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Easy Chicken Marsala Recipe

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Make this popular restaurant dish at home on the stovetop in under an hour using only one pan. The creamy mushroom sauce made from scratch is lip-licking delicious.

Chicken Marsala on a bed of mashed potatoes
Chicken Marsala on a bed of mashed potatoes

Is Chicken Marsala one of your favorite dishes to order in a restaurant? Mine too. My recipe has no butter and no cream, so I purposefully left out a few calories! The Marsala wine and mushrooms are the stars of this dish.

I searched far and wide for an easy Chicken Marsala recipe to cook at home. I kept finding recipes with tons of ingredients and too many steps.

Finally I decided to create my own recipe with few ingredients without sacrificing the flavor of the dish. My mantra is Frugal Living, Easy Recipes! We enjoy eating good food on a budget and we make that happen by adapting recipes with few ingredients without sacrificing taste.

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Chicken marsala served on a white platter
Homemade Chicken Marsala

This was my first time ever cooking Chicken Marsala so I was just crossing my fingers. I’ve always heard “it’s the finger that stirs the pot that makes the food good.”  

My favorite skillet for preparing stove top dishes like this Chicken Marsala is my big Emeril 3 qt. stainless steel skillet. I’ve had mine a few years, it’s available on Amazon now in 4 qt. size.

How To Make Chicken Marsala

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 Cup sliced mushrooms, I prefer Baby Bella
  • 3 Tbsp. Robust Olive oil
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 12 oz. bottle of Marsala cooking wine
  • OPTIONAL 1 tsp. garlic powder

Directions

Rinse and drain the chicken. If you have really thick pieces of chicken, use a good sharp knife to slice them in half lengthwise to make two thin pieces.

Add the flour and seasonings to a large Ziploc bag and toss to blend.

Add the olive oil to a large skillet on medium-high heat.

Toss the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, shake off excess flour and place into hot oil. Brown both sides of chicken until golden brown and drain on paper toweling.

You should have about one tablespoon of oil in the skillet, if not, pour off all but about that much. Then add the entire bottle of Marsala wine stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan to incorporate those browned bits into your creamy marsala wine sauce.

COOKING TIP

Use this easy tip to thicken any gravy: Dip a small amount of the gravy from the skillet into a glass bowl or cup. Add about 1 tsp. of cornstarch into the cup and stir vigorously with a whisk until there are no lumps. Pour back into the skillet and stir well into the gravy. 

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Marsala sauce simmering

Reduce to medium heat add the chicken back into the skillet. Add the mushrooms and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

chicken marsala served on mashed potatoes

My Chicken Marsala recipes has only 7 ingredients! I skip the butter and the heavy cream to make a slightly lighter version.

Most restaurants serve mashed potatoes with their Chicken Marsala. Who am I to stray from a good menu? Grab my Homemade Mashed Potatoes recipe too.

My hubby declared this recipe better than restaurant quality so I consider it to be a success. Great weeknight meal idea or for special occasions. They will think you were in the kitchen for hours!

Easy Stovetop Chicken Marsala Recipe

Chicken Marsala on a bed of mashed potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 Cup sliced mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 12 oz. bottle of Marsala cooking wine

Instructions

Cut each piece of chicken in half to create 2 thin slices from one piece. You can achieve this by placing a hand on top of each piece and slicing parallel to your hand through the center of each piece, carefully.

Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet.

Place the flour in a resealable plastic bag and toss each piece of chicken to coat.

Place the floured chicken into the heated oil and brown on both sides.

Drain browned chicken on paper toweling.

Sprinkle salt and pepper onto chicken.

Pour off all but about 1 Tbsp. of the oil from the skillet.

To the remaining hot oil add the entire bottle of Marsala wine and boil for about 1 minute, stirring and scraping the pan constantly. (you want to stir in those yummy bits of pan drippings)

Continue to simmer until gravy thickens. (Easy tip to thicken gravy; dip up a small amount of the gravy into a bowl and stir in 1 tsp. cornstarch until all lumps are gone then pour back into skillet and stir well)

Add the mushrooms and chicken into the Marsala gravy.

Simmer about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 501Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 144mgSodium 837mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 48g

Nutrition information is estimated and may not be exact based on uncontrolled variables in home kitchens used by each individual cook.

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6 Comments

  1. Ok Shirley the verdict is in, D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S says my husband, he said gold stars!!! So we will be having this again, thank you for sharing your recipe!!!

  2. Hi Shirley what an easy recipe, my husband has missed a good chicken marsala from a favorite restaurant in Texas and so, I have printed your recipe and will give it a try.
    Pinned! Love that it has few ingredients.

    Thank you for sharing on the Friday Features this last week! Hope to see you again.
    Take care!

  3. Oh Yum! I love Chicken Marsala and mushrooms, lots and lots of mushrooms. I love that this one isn’t complicated and if the hubby says restaurant quality you know it’s a great keeper. Pinning!

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