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Chicken Marinara Recipe

Chicken Marinara Recipe

Garlic and basil flavor the tomato sauce that coats this tender Chicken Marinara. A friend gave me this skillet recipe several years ago. It's easy to make using pre-sliced mushrooms, commercial pasta sauce and quick-cooking pasta. —Kathleen Williams, St Albans, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or chicken broth
  • Hot cooked angel hair pasta or spaghetti


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°; remove and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, saute the mushrooms, garlic, basil and Italian seasoning until mushrooms are tender. Stir in spaghetti sauce and wine. Add chicken; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

< 1 serving (calculated without pasta) equals 241 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 930 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.