Chicken Marsala


Chicken Marsala is an Italian-style recipe for tender pan-fried chicken breasts in a sweet Marsala wine and mushroom sauce. It's super quick and easy to make for a weeknight dinner AND sophisticated enough for company.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings

Chicken Marsala is a classic dish loaded with rich, meaty, and herbaceous flavor. A luscious mushroom wine sauce coats fried chicken breast for an unrivaled taste of Italian-inspired goodness. This mouthwatering recipe transforms common pantry ingredients into a show-stopping meal. Learn how to make the best Chicken Marsala right here.

What Is Chicken Marsala?

Chicken Marsala is a succulent dish that features thinly sliced pieces of pan-fried chicken breast and mushrooms in a reduced wine sauce. Its name comes from the fortified Italian wine used to give the dish its trademark deep, nutty, and slightly sweet flavor.

How to Make Chicken Marsala

Make a restaurant-quality chicken dish at home in just 30 minutes. You'll find the full recipe below with step-by-step instructions, but here's what you can expect when you make this top-rated recipe:

Begin by coating chicken in a seasoned flour mixture. Cook chicken breast in a large skillet over medium heat until lightly brown. Add mushrooms, wine, and sherry to the mix before covering the skillet and simmering for around 10 minutes.

What to Serve With Chicken Marsala

This family-friendly chicken recipe pairs well with many side dishes. Try a cheesy risotto or Tuscan white beans for a full Italian meal, or opt for classic dinner rolls. Any way you serve it, this decadent Chicken Marsala is sure to be a hit.

Can You Freeze Chicken Marsala?

If you want to enjoy your delicious leftovers later, pour Chicken Marsala in a freezer pan and save for up to two months. Thaw in the refrigerator, and reheat in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F for best results.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This recipe is quick and easy to make," shares home cook Craig. "I added sliced onions and halved plum tomatoes. Served over a bed of white rice. Delicious."

"Our new go-to meal!" raves reviewer Kelley. "We could not find Marsala wine so substituted port wine instead - delish! Plus, I added way more mushrooms!"

"I removed the chicken from the pan while making the sauce and added a little half and half to it to make it creamy," says Jillian. "It turned out great - this is a definite keeper!"

Editorial contributions by Rai Mincey


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour for coating

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded 1/4 inch thick

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

  • ½ cup Marsala wine

  • ¼ cup cooking sherry


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make chicken marsala.

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  2. In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper and oregano.

    Flour, salt, pepper and oregano whisked together in a bowl.

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  3. Coat chicken pieces in flour mixture.

    Chicken coated in flour mixture.

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  4. In a large skillet, melt butter in oil over medium heat. Place chicken in the pan, and lightly brown.

    Butter and oil in a skillet.

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    Chicken lightly browning in butter and oil.

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  5. Turn over chicken pieces, and add mushrooms. Pour in wine and sherry.

    Mushrooms, wine and sherry added to chicken in the skillet.

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  6. Cover skillet; simmer chicken 10 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

    Chicken and mushrooms after they've been simmering.

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  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

    Close up image of chicken marsala with mushrooms and sauce in a metal pan


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

448 Calories
27g Fat
13g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 448
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 543mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 411mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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