The Ultimate Chicken Marsala recipe is am easy chicken recipe with real marsala wine

The Ultimate Chicken Marsala

The Ultimate Chicken Marsala is our favorite chicken marsala recipe ever! We love the creamy sauce that this chicken recipe is simmered in, with lots of marsala wine!

Chicken Marsala goes so well with crispy Shoestring French Fries for soaking up all the creamy marsala sauce! Another great side is Stick of Butter Mashed Potatoes or our popular Spicy Mushroom Rice.

The Ultimate Chicken Marsala recipe is a chicken breast recipe with mushrooms and marsala wine

Chicken recipes like this Ultimate Chicken Marsala are the best kinds of recipes to have in your back pocket.

They’re the kinds of recipes that seem like they took you a lot longer than they did, and the taste is out of this world. Whether it’s for a family dinner, a date night at home or a dinner party, this chicken marsala recipe is the one you need!

The Ultimate Chicken Marsala recipe has a creamy marsala sauce with mushrooms

How To Make The Best Chicken Marsala

There are a few tips here in my opinion for making The Ultimate Chicken Marsala, well, ultimate.

First you need to check out the size of your chicken breast. If the chicken breasts that you’re using are really thick, slice them in half lengthwise so you end up with a thinner chicken breast.

The Ultimate Chicken Marsala recipe is a chicken breast recipe that starts by browning the chicken

The next crucial step is browning the mushrooms well. Making sure the mushrooms get browned nicely adds so much flavor to this chicken marsala recipe, you don’t want to skip it. 10 minutes or so is all you’ll need to get them good and browned.

The Ultimate Chicken Marsala recipe starts with browned mushrooms

Finally, you need to buy yourself real Marsala wine, not the cooking wine form the grocery store. All those experts out there will tell you to use dry Marsala, not sweet Marsala but honestly I use whatever I have.

Both work out just fine, as long as it’s real Marsala wine.


Can You Make Chicken Marsala Ahead Of Time?

Absolutely. Sometimes I think it tastes even better! I like to make this chicken marsala recipe and let it cool down right in the skillet, then get it in the fridge.

That way I can put the skillet right back on the stove top when it’s time for dinner! If you’re marsala sauce gets too thick on you when you’re reheating you can add another splash of chicken broth or cream. (Or Both)

The Ultimate Chicken Marsala recipe is an easy chicken recipe simmered in a creamy marsala sauce

Looking For More Easy Chicken Recipes?

We know you guys are always looking for awesome chicken recipes like The Ultimate Chicken Marsala! Here are some of our favorite easy chicken recipes!

Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Our Favorite Chicken Recipes

Caramelized Onion Chicken Thighs

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

The Ultimate Chicken Marsala recipe is am easy chicken recipe with real marsala wine


The Ultimate Chicken Marsala recipe is am easy chicken recipe with real marsala wine

The Ultimate Chicken Marsala

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American


This delicious chicken marsala recipe is always on our dinner menu! The creamy marsala sauce made with real marsala wine can’t be beat!


2 pounds chicken breast, cut in half lengthwise if thick

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup flour

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

10 ounces button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

1/2 cup diced onion

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary

1/2 cup marsala wine

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

1/4 cup heavy cream

Chopped parsley for garnish


Start by seasoning both sides of the chicken breasts with the salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Add the flour to a shallow plate or a resealable bag and coat the chicken completely, shaking off the excess flour.

Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat then add the chicken breasts in a single layer to brown. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until nicely browned, then remove to a plate and cover with foil.

Add the butter to the same skillet, then add the mushrooms, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to and cook for 7-8 minutes until nicely browned.

Add the onions, garlic and rosemary to the mushrooms, cooking for 3-4 minutes longer until the onions have softened.

Carefully pour in the marsala wine to deglaze the pan, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. Bring to a boil then let the marsala reduce for 1-2 minutes until it’s barley there.

Pour in the chicken broth and cream then stir to combine.

Add the chicken breasts and any juices from the plate to the skillet, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

Taste the sauce for seasonings, adjust with more salt and pepper if needed and serve with chopped parsley for garnish.


• The sauce will thicken more as it cools

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4 Responses

    1. The sauce will thicken as it simmers and also once it cools a bit, but yes it should be on the thicker side, not as thick as a gravy though. Did you let the marsala reduce first?

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