How to Make Chicken Marsala at Home

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. Add salt and pepper to 1/2 cup flour and dredge chicken. 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 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

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

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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.

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You can make delicious Chicken Marsala at home. Once you see how easy Chicken Marsala is to make at home, this will be your favorite mid-week recipe or when entertaining.

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19 comments

robin masshole mommy March 15, 2017 - 7:34 am

Chicken Marsala is a family favorite, but I have actually never tried to make it. We order it out a lot, though. I will have to try this.

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candy March 15, 2017 - 7:54 am

Chicken marsala is one of those dishes that looks like you spent hours preparing it. Nice I usually have all the ingredients except for the wine on hand. We don’t drink so I always have to remember to pick some up.

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Jeanette March 15, 2017 - 9:40 am

I just pulled out chicken this morning to make for dinner tonight, this is a great idea to make! I am going to have to make this for dinner.

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lisa March 15, 2017 - 11:42 am

I am always looking for new recipes for chicken. This chicken marsala looks amazing. I will definitely try this soon.

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Karen - Kupon Girl March 15, 2017 - 11:47 am

Thiis is so good! I will like the idea to get the Chicken breast cutlets. I could def do w/o the pounding of the chicken breasts! LOL! I have made this once with my sister at her house! It is just so good!

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Susan Guinto March 15, 2017 - 12:11 pm

Can’t wait to try this. It looks so delicious, I’ll add this to my collection of chicken recipes.

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Jenn March 15, 2017 - 6:17 pm

This is one of my very favorite meals to order when we go out to eat. I’m not sure I will ever make it for myself because I enjoy it so much when we go out.

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Pam March 15, 2017 - 7:19 pm

I really enjoy chicken Marsala but I have never made it at home before. I had no idea that it was so easy.

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Bella March 15, 2017 - 8:04 pm

This looks like such a great dinner recipe! I have never attempted to make chicken marsala on my own but I’d love to try.

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Michelle March 15, 2017 - 9:45 pm

I’m a vegetarian but my husband is not. He would absolutely love it if I made this chicken marsala recipe for him. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

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Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy March 16, 2017 - 12:49 am

This looks so delicious. I’ve never tried Chicken Marsala before, but it looks heavenly. I know what you mean about buying chicken cutlets over the breasts so you can skip a step or two.

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Danik March 16, 2017 - 7:12 am

Now we are talking. I love Chicken Marsala and I am the same as you now. Why pay thousands in a restaurant when we can make it at home 😀 Great read and now I want some. Looks so yummy I need it in my tummy (oh…and the wine!!!! hmmmmmm)

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Kita Bryant March 16, 2017 - 3:27 pm

I guess I never realized how easy this would be to make myself. I pretty much have all those ingredients at home already.

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Geronimo Theml March 16, 2017 - 3:48 pm

I love chicken, to be honest, I’m addicted! Hahaha
And I loved this recipe, I love cooking for my wife and I’m going to do it.

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Tamara Bowman March 16, 2017 - 4:10 pm

This looks absolutely delicious! It doesn’t sound hard to make at all, either!

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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen March 19, 2017 - 3:58 am

You make Chicken Marsala sound so easy to make! I will try it this weekend, I hope I can buy marsala wine.

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Garf March 20, 2017 - 11:04 am

This is perfect for dinner tonight. I am thawing some chicken and can’t decide how I am going to fix it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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adriana March 24, 2017 - 1:19 pm

This looks amazing!! My mom makes chicken marsala too and it’s the best! Such a delicious meal.

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