How to Make the Best Chicken Marsala

This Chicken Marsala recipe is a simple, but delicious one. This recipe serves 2 but can be scaled to feed as many as you need using simple math.

How do I make this the best Chicken Marsala recipe? you ask. The key is in the moistness of the chicken enhanced by the Marsala wine. Take care to not burn the chicken and it will be perfect. The Marsala wine can be dry or sweet, just pick your favorite type of wine and fave fun with it. Make it your own. Adjust the seasonings or even add some cayenne pepper, dried oregano or dried thyme to the recipe. I personally love the aroma of the oregano and thyme.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • flour, spread on a plate
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 pound of mushrooms (I find that cremini, oyster or shiitake mushrooms taste the best.)
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Chopped chives, for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil in large saute pan over medium-high heat.
  2. When the oil is hot, coat both sides of the chicken breasts in flour, shake off excess flour and place carefully in the saute pan.
  3. Saute chicken, turning once, until lightly browned on both sides, taking care to not let it burn.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a plate and reserve.
  5. Drain all but a little bit of the oil and add the mushrooms. (if you do not like mushrooms Don't worry, just leave them out.)
  6. Saute the mushrooms until they begin to release their juices (they look as if they are just beginning to wilt).
  7. Add the Marsala wine, using a wooden spoon, scrape loose all of the brown residue on the bottom and sides of the pan.
  8. Add the butter, the chicken broth, salt and pepper (to taste).
  9. Cook until the liquid is reduced by half, approximately 5 minutes.
  10. Place the chicken breasts back in the pan and cook until heated through.
  11. Transfer the chicken breasts to warm serving plates, pour the sauce in the pan over the chicken and serve with your choice of noodles. (Linguine is just wonderful.)
  12. Garnish with the chopped chives.

Marsala Wine:

Marsala comes in a variety of choices, from sweet to dry. If you have time prior to creating your dish, try to taste several varieties and see which one you prefer. This will make your Chicken Marsala even more enjoyable.

Users Reading this article are also interested in:
Top Searches on Chicken Recipes:
How To Make Chicken Marsala Chicken Marsala Recipe
About The Author, Alisa Goldenberg
For this and more chicken recipes please visit

Alisa Goldenberg is a recent transplant to Canada and loves to cook. She will create dishes and "test" them on her family and friends. She has created to share these recipes with the world. These recipes are compiled from family, friends and old favorites. Please contact Alisa if you have any questions, would like to request more information or a recipe.