Chicken Marsala Recipe – Easy, Elegant & Extremely Yummy!

Chicken Marsala Recipe

Chicken Marsala Recipe – Easy, Elegant & Extremely Yummy!

Oh! Lookie there. I’m going to consume more wine! Go figure! (what??) Typically, white wine is my favorite. Red’s tend to be a bit too dry for my drinking style so I cook with them. Last week, we popped open a really nice bottle of Daniel Gehrs Chenin Blanc. It was a bronze medal winning wine, so I really had high hopes for it. It was… OK. Not bad by any means but a bit on the dry side for me. So, naturally I’m not going to toss it (waste wine = a crime) But, what to make… We had a Chicken Marsala Recipe stashed in the box and thought, why not. Obviously.

If I Don’t Use Marsala Wine Am I Still Allowed To Call This a Chicken Marsala Recipe?

Hell yes! My kitchen, my rules. Your kitchen your rules! And… WINE!!! Really, it’s the chicken, mushroom, wine combo that makes this a Chicken Marsala Recipe, right? Or is that just me?? OK wait, there’s 1 exception to this rule. Never, ever, ever, NEVER use cooking wine! Blech! You can even pop into Trader Joe’s and spend $3.99 on a decent white wine and use that. Anything but cooking wine is A OK. (and don’t let anyone convince you different!) Enough chatter, on with the show.

Chicken Marsala Recipe


1/2 Cup Flour
2 1/2 TBS Paprika
2 TBS Salt
1 TBS Garlic Powder
1 TBS Pepper
1 TBS Oregano
2 (6 ounces) Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (cut in halves & pounded)
1 TBS Olive Oil
4 TBS Butter (real butter, not margarine)
3 cups Mushrooms (sliced)
1 Cup White Wine (Marsala, or… whatever. NOT cooking wine! Blech!)
1 Cup Chicken Stock
Fresh Chopped Chives (garnish)

Chicken Marsala Recipe


In a shallow bowl (I use a pie plate, it’s perfect!) combine the flour with all the seasonings. Use a fork to toss it around a bit and combine thoroughly. Dredge the chicken breast in the seasoned flour mixture. Give it a little ‘shake’ to remove any clumps of flour. In a large skillet heat olive oil  (medium-high heat) until hot (not smoking) Add 1 TBS of  butter and cook the chicken breasts until they are a nice golden brown on both sides. Remove from pan, place on a plate and set aside. Add 1 TBS of remaining butter to the same pan.

Chicken Marsala Recipe

Drop in the mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently. (approx. 1-2 minutes) Add your WINE!!! of choice and bring to a boil. When the wine is reduced by half, add chicken stock. Cook until sauce has become slightly thick. Lower your heat to medium, return the chicken to the pan. Cook thoroughly(no pink!! no runny juice!!) The sauce will thickened even more. Add remaining 2 TBS of butter. Salt & pepper, to taste. Garnish with your chopped chives and serve!


Yes, there’s quite a few steps in this process, but they are really simple ones. Don’t be all intimidated by the fancy name… Marsala. This Chicken Marsala Recipe is really easy! It sounds very elegant and it is extremely yummy!! Even the kids can help!

Chicken Marsala Recipe

How’s this:

“Honey, I made a fancy, Italian Chicken Marsala Recipe for dinner tonight. I slaved all day over the hot stove (30 minutes, maybe) and now. I’m going to rest (watch TV, read, take a bubble bath, drink more WINE!!) and you shall wash the dishes, bathe the kids and then mop the floor. You’re welcome.


  1. Samantha Feuss says

    i think i will make this tomorrow

  2. Totally agree about cooking wine…yuck! This looks so yummy!

  3. That looks really good! I wish my family like mushrooms because I would be making it tonight!

  4. You used a very good bottle of wine to prepare this dish! It’s been a while since I’ve made Chicken Marsala. I’m inspired!

    • Grandma Juice says

      I said I used an awesome bottle! It won fancy awards and stuff… Just a wee bit too dry(ish) but still smooth. Since I have back up bottles, I figured some cooking would be super for it. I would have absolutely drank, drank, drunk it if I couldn’t have found a ‘fancy, elegant’ recipe befitting such a super bottle! 🙂

  5. mmmm! This looks delicious!! No cooking wine, right? LOL, you crack me up!

  6. Cindi Decker says

    Oh, this looks yummy. I’m going to make it soon and I won’t use cooking wine.

  7. That looks delicious!

  8. Love it! It looks delish

  9. I love how even your recipe posts totally crack me up 🙂

  10. I have heard of this but never had it or had a recipe for it. So glad you shared. It sounds delicious

  11. This looks delicious, will have to add it to my must try list of recipes. 🙂

  12. Yum–I love this dish and have been looking for a good recipe! thanks for sharing

  13. This looks yummy, on next weeks menu

  14. That looks delicious and easy to make! I’m totally going to have to try it!

  15. Thanks for sharing, I can always use new chicken recipes!

  16. Yum! I’ve never made ChickenMarsala before… you’ve inspired me!

  17. my kids LOVE helping me beat the snot out of chicken breast, too! And anything that allows wine drinking sounds good to me!

  18. Recipes like this make me almost regret loving my mushroom-hating fiance. 🙂 Looks and sounds delish!

  19. It looks AMAZING! My hubby hates ‘shrooms but I love ’em. And wine makes everything better! Sometimes I even cook with it!

  20. Oh wow, it’s only breakfast and I’m craving this now! Time to dig around in my freezer for some chicken!

  21. That does look yummy! I love mushrooms!

  22. Yum! My munchkin is on a HUGE chicken-kick. Might just have to try this for him soon! 🙂

  23. Love Chicken Marsala, but I’ve never made it myself. I’ve always just ordered it in restaurants. I’ll have to try this recipe… seems easy enough!

  24. Looks yummy yummy! Will have to put it on my menu soon – thanks for sharing. The pictures make my mouth water (and its breakfast time!)

  25. I make veal Marsala all the time since my hubby is Italian. Chicken Marsala is much the same recipe. Looks good and love how your lil guy is helping.

  26. Looks YUMMY!! Chicken Marsala is one of my faves but I have never made it before!

  27. Yummy!

  28. Thank you for the recipe. My husband loves this.

  29. Except for the mushrooms this looks great!

  30. Switch regular flour to gluten free flour and this looks really good. A lot more work than I tend to put into my meals on a daily basis, but perfect for a special night.

  31. nicole barr says

    looks delicious

  32. My husband likes Chicken Marsala, I’ll have to make this for him sometime.

  33. This looks really good! I’m not a fan of mushrooms, but still!

  34. Your meals always make me hungry. I’m going to have to make this. Not sure if I can trick the hubby into thinking I spent all day tho, He knows I’m a power multitasker, Lol. Make a post on tricking husbands.

  35. That looks so good. Definitely have to try your recipe!

  36. looks amazing and just made realize I didn’t eat dinner tonight!

  37. That looks so delicious! You always have such great dinner recipes!

  38. Now this is one of those meals I tend to stay away from because I figured it’s too complicated but your recipe seems pretty easy. And I stay away from cooking wine too so again, I like your recipe.

  39. Ruth Reynolds says

    this looks great. makes me hungry looking at it

  40. I would love to make this but my family has something against mushrooms. Maybe I will just try it and see how it goes!

  41. My husband loves this dish. Will have to try it

  42. Rachael Henzman says

    Wow this sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!!!

  43. I’m with you on the yuk factor of cooking wine! ….and this recipe looks really good. I like the timeframe (30 minutes – wow) …..It’s in the vault. 🙂

  44. This looks so good I’m definitely going to make this soon Thanks for the recipe

  45. Looks good!

  46. This is going into my meal planner for sure. Everyone will like this dish!

  47. This sounds and looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

  48. Leslie Galloway says

    hehe, you crack me up talking about what wine to use. Cooking wine is so worthless in this day and age. You can totally get good wine for what that stuff costs. This sounds yummy… might sub it in for the chicken parm I was planning for this week.

  49. Biku Toria says

    I love Chicken Marsala, and your recipe sounds great! Thanks for sharing; now I have an extra dinner idea for this week!

  50. Never, ever utter the phrase ‘toss the wine’ again! Whenever I get a bad wine I make my husband drink it to get drunk after he is buzzed. 😉

  51. Aww man, who doesn’t love an easy recipe?! I’d have to skip the mushrooms though. LOL

  52. This looks yummy, chicken meals are my meals of choice. I usually cook with cooking wine otherwise my husband drinks my meal, thanks for me know its not good.

  53. Sacha Schroeder says

    I am going to make this. LOOKS AMAZING!

  54. Joanne Gregory says

    Looks great! I’ll give it a try.

  55. Easy and yummy…that’s all I needed to hear! Thanks 🙂

  56. sharon cowles says

    An easy peasy recipe.. I love these kind… love the comment.. My kitchen .. My rules… Your Kitchen .. your rules.. my sister and I were giggling in her kitchen when I was reading the recipe to her..

  57. This sounds not too difficult. That means I might be able to accomplish this. Might. We’ll see. I don’t think I’ll use the Gehrs, though. That’s a TAD high-priced for this recipe. Where’s that cooking wine? Hmmm….

  58. mary fanara coleman says

    I’ve been looking for a good recipe for chicken marsala and this one looks good.

  59. This looks very yummy!

  60. Looks like an easy recipe which doesn’t take that long. I will try this soon. Thanks.

  61. Thanks for the recipe. I will make this tomorrow

  62. I wonder how Marsala is for drinking? I’ve never tried it. I have a few yummy looking recipes bookmarked that call for it – including this one, now!

  63. Stephanie Phelps says

    Although I do not drink I do actually buy wine for cooking with and this is a keeper I loved the recipe and I loved that your son helped you!

  64. I will be making this! It looks sooo good. Thanks for the sharing the recipe!

  65. Awesome recipe, thanks for sharing!

  66. mmmmm looks delicious…i’m always looking for new recipies. have a happy new year!

  67. I never knew that chicken marsala was so simple to prepare (well it seems that way at least) 🙂 I’ll attempt to make this dish for dinner some time soon and my family would be extremely surprised and happy. Thanks for the recipe, i’m not a great cook but with this recipe I may be 🙂

  68. Chicken marsala is my favorite dish, but I have never attempted to prepare it myself…. I always assumed it was really difficult to fix. I will have to give this a shot!

  69. Kelly Tanner says

    This looks like a delicious and quick recipe. I think my husband would be impressed, thanks!

  70. natalie nichols says

    OH yes. I’m definitely making this this weekend. Yum-O

  71. Sounds delicious, I must try it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  72. MD Kennedy says

    Love this recipe, but I am going to try it with tempeh instead of chicken!

  73. rosidentevil says

    I used cooking wine once – never again, it was like more salt than wine

  74. Lindsay C. says

    This looks really good! I’m going to try it out for my family 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  75. Betsy Barnes says

    This looks real good! I am going to have to make this soon 🙂

  76. Mmmm Yummy. One of my most favorite meals to serve dinner guests…. Gets rave reviews everytime!

  77. great recipe – looks easy

  78. Thanks for this wonderful recipe! I’ll have to give it a try!


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