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Easy Chicken Marsala Recipe

Easy Chicken Marsala recipe combines golden pan-fried chicken breasts with a rich marsala wine and mushroom sauce to make a creamy dish that is quick enough to make on a weeknight and fancy enough to serve to guests.

Top down view of a dish of browned chicken breasts on a bed of egg noodle pasta covered with a creamy mushroom marsala sauce and garnished with parsley in a white bowl sitting on a red napkin. with small dishes of parsley and cheese in the background.

I love an easy recipe that tastes decadent like this Chicken Marsala recipe with mushrooms. The thick rich sauce coats the chicken perfectly and guarantees every bite is flavorful.

I’m always looking for different recipes that use chicken because it’s easy to prepare, delicious, and I’ve always got it in my freezer.

I’m loving this Easy Chicken Marsala because it’s simple enough to make on a weeknight but it would be great for guests and Sunday dinner too.

Side view of a dish of browned chicken breasts on a bed of egg noodle pasta covered with a creamy mushroom marsala sauce and garnished with parsley in a white bowl sitting on a red napkin. with small dishes of parsley and cheese in the background.

This recipe comes from my dear friend Angela, who is the creative mastermind behind the food blog LeMoine Family Kitchen.

Let me tell you a little bit about Angela. Angela has Italian roots and hails from Jersey. She married her high school sweetheart and has two active boys. I really don’t know how she has time to blog let alone cook!

Like me, she grew up in the middle of the kitchen and is passionate about her family. We both love sharing family recipes and creating new ones too.

There are a couple of methods to my culinary madness in making this recipe you see.

Today I’m celebrating our annual Freaky Friday 2020 Winter Edition.

Photo of a snowman dressed in a blue hat, gloves, and a scarf holding whisk broom and standing in the snow with a smile on his face.

The Freaky Friday blog hop, organized by Michaela who runs An Affair From the Heart, is a group of bloggers that are secretly assigned each others’ blogs from which we choose a recipe appropriate for the theme. It’s so much fun and there are so many quality recipes.

The theme for this event is very appropriate. The recipe must fit with a winter theme, and the blog that I was secretly assigned was LeMoine Family Kitchen.

I rubbed my fingers together thinking that this was going to be a piece of cake. I love Angela’s recipes. Well, choosing ONE recipe was no easy task!

Angled view of a dish of browned chicken breasts on a bed of egg noodle pasta covered with a creamy mushroom marsala sauce and garnished with parsley in a white bowl sitting on a red napkin. with small dishes of parsley and cheese in the background.

Being a baker, I immediately dove into her desserts and was drooling over her Orange Pecan Biscotti and her Mixed Berry Muffins. O.k., it wasn’t going to be that easy.

Over the holiday we ate so many sweets so I decided to dive into her savory dishes.

When I think of winter, I think of warm comfort food. Her Easy Vegetable Orzo soup looked amazing but I ultimately landed on her Classic Chicken Marsala recipe and thought this was the perfect recipe.

Her Chicken Marsala recipe is heaped with mushrooms and I liked that she skipped the cream. Regardless, this recipe is just as luscious as the Creamiest Chicken Marsala dishes that I’ve tried.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Marsala wine?

Marsala wine is a fortified wine made in Sicily. It can be labeled as sweet or dry. Use dry Marsala wine for this recipe.

It’s also good to know that Marsala wine doesn’t go bad so if you’ve had a bottle in the cupboard for a while, it may have lost a little of its flavor but it’s still good to use.

Another thing to note is like any wine it contains alcohol. Even wine that is “cooked off” will still contain about 5% alcohol. It’s your call if you choose to serve it but I just wanted to make sure you knew this.

How to make Easy Chicken Marsala

Two photo collage of slicing a raw chicken breast into 3 thin slices as shown on the second photo0.

1. Depending on the thickness of the boneless chicken breasts, slice through the meat 2 to 3 times.

2. I sliced through it three times as Angela instructs so my chicken was thin. You can slice through it twice and pound it thin with a meat mallet but you will have large cutlets.

Two photo collage showing flour being seasoned and the other one is chicken breasts being dredged in the flour.

3. Season the flour with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Reserve 1/2 cup for later on.

4. Dredge the chicken cutlets through the flour.

Two Photo Collage of chicken cutlets browning in a cast iron skillet and a pan full of mushrooms, red onions and garlic browning in the cast iron pan.

5. Add olive oil to your skillet and when it’s hot, brown your chicken over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the pan.

6. Add 3 tablespoons of butter to the drippings and add the mushrooms and onions to the pan and let them brown and the liquid cook off. Add the garlic and cook for just another minute or two and remove from the pan.

7. Add the reserved flour and allow it to cook for just a couple of minutes and then add the Marsala wine. Reduce the wine by half and add the chicken broth. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Salt and pepper it to your liking.

8. Add the chicken and mushrooms back to the skillet and simmer for 5 minutes.

A photo of parsley being sprinkled over the chicken covered with a marsala sauce in a cast-iron skillet

Finish with fresh parsley and 4 tablespoons of butter.

What to serve with Chicken Marsala

You can serve Chicken Marsala over noodles such as in this recipe, polenta, or mashed potatoes. A side of Brussels Sprouts, my Favorite Green Salad, and don’t forget the crusty 6-Ingredient Italian Bread would definitely round out this meal. Now you’ve got a feast!

We just loved this Easy Chicken Marsala Recipe. It tasted like something you’d get at an Italian restaurant.

Helpful products you may need

  • Large Cast Iron Skillet – I use cast-iron skillets whenever I can. There isn’t anything like them when it comes to browning food. They last forever, and they’re our favorite pan for camping too.
  • Fish Spatula – This is one of our very favorite kitchen tools. The length allows you to turn your food without breaking it.

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5 from 12 votes

Easy Chicken Marsala Recipe

Easy Chicken Marsala recipe combines golden pan-fried chicken breasts with a rich marsala wine and mushroom sauce to make a creamy dish that is quick enough to make on a weeknight and elegant enough to serve to guests.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts *Sliced thinly into 6 pieces
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 7 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 24 oz mushrooms white or crimini
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • cups Marsala wine
  • 4 cups chicken broth low-sodium
  • parsley
  • olive oil

Serve over pasta, potatoes, or polenta if desired.

    Instructions

    • Pat the chicken breasts dry and slice thinly into 2 or 3 thin pieces.
    • On a shallow plate, mix the flour, salt, and pepper together. RESERVE 1/4 cup in a separate bowl.
    • Dredge each chicken cutlet through the flour and set aside.
    • In a large skillet, cover the bottom lightly with olive oil. When hot add the chicken and cook until golden brown on each side. Cook in batches if necessary. Remove from the pan.
    • Add 3 tablespoons of butter to the pan drippings and cook the mushrooms and onion until browned. Add the garlic and cook another minute or two (until fragrant). Remove from the pan.
    • Stir in the 1/4 cup of reserved flour and cook for another minute and then add the Marsala wine. Cook until reduced by about half.
    • Stir in the 4 cups of chicken broth and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
    • Add the chicken and mushroom mixture back to the skillet and simmer for about 5 more minutes.
    • Finish with 4 tablespoons of butter and fresh chopped parsley.

    Notes

    Use 4 chicken breasts and cut them in half if they’re already thin.
    This recipe was created by LeMoine Family Kitchen.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1567mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg
    This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
    Tried this recipe? That’s awesome!Mention @hostessatheart or tag #hostessatheart!

    Take a look at all of our 2020 Freaky Friday Winter Edition Recipes:

    1. An Affair from the Heart – Braised Beef Short Ribs with Red-Eye Gravy
    2. Aunt Bee’s Recipes – Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken Tacos
    3. Bowl Me Over –  Honey Sriracha Chicken
    4. Hostess at Heart – Chicken Marsala
    5. House of Nash Eats – Broccoli Cheese Soup
    6. Lemoine Family Kitchen – Vegetarian Pot Pie Soup
    7. Life Currents – Pepper Jelly Cheese Balls
    8. Soulfully Made – Alice Springs Chicken (Outback Copy Cat Recipe)
    9. Take Two Tapas – Chocolate Spoons
    10. The Fresh Cooky – Sweet Molasses Brown Bread Rolls
    11. The Speckled Palate – Valentine’s Day Dessert Board
    12. West Via Midwest – Grasshopper Pie
    13. Who Needs a Cape? – Air Fryer Loaded Mini Meatloaf
    Recipe Rating




    Amy

    Saturday 15th of February 2020

    One of my all-time favorite meals! This was so good and way less expensive than buying it at a restaurant! My husband loved it!

    Julie Menghini

    Sunday 16th of February 2020

    Thank you, Amy!

    Erin Parker

    Saturday 15th of February 2020

    We made this for Valentine's Dinner, and it was as amazing as the photos make it look. Thank you for sharing the step by step photos, as well as the tips with this recipe. They really helped me, someone who's never made marsala but eaten a LOT of it, make this as tasty as possible.

    Julie Menghini

    Sunday 16th of February 2020

    Thank you, Erin! It is easy but fancy enough for Valentine's Day!

    Christine

    Thursday 13th of February 2020

    Chicken marsala is so good. This looks good.

    Julie Menghini

    Friday 14th of February 2020

    Thank you Christine!

    Jennifer Ann Stewart

    Wednesday 12th of February 2020

    Julie, I don't know how you did it but you made chicken marsala better than my mom's!!! Please don't tell her I said that. Just pray that she makes me a lasagna next time so I don't have to tell her that her chicken marsala is not as good as yours LOL!

    Julie Menghini

    Wednesday 12th of February 2020

    HAH, Thanks, Jennifer! No telling, pinky swear!

    Lori V

    Monday 10th of February 2020

    What a lovely recipe with stunning results! Perfect for that special meal at home!

    Julie Menghini

    Wednesday 12th of February 2020

    Thank you Lori!