Stuffed Chicken Marsala

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Stuffed Chicken Marsala


Stuffed chicken marsala was always my go to order at Olive Garden.  However, I don’t live near an Olive Garden anymore and from my understanding Olive Garden doesn’t have the stuffed chicken marsala on the menu anyways.  So I figured, why not try to recreate the chicken marsala and throw it on the smoker.  I’m glad I did because this stuffed chicken marsala recipe is delicious.

I started by butterflying a boneless, skinless chicken breast and then tenderized it with a meat mallet.  From there I stuffed it with cheese, bread crumbs, garlic, red pepper flakes, sun dried tomatoes, green onion and sour cream and gave it a mix.  After I stuffed the chicken breast with my mix, I wrapped it in bacon and threw some apple honey rub on it and onto the smoker it went.

As it was smoking, I made my marsala sauce on the stovetop along with some mashed potatoes to go along with my meal.  If you loved Olive Garden’s stuffed chicken marsala as much as I did, you will want to give this recipe a try.

Stuffed Chicken Marsala Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tspn of crushed red pepper (optional, add more or less depending on your spice level)
  • 4 oz of sun dried tomatoes
  • 4 diced green onions
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 12 slices of regular cut bacon
  • 2 pinches of black pepper
  • Your favorite chicken or pork rub
  • 6 sliced mushroom’s
  • 1/2 sliced yellow sweet onion
  • 2 Tblsp flour
  • 1/2 cup marsala wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Parsley for granishing

Stuffing Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl add your mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, 1/2 of your minced garlic, red pepper flakes, sun dried tomatoes, green onion, sour cream a black pepper and give them a good mix with your hands.

Chicken Prep Instructions

  • Cut your boneless skinless chicken breast down the middle about 3/4’s of the way
  • Open up your chicken breast, cover with saran wrap or put in a zip lock bag and beat the a meat mallet until chicken breast is even and about 1/4 of an inch thick
  • Place 1/4 of stuffing on one half of the chicken breast then fold the other half over the top
  • Wrap each chicken breast with 3 slices of bacon and season with your favorite rub

Smoking Instructions

  • We recommend using an apple pellet for this smoke as apple pellets go really well with chicken and bacon
  • Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees
  • Once the internet temperature of your chicken reaches 165 degrees, remove from smoker

Marsala Prep Instructions

  • Oil your pan and turn the heat to a medium high
  • Add mushrooms and let them cook for about 5 minutes
  • Add garlic and onions and cook for about 3 minutes
  • Add 2 tablespoons of flour and stir until the flour is well incorporated
  • Add marsala wine and let that incorporate for 2 or 3 minutes
  • Add heavy whipping cream and reduce by

Plating Instructions

  • I used mashed potatoes as a base for my plate
  • Place the smoked chicken on top of your mashed potatoes
  • Ladle marsala sauce of the top of your chicken and mashed potatoes
  • Garnish with some parsley
  • Enjoy

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