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Tuscan Chicken and Sausage with Pasta Recipe

When its time for dinner try my Tuscan Chicken and Sausage with Pasta Recipe.  It will be like bringing your favorite Italian restaurant into your own kitchen.  You'll how easy it is to make and how much money you'll save making this restaurant-style dish at home.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian - American
Servings: 2
Calories: 976kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 8 oz chicken tenders
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • ¼ cup roasted red peppers- sliced
  • 4 oz sweet Italian sausage
  • 6 oz sweet marsala
  • 6 oz chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoon grated romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
  • ½ lb linguine or spaghetti


  • Cook pasta per instructions on the box at the same time you begin cooking this dish.
  • Dredge chicken tenders in flour seasoned with salt and pepper
  • place floured tenders in a large saute pan with enough olive oil to saute them.
  • Cook chicken 3-4 minutes on one side and turn them over
  • Add the raw sliced sweet sausage, sliced mushrooms and roasted red peppers to the pan. Continue cooking the mixture for about 5 minutes turning the chicken after it has been browned on the other side.
  • Add all but 2 ounces of the marsala wine to the hot pan. This is called deglazing and will loosen all of the delicious bits stuck to the pan allowing them to add flavor to the dish.
    *The alcohol will cook off in about a minute.
  • Add the chicken stock, and a pinch of black pepper (season to taste).
  • Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook while sauce is reducing.
  • Take the butter and coat it in flour pressing flour into the butter and add to the sauce (this is called a beurre manie) it will thicken the sauce and the butter will impart a rich flavor
  • As the sauce begins to thicken lower heat to simmer, and add remaining marsala and grated cheese
  • Serve over pasta, garnish with fresh chopped basil, additional grated cheese and enjoy!


Calories: 976kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 779mg | Potassium: 1109mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 551IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3mg