Classic Chicken Marsala Recipe

Classic Chicken Marsala Recipe

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes | Servings: 4


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 ounces cremini or button mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup Marsala wine
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Dredge them in flour, shaking off excess.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the sliced mushrooms. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are golden brown and their liquid has evaporated.
  4. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for an additional 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Stir in the Marsala wine and scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. Cook for 2 minutes to reduce the wine slightly.
  6. Add the chicken stock and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced by half and is slightly thickened.
  7. Reduce the heat to low, return the chicken to the skillet, and cook for another 2-3 minutes to reheat the chicken.
  8. Swirl in the butter and stir until it is melted into the sauce. Check for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper if necessary.
  9. Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

Serving Suggestions:

Chicken Marsala goes well with a side of creamy mashed potatoes, buttered noodles, or steamed green beans. For a low-carb option, try pairing it with cauliflower rice or a simple green salad.

Enjoy this timeless Italian-American dish that combines tender chicken and a savory, wine-infused mushroom sauce that is sure to please everyone at your dinner table!

Wine Pairing:

To complement your Chicken Marsala, consider serving it with a glass of the same Marsala wine used in cooking or a medium-bodied red wine such as a Merlot or Chianti.

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