Chicken Marsala In Less Than 30 Minutes

by Alli

Every single time my husband and I eat at our favorite Italian restaurant, he always orders Chicken Marsala. These days, I make Chicken Marsala at home. Once you see how easy it is to make, you’ll add Chicken Marsala to your menu rotation.

Chicken Marsala

Whenever I can, I streamline recipes. When I make Chicken Marsala, I buy chicken breast cutlets instead of regular chicken breasts. They are thin and I get to skip the pounding process.

I always buy dry Marsala wine. I just don’t like the sweet variety unless I’m using it in a dessert.

How to Make Chicken Marsala

How to Make Chicken Marsala

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet set on medium-high.

Combine salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup flour in a large plate. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture.

Cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Set aside and keep warm.

How to Make Chicken Marsala

Add mushrooms, garlic, and diced onions to the same skillet the chicken was cooked in. Sauté until the mushrooms are brown and tender, about 5 minutes.

How to Make Chicken Marsala

Add the marsala wine and stir to deglaze the pan. All the bits of browned flour combines with the wine to make a delicious sauce.

Deglaze the Pan - How to Make Chicken Marsala

Stir in 2 tablespoons of butter and return the chicken to the skillet. Simmer for one minute or until the chicken is heated.

How to Make Chicken Marsala

Helpful Hint: If you want a thicker sauce, stir in a tablespoon of flour to the mushroom mixture 2 minutes before the mushrooms are done. When you stir the marsala wine into the mushroom mixture, you’ll have a thicker sauce.

Chicken Marsala Over Pasta

Yield: 4 servings

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala is easy to make at home in under 30 minutes! The tender chicken is flavored with mushrooms, onions, and marsala wine.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken cutlets (thin chicken breasts)
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry Marsala Wine
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Dredge the chicken cutlets in flour seasoned with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken cutlets and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, until lightly brown.
  4. Remove the chicken and keep warm.
  5. Add the diced onions, garlic and mushrooms to the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are light brown and tender.
  6. Add 1/2 cup marsala wine and stir for a couple of minutes or until the wine has reduced.
  7. Stir in the butter and add the chicken back to the pan.
  8. Simmer for about a minute or until the chicken is heated.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 541Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 177mgSodium 427mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 50g

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How to Make Chicken Marsala

If you need a quick mid-week meal or when entertaining guests, try this recipe. It’s delicious served over pasta or paired with a salad or veggie side dish. We like it with broccoli and garlic bread. You need the bread to scoop up all the yummy sauce.

This recipe can easily be doubled. I recently made Chicken Marsala for eight and it didn’t take long at all.

Have you ever made Chicken Marsala?


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Chunky Chicken Salad (a family favorite!)

Easy Chicken Enchiladas 

Homemade French Onion Soup

Best Italian Cream Cake

Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin With Mushroom Cheese Sauce

Honey-Drizzled Baked Brie 

Easy Tiramisu Parfaits



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