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Chicken marsala with sliced mushrooms in a cast iron skillet
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4.75 from 20 votes

Classic Chicken Marsala

Satisfy your inner Italian with Classic Chicken Marsala, featuring pan-fried chicken in a Marsala reduction sauce. And get this, it’s ready in just 30 minutes! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Marsala
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 652kcal


  • 4 thin boneless skinless chicken breasts , or 2 thick breasts sliced in half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1 cup Marsala Wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 12 ounces cooked spaghetti pasta for serving (optional)


  • Season chicken breasts* with salt and pepper. Spread flour out onto a plate or shallow bowl. Dip chicken breasts into flour to coat and shake off excess flour. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in chicken breasts and sear on each side until golden brown and cooked through, about 7 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside while you make sauce. Keep warm.
  • In the skillet used to make the chicken, heat another 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in mushrooms and saute until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add in garlic and cook 1 minute more. Pour in marsala wine and chicken broth Bring to a simmer and cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and add chicken back to the pan. Spoon some sauce and mushrooms over the top of the chicken breasts.
  • Serve chicken warm topped with mushroom marsala sauce. Chicken Marsala is often served over cooked spaghetti pasta.




*This recipe uses four thin chicken breasts. If your chicken breasts are large and thick, you can slice them in half lengthwise, turning two large chicken breasts into four.


Calories: 652kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 545mg | Potassium: 907mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 202IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg