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Super Easy Chicken Marsala Recipe that will wow your guests and keep your family full and happy. Enjoy Sauteed tender and juicy chicken breasts in a savory marsala mushroom sauce made with Marsala wine. This chicken marsala recipe is super easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes.

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This healthy chicken marsala recipe is not only super quick to put together, but very tasty and filling, but it is also a delicious low-carb meal that’s perfect for those who are on the keto diet. Serve this easy and healthy chicken recipe with a side of veggies like broccoli and mashed potatoes. Want to keep this a completely low-carb meal? Make my cauliflower mash with it or you may serve it with Cauliflower rice!

Why you will love this recipe

  • So Tasty: Is chicken Marsala your favorite meal to order when you dine out? You can now enjoy the best chicken marsala recipe when you make this dish right at home. Enjoy tender chicken with each bite.
  • Easy to make: It really won’t take hours to make this meal. With just 10 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cooking time, this meal can be ready in just 30 minutes.
  • Meal-prep and family-friendly: Whether you are making this for your family or meal-prepping your meals ahead, You can’t go wrong with this meal.

Ingredients you will need

  • Chicken breasts: thinly sliced chicken breasts or chicken cutlets. You may use boneless and skinless chicken thighs or chicken tenderloins
  • Olive Oil: Or any oil of your choice
  • Salt and Black pepper to taste
  • Mushrooms: fresh or canned mushrooms
  • Chicken broth: If you only have vegetable broth you can use that instead
  • Marsala Cooking wine: Other wine choices can be white wine, dry marsala wine, or dessert wine.
  • Butter: any butter of your choice or use olive oil
  • Corn starch: Or use gluten-free flour or flour of your choice
  • Chopped Parsley: Use dried parsley, used to garnish.
close up image of sauteed chicken breasts topped with mushroom sauce

How to make this chicken Marsala Recipe

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan; place on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook until softened, 3-4 minutes. Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken broth and wine to the pan; bring to a simmer. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 2 teaspoons of water. Add the cornstarch to the pan and stir constantly until the sauce has just thickened.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and coat with the mushroom sauce. Top with parsley and serve.
 sauteed chicken breasts topped with mushroom sauce over a white skillet

Frequently asked questions

How do you thicken Chicken Marsala Wine Sauce?

Most times when you allow any sauce to simmer down it will start to thicken. But for optimal thickness and result for marsala sauce for your chicken marsala recipe, it is best to add a thickening agent like cornstarch, arrowroot powder, xanthan gum, or simply some whole wheat flour.

What can I use instead of cornstarch on keto?

If you are on a strict keto diet and would rather not use cornstarch in this chicken marsala recipe there are other options even though the amount used is very small. Consider using Arrowroot, Psyllium Husk, Xanthan Gum, ground Flaxseed, Almond meal, or Coconut flour.

Is cornstarch or flour better for thickening sauce?

Both cornstarch and flour can be used to thicken sauces, but they are slightly different. Cornstarch is a more powerful thickener when compared to flour and is also gluten-free, making it a good option for those with dietary restrictions. On the other hand, flour produces a thicker and more opaque sauce, and it adds a subtle flavor to the dish. Ultimately, the choice between cornstarch and flour depends on your personal preference and how thick you want the sauce.

What side dishes pair well with chicken marsala?

So many side dishes will work really well with this chicken marsala. Keeping in low carb some options would be zucchini noodles, roasted veggies, or my cauliflower mash recipe

Other side dishes to consider:

chicken marsala topped with mushrooms over a plate of mash potatoes

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5 from 16 votes

Easy Chicken Marsala

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
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Total: 30 minutes
close up image of sauteed chicken breasts topped with mushroom sauce
Sauteed chicken breasts in a savory marsala mushroom sauce.

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, thin
  • 2 Tsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cups Sliced mushrooms
  • ½ Cup Chicken broth
  • ½ Cup Marsala wine
  • 2 Tsp Butter
  • 1 Tsp Corn starch
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan; place on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook until softened, 3-4 minutes. Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken broth and wine to the pan; bring to a simmer. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 2 teaspoons water. Add the cornstarch to the pan and stir constantly until sauce has just thickened.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and coat with the mushroom sauce. Top with parsley and serve.

Notes

Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 26gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 269mgPotassium: 738mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 96IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was one of the few recipes that actually took the amount of time as advertised so it was ready in a short amount of time. It was easy, absolutely delicious, and will definitely be a keeper in my dinner rotation. My only question is: Why wasn’t the butter included in the directions? I used it to cook the mushrooms along with the remaining liquid in the pan after cooking the chicken.

  2. 5 stars
    This was one of the few recipes that actually took the amount of time as advertised so it was ready in a short amount of time. It was easy, absolutely delicious, and will definitely be a keeper in my dinner rotation. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    This was fantastic! Only thing is I did double the ingredients on the sauce because I like it extra saucy and I added more mushrooms. But absolutely delicious.