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Easy chicken Marsala recipe: Italian cuisine you can make at home

CHicken Marsala
CHicken Marsala
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Chicken Marsala is one of those Italian dishes that most people love to eat but are terrified to cook. The taste is so exquisite, you really can’t imagine doing it justice in your own kitchen. This recipe for Chicken Marsala will change that notion forever.

The fanciest of the ingredients is Marsala wine; therefore it’s not too intimidating from the start. The hardest part of the directions is waiting for it to finish cooking, so that you may serve and eat it!

Easy Chicken Marsala recipe


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour for coating
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry


  1. In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper and oregano. Coat chicken pieces in flour mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter in oil over medium heat.
  3. Place chicken in the pan, and lightly brown.
  4. Turn over chicken pieces, and add mushrooms. Pour in wine and sherry.
  5. Cover skillet; simmer chicken 10 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

(This recipe was kindly provided by the Dawson family)

Editor’s Notes:

  • To make the flour mixture easier: put the ingredients in a zip top plastic bag. Put pounded pieces of chicken in to toss 1 at a time. Saves time on clean up.
  • Don't be afraid to double the sauce portion of the recipe; you will not be sorry.
  • If you don’t have or don’t like cooking sherry, just up the Marsala wine to ¾ cup.
  • Feel free to add some sliced onions or garlic in with the mushrooms.
  • If you have a tough time cutting mushrooms, put them in your hard-boiled egg slicer.
  • This meal is fabulous over rice, orzo, noodles or pasta.

As you can see, making Chicken Marsala as good as your favorite Italian restaurant is not that difficult. This recipe is filled with all sorts of culinary magic that will delight the taste buds of everyone at your dinner table. So give it a try and tell us what you think!


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