Creamy Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala



Creamy Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

A variation of the traditional Italian Scaloppine, this Americanized Marsala version is completely addictive. It’s no wonder it’s one of the most ordered chicken dishes in restaurants! Made with golden, crispy, pan-fried chicken, a mushroom-filled creamy Marsala wine sauce and a good kick of garlic, this Chicken Marsala recipe is next-level!
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Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chicken, Italian
Servings 4 servings



  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black cracked pepper
  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts halved horizontally to make 4 fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter divided

Marsala Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter as needed
  • 8 ounces 250g brown or Cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup dry Marsala wine
  • 1 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream thickened cream, evaporated milk or half and half may also be used
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley


  • Mix the flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper in a shallow bowl. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture and shake off excess.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch pan or skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Fry 2 of the chicken breasts until golden-brown on both sides (about 3 to 4 minutes per side). Transfer to warm plate, tent with foil and keep warm.
  • Repeat the same with the remaining 2 chicken breasts.
  • In the same pan with remaining pan grease leftover from the chicken, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the mushrooms and for 2-3 minutes until browned, scraping away at any of the leftover chicken bits off the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Pour in the Marsala and the broth and simmer until reduced by half and starting to thicken, (about 10-15 minutes).
  • Pour in the cream and return the chicken back into the sauce. Cook until the sauce thickens (about 3 minutes). Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately. (The sauce will continue to thicken off the heat.)
  • Serve over cooked angel hair pasta (or pasta of choice), rice, potatoes, cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles, if desired.


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