Here is my one-pot paleo recipe for traditional chicken Marsala! Great dish for entertaining and preparing in advance, stress-free.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
38 mins
53 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Slice chicken breasts in half widthwise using a sharp knife. Cover with plastic wrap; pound with the flat side of a meat mallet to 1/4-inch thickness. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 teaspoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 3 chicken pieces; cook until golden, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a large platter. Cook remaining chicken pieces in batches, adding 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 teaspoons butter for each batch.

  • Cook and stir shallot and prosciutto in the hot skillet until shallots soften, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms; cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in Marsala wine; cook until slightly reduced. Pour in chicken stock; simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.

  • Stir 1 tablespoon butter into the skillet. Return chicken to the skillet; simmer until heated through, about 1 minute. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Cook's Note:

If making ahead, prepare the chicken through step 2 and refrigerate in a baking dish. When ready to serve, cook remaining ingredients, pour over chicken in the baking dish and bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

523 calories; protein 39.7g 80% DV; carbohydrates 7.2g 2% DV; fat 33.2g 51% DV; cholesterol 130.2mg 43% DV; sodium 592.8mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Very easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
Super simple and full of flavor. I do not follow the Paleo diet and did serve this over pasta for my husbands sake but my review is not based off of the pasta. I went on a group lunch at work to an Italian restaurant where I only got soup and salad but most of my coworkers got chicken marsala. I had made it before but it had been quite some time so I got a wild hair to make it again that night for dinner. This was excellent! It does take a little time and pampering but it is worth it. The sauce is so rich and full of flavor. The one thing I thought it could have used was a little tang to give it some zip so I might try adding some capers next time. Regardless this was excellent as written. I promise you won't be disappointed! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. Read More