Chicken Marsala - Restaurant Style

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"A really yummy Marsala Chicken that utilizes some great ingredients, enhancing this dish."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (475.9 g)
  • Calories 648.9
  • Total Fat - 30.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 195.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1660.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 63.9 g
  • Calcium - 114.1 mg
  • Iron - 4.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a small bowl, combine flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon pepper, marjoram or oregano, and ground fennel. Stir to blend. Transfer to a pie plate. Coat both sides of the chicken breasts, shaking off the excess. Set aside on wax paper.

Step 2

In a large saute pan or skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over high heat until the surface shimmers. Add the chicken and brown on one side for 4-5 minutes.

Step 3

Turn the chicken , using tongs, and cook on the second side until golden brown on the outside and opaque throughout, 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and keep warm in a low oven until ready to serve.

Step 4

Heat the same pan, over medium heat, and saute the pancetta until crisp, 5-6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels and drain.

Step 5

Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil to the pan and saute the mushrooms until they begin to brown, 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and shallots and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 6

Add the Marsala wine and stir to scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the stock, tomato paste, and pancetta. Simmer to reduce the sauce until thickened.

Step 7

Add the balsamic vinegar and juices accumulated on the plate holding the chicken.

Step 8

Remove from heat and whisk in the butter 1 tablespoon at a time. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in minced parsley.

Step 9

To serve, place each chicken breast on a plate and cover with sauce. Garnish with parsley sprigs and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


7 Reviews


Loved the additions you added to enhance the flavor of the chicken. It added so much to the overall taste of this dish! I served it alongside some Alfredo noodles and an added salad too. So good!


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(3 Dec 2020)

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Top Notch all the way! I guess that means 5 stars but would give more if I could! Rich, flavorful and totally delicious sauce and tender, juicy chicken. Great combination!


(4 Apr 2020)


One of my favorite meals to prepare and eat. Super delicious and a big 5 stars all the way!


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(12 Sep 2019)


Ten Stars! Delicious. I cut chicken back to serve 2 but made the whole amount of sauce, because I just knew it would be good, and I was right! I liked the ground fennel in the flour, gave chicken a nice flavor.


review by:
(14 Jul 2019)


Delicious! Chicken Marsala is one of my favorite dishes and this one is a real winner. The sauce is so flavorful and the chicken was very tender. This is an easy dish to make, but is definitely company worthy. Thank you for sharing this wonderful is definitely a keeper! **Made for Susie's World Tour 2019 - Italy**


review by:
(3 Jul 2019)


Excellent chicken marsala recipe! The sauce is outstanding and was terrific served over the chicken and rice. This is a winner!!


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(7 Jun 2019)