How to Make Authentic Chicken Marsala Effortlessly

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Christina Flores

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Authentic Chicken Marsala Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Additional Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 4


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

Steps to Cook:

  1. Prepare the Chicken:

    • Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound the chicken to an even thickness of about 1/4 inch.
    • Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
    • Place the flour in a shallow dish and dredge the chicken breasts in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  2. Cook the Chicken:

    • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat.
    • Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and set aside.
  3. Make the Marsala Sauce:

    • In the same skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.
    • Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until they are tender and lightly browned.
    • Add the minced shallot and garlic to the skillet and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
    • Pour in the Marsala wine and chicken broth, and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
    • Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  4. Finish the Dish:

    • Return the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet with the Marsala sauce.
    • Simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency.
    • Sprinkle the chopped fresh parsley over the top of the chicken and sauce.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:

    • Serve the Chicken Marsala immediately, spooning the sauce over the chicken.
    • Enjoy the dish with your favorite sides, such as roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, or a fresh green salad.

Cook’s Note:

  • For best results, use a dry Marsala wine, which will provide a more robust flavor to the sauce.
  • If the sauce becomes too thick, you can thin it out by adding a splash of chicken broth or water.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of salt and pepper to suit your personal taste preferences.
  • This dish can be made ahead of time and reheated gently before serving.

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About Christina Flores

Hi, I am Christina Flores, author of I'm passionate about creating delicious and nutritious recipes to help people lead healthier lives. Join me on this culinary journey as we explore the world of healthy eating together!