough for my guy. Pros: Great sauce with enough to garnish potatoes or pasta Cons: Serving one thigh to a big guy is not enough
September 02, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Very good and easy, and rich-tasting. The marsala and mushroom sauce is excellent. I used the cooking Marsala because it was easier to find at Kroger, and it was fine. I also gave the wrapped thighs a few more minutes in a hot oven to be sure they were cooked through.
August 04, 2014
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By: hotroo1
tasty and easy meal Tried this recipe yesterday. Since it was on the spur of the moment, I had to adapt the recipes to my ingredients. I didn't wrap the chicken with prosciutto since no prosciutto. Used regular button mushrooms, Used 1/3 amount of dried oregano since no fresh. Even mistakenly put in broth before marsala. Despite this the dish was good. Had no trouble with getting sauce to thicken. My husband and I enjoyed this quick and easy meal. I will try creminis next time. Not sure about the prosciutto--not a fan. Pros: quick
April 28, 2014
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By: m.carlson-smith
Looks and tastes like a fancy dinner I have to say, this is one of the tastiest Eating Well recipes I've made lately. Even my 6 year old daughter loved it. It was packed with flavor and you would never know this was a light or healthy version of this dish. I served mine by putting the sauce in the bottom of a dish and placing the chicken on top, and it looked pretty enough for company. The sauce was delicious, and there was enough to put on mashed potatoes or pasta as well as the chicken. I may have rolled my chicken thighs up too tightly in the prosciutto (mine were rounder than the photo), but they were nowhere near cooked through by cooking in the pan alone. After I took them out of the pan, I covered mine with foil and put them in the oven at 350 degrees while I made the sauce, and they were perfect by then. I will definitely make this again. Superb! Pros: Fairly easy to prepare, lots of flavor Cons: Took longer than it said
January 15, 2014
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By: HealthyGEO
Simple meat and potatoes dish I followed the recipe exactly and it turned our perfectly. I managed to find the Marsala and it is delicious. I learned that it is a desert wine as well and tastes wonderful on its own, so worth the purchase for this dish and as a treat after. I served with mashed potatoes and green beans as suggested. As the others have stated there was plenty of sauce! Good enough to serve to company on a week-night. Pros: Easy and semi-fancy
November 13, 2013
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By: klewandowski09
Easy and Tasty! This was a very simple and quick recipe. I followed it exactly and it turned out fabulous! I served it with mashed potatoes and green beans as suggested and it's near the top of the favorites list for my family now! No butter needed in the mashed potatoes. We had plenty of extra sauce that we poured over the top of the potatoes.
November 11, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious! The whole family (myself, husband, 12 y.o. daughter) greatly enjoyed this dinner! I used baby bella mushrooms and had to add a little extra cornstarch to thicken the sauce, but otherwise followed the recipe for an amazing result! Served with butterless mashed potatoes (no need for butter with this sauce!) and green beans. Absolutely delicious! Pros: Easy to make, seems like a lot more effort than it is
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