5 from 11 votes
Classic Chicken Marsala
Classic Chicken Marsala Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This restaurant-style dish is the perfect comfort food and easy to make.  It's a great date night dinner that you can have on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian - American
Keyword: chicken dish, chicken marssala, italian food
Servings: 2
Calories: 478 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 10 oz Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Chicken Tenders
  • 10 oz Baby Bello Mushrooms or regular mushrooms
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • seasoned flour to dust chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Granulated Onion
  • 1 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Marsala
  • 1 tbsp Heavy Cream optional
  1. Prepare your chicken by triming away any fat and skin. . If you are using tenders you can just use them as they are.
  2. dredge the chicken in flour seasoned with salt and pepper, and add it to a hot sauté pan with enough olive oil to saute the chicken.
  3. Sauté the chicken for 2-3 minutes on one side then turn it over, at this time add your mushrooms to the pan.
  4. Continue to sauté the chicken, turning it as needed and letting the mushrooms cook.
  5. After the mushrooms look cooked and the chicken is well seared on all sides, add in 3/4 of a cup of your Marsala ( reserve 2 ounces to finish the dish).
  6. Allow the Marsala to cooked down, while the alcohol burns off
  7. Add in the chicken stock, reduce the heat, and allow to simmer on low as the sauce reduces.
  8. At this time add in the granulated onion and black pepper to taste.
  9. When the sauce has reduced about half of its original liquid, roll 1 tablespoon of butter in flour, getting a good layer of flour embedded into the butter.  Now add it to the sauce, this will help thicken your sauce. (this method is called a beurre manie). 

    Mix this well into the sauce and then add in the remaining Marsala wine and the cream if you'd like to give the sauce a little more richness.

  10. After the sauce has thickened and you are happy with the seasoning you can serve the Chicken Marsala to your guests.

    I love serving mine with mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, rice or egg noodles.

Recipe Notes

If the chicken breasts are thick your best bet is to split them down the middle making two thinner fillets from the one breast.

You can also pound the breasts thinner with a meat hammer but that is not always necessary when you split the breast.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Chicken Marsala Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 478 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 403mg17%
Potassium 1211mg35%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.