Classic Chicken Marsala

Chicken marsala recipe

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
404 Calories
18g Fat
11g Carbs
46g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 404
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 554mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 603mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You will not believe how quick and easy it is to prepare this delicious chicken Marsala recipe. This recipe contains boneless chicken breasts, some basil, and Marsala fortified wine. This is an elegant dish for a family meal or special occasion. Dry Marsala wine is preferred but feel free to use a sweet Marsala wine.

The chicken is wonderful served with hot cooked angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti and a tossed salad or green vegetables. For extra color and flavor, add a few sliced green onions or fresh chopped Italian parsley to the skillet near the end of the cooking time. This is a dish you will make again and again.

Other similar recipes include: Creamy chicken Marsala
with mozzarella cheese​ and the top 48 best boneless chicken breast recipes​.


  • 4 (5-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 4 to 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for chicken marsala recipe
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  2. Place a chicken breast half between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound gently to an even thickness of about 1/4 inch.

    Place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap
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  3. Alternatively, if the chicken breasts are quite large, slice each horizontally to make 2 cutlets. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.

    Chicken breasts on cutting board
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  4. Combine flour, salt, pepper, and basil in a wide, shallow bowl; mix well.

    Combine flour
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  5. Heat the oil and butter in a heavy, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

    Heat butter in pan
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  6. Dredge the chicken pieces in the seasoned flour mixture.

    Flour on chicken
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  7. Arrange the chicken in the skillet and cook until lightly browned on the first side—about 2 to 3 minutes. ​

    Arrange chicken in skillet
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  8. Turn chicken and add mushrooms around the chicken pieces. 

    Turn chicken
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  9. Cook about 2 minutes longer, until lightly browned; stir the mushrooms.

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  10. Add the Marsala wine to pan. ​

    Add marsala wine
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  11. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 minutes.

    Chicken in pan
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  12. Serve this easy chicken with hot cooked pasta, mashed potatoes, or rice.


  • If the chicken breast halves are large enough to make 2 cutlets, you might need only 2 or 3 for 4 servings.