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20-Minute Easy Chicken Marsala

A classic and easy chicken marsala made in only 20 minutes all in one skillet. This is a dish full of flavor that can be served with vegetables or pasta!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Chicken Marsala, Chicken Marsala Sauce, Marsala Mushroom Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 364kcal
Author Blair Lonergan



  • Place about ½ cup of flour in a shallow bowl. Add salt and pepper; stir to combine.
  • Dredge the chicken through the flour mixture until coated on all sides. Shake off any excess flour. Set chicken aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the skillet and cook until lightly browned on both sides (about 3-5 minutes per side).
  • Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • Lower heat to medium. Place mushrooms in the skillet, stirring and cooking until tender (about 5-7 minutes).
  • Take the skillet off of the heat; add the wine and the chicken broth. Place the skillet back on medium heat, and stir to scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pan (this gives the sauce so much flavor!).
  • Add garlic and butter to the skillet. Simmer the sauce for about 5 minutes to allow it to reduce and thicken. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken back to the skillet and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh parsley.


Make Creamy Chicken Marsala
To make creamy chicken marsala simple add a splash of cream to the sauce after adding the garlic and butter. How much is up to you but to keep the marsala flavor prominent I'd go for around 2 tbsp of cream.
Tips For Making This Easy Chicken Marsala
  • Thin-sliced chicken breasts are a nice short-cut to save you a step in the preparation process. If you can’t find thin-sliced chicken breasts at your grocery store, just buy regular chicken breasts and cut them in half horizontally or place them between wax paper and pound flat with a wooden mallet.
  • Cooking for Two? I would suggest using just 1/2 lb. of chicken, while keeping the rest of the ingredients the same. You can never have too much of the delicious wine sauce!


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 650mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.9mg