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    This Easy Creamy Chicken Marsala is cooked in a delicious creamy mushroom sauce. This meal is made entirely in one skillet/one pot and it takes only about 30 minutes to make.

    Chicken Marsala

    Chicken Marsala Recipe

    This Chicken Marsala with mushrooms is one of my favorite go-to recipes to make on busy weeknights because it’s quick and easy to cook. The result is an absolutely tasty meal with a flavorful Marsala mushroom sauce. It’s one of those recipes that you will make time and time again. It tastes good, it’s easy and the entire family will LOVE it! It is simple and packed with such amazing flavor. Restaurant quality meal made at home.

    Chicken Marsala Sauce

    The Chicken Marsala Sauce is made with the browned bits left in the pan after cooking the chicken, as well as Marsala wine, onions, minced garlic, mushrooms, heavy cream, and herbs. I also like to add some cooked bacon, pancetta prosciutto for the most flavorful Marsala sauce. The sauce is reduced to one half and can be additionally thickened with some flour or starch if necessary.

    Chicken Marsala Recipe

    Tips for The Best Chicken Marsala Recipe

    1. Start with thin chicken breast fillets. Either halve the chicken breasts in half horizontally or pound them to ½ inch thickness.
    2. Season thin chicken breasts on both sides with salt and freshly ground pepper.
    3. Coat the chicken fillets in flour (or gluten-free flour for a gluten-free Chicken Marsala). The flour makes the chicken fillets nice and crispy and also helps with thickening the Marsala sauce.
    4. Use butter and olive oil to achieve the best golden-brown results and most delicious flavor.
    5. Use the brown bits at the bottom of your pan after cooking the chicken. They add a ton of flavor to the Marsala sauce. Use a wooden spoon to gently scrape the bottom of the pan as the onions and mushrooms are cooking.

    How To Thicken Chicken Marsala

    When the Marsala sauce has begun to boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer it. The liquid should reduce by half and thicken. If the Chicken Marsala sauce is not thick enough, you can combine 1 teaspoon of cornstarch (or arrowroot starch for gluten-free version) with 1 teaspoon of the sauce in a small bowl. Stir well to form a slurry and return back to the pan, stirring well.

    Substitution Options for Marsala Wine

    You can substitute Marsala wine with dry Madeira wine, or any dry white wine. Alcohol does burn off during cooking and it’s safe for kids to eat as well. But if you prefer not to use alcohol at all, you can substitute it with chicken broth.

    Easy Chicken Marsala

    What to Serve With Chicken Marsala

    You can serve this Creamy Chicken Marsala over mashed cauliflower, mashed potatoes, gluten-free pasta or zoodles.

    Other great side dish options for chicken marsala are:

    Healthy Chicken Marsala

    Chicken Marsala is generally a wholesome and delicious meal – perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have much time but you also don’t want to eat take out food. You can also make it Paleo & Whole30 if you substitute the heavy whipping cream with coconut cream. You could also use almond milk but you will need to thicken the sauce with a starch like cornstarch (or arrowroot starch for gluten-free option). Also, use gluten-free flour or arrowroot starch to make it gluten-free.

    How To Make Chicken Marsala

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    Hope you enjoy this delicious and easy Chicken Marsala recipe! Be sure and let me know how you like this easy skillet meal in the comments below!

    How To Make Chicken Marsala

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    Easy Creamy Chicken Marsala

    This Easy Creamy Chicken Marsala is cooked in a delicious creamy mushroom sauce. Made entirely in one skillet and it takes only about 30 minutes to make.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 605kcal



    • Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Thinly coat chicken fillets in flour. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter, and cook chicken on medium high heat for about 3 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in center. Transfer to a plate.
    • Add chopped onion to the skillet, and cook for a couple of minutes until onion is translucent. Add mushrooms and minced garlic, and cook for about 3-4 minutes until tender and juices have evaporated. Season vegetables with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Pour Marsala wine, chicken broth and heavy whipping cream to the skillet. Add chopped prosciutto slices. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce has thickened and reduced by half. Season sauce with salt, pepper to taste, if necessary.
    • Add cooked chicken back to the skillet and warm for a minute. Sprinkle some parsley or fresh thyme and serve warm.


    What to Serve With Chicken Marsala

    You can serve Chicken Marsala over mashed cauliflower, mashed potatoes, gluten-free pasta or zoodles. You can also serve it with rice, green beans, broccoli, roasted potatoes, steamed asparagus or sauteed Brussels Sprouts.


    Serving: 432g | Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 1048mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.5mg
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Easy, Egg-Free, Fall, Gluten Free, Nut-Free, One Pan, Paleo, Poultry, Quick, Summer
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    Pamela Lee

    5 stars
    I modified this for a low fat, low salt diet, used 1/2&1/2 in place of heavy cream, just a tad of salt to taste at the end and no prosciutto, I needed to add a little more flour to thicken it but cooked it off so the flavor was incredible! Thanks!

    Lori SimondS

    I don’t like to cook since my husband and dogs died.
    Can you me a really easy dish. Nothing&ot or spicy or fish. Seafood is good.

    dr areeb

    Yummy recipe


    i can smell those pics :p

    Looking delicious

    thanks for chicken marsala recipe <3

    Richa Gupta

    5 stars
    My goodness, this looks spicy and yum!

    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen

    I need to cook with wine more!

    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    I love chicken marsala!!

    Danielle Green

    The mushroom sauce makes the dish! Nice!


    Mushrooms & wine just make everything better.. But seriously this creamy sauce looks perfect!

    Elaine @ Dishes Delish

    5 stars
    This looks so delicious!! I love chicken marsala but I can’t use cream because hubby is intolerant. I’ll try a substitute when I make this. And I will make this. Gorgeous photos!


    5 stars
    I have fork and knife in hand and am ready to dive into that skillet!


    5 stars
    It does look soooo creamy!!! Absolutely in love with that mushroom sauce!

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