Chicken Marsala on white serving platter

Chicken Marsala

An impressive, yet easy, recipe for homemade Chicken Marsala that rivals any restaurant out there. Pair this Chicken Marsala recipe with roasted asparagus, and you have an show-stopping, delicious meal.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Marsala
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Soaking Mushrooms: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 271kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 oz wild dried mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 pound of chicken cutlets or chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme removed from stem and chopped--about 2 teaspoons
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter optional


  • Submerge the mushrooms in 1 1/2 cups hot water for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. (Do not discard the liquid).
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Dredge the chicken cutlets into flour that has been seasoned with 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Shake off excess flour.
  • Sear the chicken on each side for 3-4 minutes, until browned.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet.
  • Add the Marsala wine to the skillet and bring to a boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes, while scraping off the browned bits of chicken.
  • Add the mushrooms, stock from the hydrated mushrooms, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, seared chicken and thyme. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove 2 tablespoons cooking liquid and whisk in cornstarch with the liquid. Whisk cornstarch mixture back into pan along with butter (if using). Stir until sauce is thickened, 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken with the Marsala Sauce.


Nutrition Facts
Chicken Marsala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 485mg14%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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