This easy chicken marsala dish is a flavor-packed dish that has an incredible rich creamy sauce and tender mushrooms.
The chicken cooks to be juicy and packed with flavor. For the sauce, well it’s one of those sauces where you grab some bread to try and soak up as much of the sauce as it’s so delicious.
You can eat this chicken by itself, but you might need a bit more food. If you’re looking for ideas for extra side dishes, then consider something like noodles, pasta, sweet potato fries or even something like a potato mash.
Marsala wine can be dry or sweet, but for this dish, you will want to try and find the dry variety. You should be able to find this available at any good supermarket or wine vendor.
This dish is quite simple, you can alter it in several ways, but each will involve adding more and more work. If you have a variation on this dish that you would like to share, then please don’t hesitate to leave it in the comments below.
If you want to see how to cook this dish, then be sure to check out the video below. It goes through all the steps to making this delicious dish. Alternatively, you will find the full written recipe right underneath the video.
Easy Chicken Marsala Recipe
- 4 Tbsp butter, unsalted
- 2 chicken breasts, halved
- 4 shallots, diced
- 500g (1.1 lb) mushrooms
- ½ cup marsala wine
- 1 tsp oregano
- ½ cup cream
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- In a skillet pan over high heat, melt 2 Tbsp butter.
- Once the butter has melted, add the halved chicken breasts and brown for 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Remove the chicken from the pan and put to the side.
- Add 2 Tbsp of butter, mushrooms, and shallots to the pan. Cook until the mushrooms are lightly browned.
- Next, add the marsala wine and bring to a simmer. Scrape the bottom of the pan to get all the flavor.
- Add the cream and lemon juice, return to a simmer.
- Season with salt & pepper.
- Reheat the chicken in the pan for roughly 3-5 minutes.
- Serve & Enjoy
- Lightly coating the chicken breast in flour is a great way to help thicken the sauce up.
- If you’re a massive fan of the sauce, then you might want to double the amount for this dish. This recipe will produce just enough, but that might not be for some people.
- Use a meat thermometer if you're unsure whether the chicken is fully cooked. I have always found the chicken to be ready by the time I serve the meal.
- If you can’t get your hands on a dry marsala wine, then you can use sweet instead. The biggest difference is that the sauce will be sweeter. For some people, that’s not such a bad thing.
- The oregano can be left out or swapped for a different herb such as parsley. Dried herbs will work fine however fresh is always so much better.
- If you prefer to cook this dish low and slow, then you can cook chicken marsala in the slow cooker. It comes out surprisingly delicious.
If you're keeping an eye on what you eat then you will find the nutritional information below useful.
I don't account for any extras that you might have with the chicken marsala so don't forget to add them to your nutrition calculations.
Another creamy chicken recipe that I highly recommend trying is the creamy chicken skillet. It’s also paleo friendly, perfect if you’re trying to keep to a diet.
If you have some feedback, tips or anything else about this easy chicken marsala recipe then be sure to leave a comment below.