Elegant Chicken Marsala Recipe
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Elegant Chicken Marsala Recipe

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A delicate wine sauce tops lightly breaded chicken for a truly elegant, restaurant-quality meal that will delight family and friends alike. —Cher Schwartz, Ellisville, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup marsala wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 281 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 lean meat, 3 fat


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, two pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in oil for 3-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Add the wine, parsley and rosemary. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Serve with chicken; sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Marsala in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p25

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"Great recipe. I added a little extra oil when cooking the chicken and cooked the mushrooms in there afterwards. I also marinated the chicken in italian dressing from olive garden for about 15 minutes after flattening it. Will definitely use this again."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"This dish is amazing! I also added garlic when cooking the chicken. Very easy to make. Served over egg noodles. Everyone enjoyed!"

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"very good , i cut the chicken into bite size pieces and also add onions , and used Sherry instead of Marsala , gave it a sweet flavor ...."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014

"Still searching for a Chicken Marsala recipe that I really like"

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"So delicious and so easy to prepare! I double the ingredients for the sauce and serve it over angel hair pasta."

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