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Creamy Chicken Marsala

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This recipe for Creamy Chicken Marsala is so easy to make and tastes like it came from a fancy restaurant! Everyone will love the tender chicken and deliciously creamy mushroom sauce that’s full of authentic Italian flavor!



  • 2 pounds chicken breast, cut in half lengthwise if thick
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup flour, plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • 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


  1. Start by seasoning both sides of the chicken breasts generously on both sides with salt, pepper and the garlic powder.
  2. Add the 1/2 cup of flour to a shallow plate or a resealable bag and coat the chicken completely, shaking off the excess flour.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Add the onions, garlic and rosemary to the mushrooms, cooking for 3-4 minutes longer until the onions have softened. Sprinkle in the remaining tablespoon of flour and stir into the mushrooms for 1 minute.
  6. 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 while whisking to prevent lumps from the flour, then let the marsala reduce for 1-2 minutes until it’s almost evaporated.
  7. Pour in the chicken broth and cream then stir or whisk to combine.
  8. Add the chicken breasts and any juices from the plate to the skillet, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  9. Taste the sauce for seasonings, adjust with more salt and pepper if needed and serve with chopped parsley for garnish.

Recipe Notes

• The sauce will thicken more as it cools

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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