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Marsala Chicken Rigatoni and Mushroom Pasta

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This marsala chicken rigatoni and mushroom pasta is pure comfort food. Filled with flavorful ingredients and a creamy marsala wine sauce coated on every inch of pasta, you will love every bite!

Note: This post first appeared on June 23, 2011. The recipe has been edited slightly (to make the recipe slightly healthier and tastier!) and the photography got a huge facelift so that you might actually want to make this now, haha…someone really should’ve told me that half-eaten pasta and horrible yellow lighting is NOT appetizing! Enjoy!

This marsala chicken rigatoni and mushroom pasta is pure comfort food. Filled with flavorful ingredients and a creamy marsala wine sauce coated on every inch of pasta, you will love every bite!

Growing up, chicken marsala was one of my favorite dishes that my aunt made for us whenever we visited her.

I don’t know what it was: the deliciously tender and breaded chicken, the sauce, or just the tradition of having chicken marsala with my aunt, but we loved those days.

I swear every time we visited her in Florida, we would request that she make chicken marsala for us.

My aunt is a very special lady.

She, along with my mom, grew my love for food and I was always in the kitchen with my aunt when we visited her.

She would have the coolest gadgets and tips to make cooking faster.

We called her the Asian Rachael Ray.

Her bubbly personality and super fast cooking skills were so much like Rachael Ray on tv.

My aunt has actually taught me a good amount of cooking from as far back as I can remember and she has made me appreciate food in ways that I cannot explain.

Her and my mom really truly believed that food brought people together and it was the center of all our family gatherings.

This marsala chicken rigatoni and mushroom pasta is pure comfort food. Filled with flavorful ingredients and a creamy marsala wine sauce coated on every inch of pasta, you will love every bite!

I remember my brother and I would always love when Aunt Jenny came up from Florida for Thanksgiving.

She made the best American food.

I’m not saying my mom didn’t but my mom cooked mostly Asian cuisine while my aunt, because she married an American, she learned a lot of American dishes that we didn’t get to have often, such as cheesy scalloped potatoes or a mean green bean casserole.

Omg and her meatloaf was also so good.

This marsala chicken rigatoni and mushroom pasta is pure comfort food. Filled with flavorful ingredients and a creamy marsala wine sauce coated on every inch of pasta, you will love every bite!

As you can see, childhood memories consisted of a lot of time in the kitchen and surrounded with food.

You can imagine my excitement when I went to Maggiano’s and saw this rigatoni D recipe on their menu.

It’s like a pasta version of chicken marsala and quite possibly one of most delicious pasta dishes I’ve had there.

I had to remake it and here it is! Full of chicken, mushrooms, onions, and a creamy marsala wine sauce.

You will love every bite :)

This marsala chicken rigatoni and mushroom pasta is pure comfort food. Filled with flavorful ingredients and a creamy marsala wine sauce coated on every inch of pasta, you will love every bite!

 

This marsala chicken rigatoni and mushroom pasta is pure comfort food. Filled with flavorful ingredients and a creamy marsala wine sauce coated on every inch of pasta, you will love every bite!

 

This marsala chicken rigatoni and mushroom pasta is pure comfort food. Filled with flavorful ingredients and a creamy marsala wine sauce coated on every inch of pasta, you will love every bite!
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Chicken Rigatoni and Mushroom Marsala

This marsala chicken rigatoni and mushroom pasta is pure comfort food. Filled with flavorful ingredients and a creamy marsala wine sauce coated on every inch of this dish!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 2 servings

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 806kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups dried rigatoni pasta
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 10 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup marsala wine
  • Splash or two of whole milk
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add in pasta once the water has boiled and cook the pasta according to directions on the box. Drain pasta after it's done cooking.
  • Meanwhile, cut up the chicken into cubes and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the chicken until it's just cooked through.
  • Add onions, mushrooms, and garlic and cook until mushrooms have shrunk down in size and onions translucent and fragrant, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Melt butter in the skillet then add chicken stock and marsala wine. Cook until 1/2 the liquid has cooked off.
  • Add the splash of milk (or heavy cream, if desired) and continue to let thicken. Cut the heat and add the parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir to incorporate and until it melts. Add the pasta and stir some more.
  • The sauce might seem more liquid than thick but it thickens as it cools.
  • Toss gently before serving and top with more cheese, if desired.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Rigatoni and Mushroom Marsala
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 806 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 76g152%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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pat

Monday 4th of May 2020

I kept looking over the recipe thinking that I may have left some ingredients out. Very disappointed!

Ann

Tuesday 5th of February 2019

Hi Julie, I just made this dish last night, only thing I did different was I put in some shitake mushrooms w/ the cremini but it turned out amazing! As my husband stated, "This is one for the books!" Thanks for sharing :)

Julie Wampler

Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Thanks for sharing!!

Jasmine Dulin

Friday 1st of February 2019

This was a mindfuck of deliciousness. A tonguefuck??? Eww??? Idk. But this recipe was so fast and easy that it shocked me how wonderful it tasted. It’s hard to say what my favorite TFT recipes are, but this makes the top 5.

Anna

Saturday 19th of January 2019

Any recommendations on the wine? Like a few brands. I dont know much about cooking with wine

Julie Wampler

Sunday 20th of January 2019

Marsala wine is just a cooking wine; I use Holland House's marsala wine.

Stacie

Saturday 9th of September 2017

parmesan ended up being gooey clumps. would not mix in. Also, very little flavor, bland