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Chicken Smothered with Marsala Mushrooms and Parsley

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Chicken Smothered with Marsala Mushrooms and Parsley is an easy chicken marsala recipe.  These chicken cutlets are easily sauteed in a skillet until golden brown, then smothered with Marsala wine, mushrooms, and parsley.   A fabulous, healthy version, and one-skillet meal with savory flavors that’s quick to whip up; and helps me make dinner a snap!

 

If you know me, then you’ll know that I adore easy one-skillet dishes like this one.  I am usually, and sometimes mostly – pressed for time, and need to make dinner in a hurry.

Chicken Smothered with Marsala Mushrooms and Parsley

This recipe turns boring chicken cutlets into something exciting! 

Using thin chicken cutlets is what helps me get this dish done faster.  No need to pound them.

For me, chicken cutlets cook up quickly.  Although you can make this dish using chicken thighs, or chicken breasts, keep in mind you will need more cooking time to fully cook the chicken.

Chicken smothered with Marsala wine, mushrooms and parsley is a simple recipe and one I know you will love!

 

Chicken Marsala in 3 Easy Steps!

  • First, we need to rinse and drain the mushrooms and set them aside.  Then prep the chicken cutlets, cutting each one into pieces. 

  • Next, we cook the mushrooms first, then we saute the chicken. 

  • Finally, the two are joined together and finished off with some marsala wine, chicken broth, and lots of fresh parsley.  Simmered for a few minutes more, and dinner is ready in 15 minutes!

What is Chicken Marsala?

Chicken Marsala is a classic Italian dish served in most Italian restaurants.  It is a dish made with tender pieces of chicken and it’s served with a rich mushroom and Marsala sauce.  And sometimes it’s served over pasta.  

What is Marsala?

Marsala is an Italian fortified wine with a long shelf life, and it’s the secret ingredient in many different sauces.  But look for good quality Marsala wine and skip the ones labeled “cooking wine.”  It makes a huge difference in flavor, no question.  

 

 

 

Chicken Smothered with Marsala Mushrooms and Parsley by 2sistersercipes.com

Chicken Smothered with Marsala, Mushrooms and Parsley Make a Terrific Meal. 

Every time I make this chicken marsala dish, my family comes running to the table and they can’t wait to eat. 

It’s a very light dish, not heavy, and SO delicious!  The chicken is insanely tender and the rich sauce along with the mushrooms and fresh parsley add another level of flavor and round out this dish. 

Serve with a green salad on the side to compliment the meal.  But, it’s even better if you serve this chicken marsala dish with creamy mashed potatoes so you can soak up some of that delicious marsala gravy. 

Trust me.  This dish is so… amazing!   

Oh and don’t forget a great bottle of wine! …then it’s perfect!

ENJOY!!

 

 

 

So let’s Make Chicken Marsala…

*Full recipe card below!

Ingredients Needed for Chicken Smothered with Marsala:

  •  extra virgin olive oil 

  • butter 

  • garlic cloves 

  • crushed red pepper flakes

  • white mushrooms or any mushrooms sliced

  • salt and black pepper

  • fresh parsley 

  • skinless thin chicken cutlets (about 5 to 6 cutlets)

  • all-purpose flour  (or GF )

  • Marsala wine 

  • chicken or vegetable broth

DIRECTIONS:

1.  First, rinse the mushrooms, drain, and set them aside.  Next, prepare the chicken.  Rinse each chicken cutlet and cut each one in half or into thirds, depending on its size.  Then set aside.

rinsing mushrooms and cutting chicken cutlets on board, by 2sistersrecipes.com

2.  In a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter.  Heat over medium heat, until butter is melted.  Add the garlic and red pepper flakes.  Sauté garlic for about 1 minute. 

3.  Add the mushrooms and salt and sauté the mushrooms for about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, and until they are golden.   

 Mushrooms in a skillet by 2sistersrecipes.com

4.  Add 2 tablespoon of Marsala wine, and simmer for 1 minute.  Sprinkle and stir some chopped parsley on top, and turn off the heat.  Transfer mushrooms into a dish or bowl and set them aside.

 

Chicken Smothered with Marsala Mushrooms and Parsley. by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

4.  Place flour into a small plate.  Set aside.

5.  In the same large skillet, heat additional olive oil and butter over medium heat.  Take each chicken cutlet and place into the flour, one at a time, and gently coat both sides with flour.  Shake off excess.  Transfer each one into the heated skillet.

 

Chicken sauteing in a skillet by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

6.  Sauté the chicken for about 2 minutes on each side, or until chicken is fully cooked.  Add salt and pepper to taste and some fresh parsley.

7.  Transfer the mushrooms mixture back into the skillet and over the chicken.  Add in the remaining Marsala wine, and simmer on low heat for about 1 minute.  Take a wooden spoon and gently stir while scraping the bottom of the pan, to deglaze the dish.

 

Chicken Smothered with Marsala Mushrooms and Parsley. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

8.   Finally, add the chicken broth and cover with a lid.  Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Top with some fresh parsley.  Remove and transfer to a serving platter.  Garnish with more fresh parsley on top. Serve immediately.  Time: 15 minutes.  Serves 4.

 

Cook’s Notes and Tips!

  • It’s best to rinse and drain your mushrooms before using them.   They will always come with some soil or sand on them.  

  • Keep in mind, mushrooms will release a lot of liquid and moisture into the skillet while you are cooking them.  And that’s ok.   You will need to continue to simmer them until all the excess liquid has been absorbed.  Then add the Marsala wine to the mushrooms. 

  • Also, I added 1/8 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, giving this dish a little more heat.  But you can reduce that amount to about a pinch or two.  And that will be fine.

  • Want more sauce or gravy?  Sure!  Just add an additional 1/2 cup or more of broth into the mixture and simmer for a minute or so before serving. 

  • You may add a little cream and even fresh thyme and you’ll get rave reviews, no doubt. 

 

 

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Chicken Smothered with Marsala, Mushrooms and Parsley

Chicken Smothered with Marsala Mushrooms and Parsley

Chicken Smothered with Marsala, Mushrooms, and Parsley. These are chicken cutlets easily sauteed in a skillet until golden brown, then smothered with mushrooms, fresh parsley, and Marsala wine. This is a fabulous meal with savory flavors that's easy to whip up in one skillet, and helps me make dinner a snap!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil - divided
  • 3 Tbsp. butter - divided
  • 4 garlic cloves - sliced
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound fresh sliced white button or Crimini mushrooms
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley - divided
  • 1 pound (16-ounces) skinless thin chicken cutlets (about 5 to 6 cutlets)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp. Marsala wine - divided
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First, rinse each cutlet. Then prepare the chicken cutlets by cutting each one in half or into thirds, depending on its size. Then set them aside.
  2. In a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. And heat over medium heat, until butter is melted.
  3. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté garlic for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the mushrooms and salt, and sauté for about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the excess liquid has evaporated.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of Marsala wine, and simmer for 1 minute. Sprinkle some chopped parsley on top, and turn off the heat. Transfer mushrooms into a dish or bowl, and set them aside.
  6. Next, place the flour into a small plate. Set aside.
  7. In the same large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Take each chicken cutlet and place into the flour, one at a time, and gently coat both sides with flour and shake off excess flour. Transfer each one into the heated skillet.
  8. Sauté the chicken for about 2 minutes on each side, or until chicken is fully cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste and some fresh parsley.
  9. Transfer mushrooms back into the larger skillet and over the chicken.
  10. Add in the remaining Marsala wine, and simmer on low heat for about 1 minute. Take a wooden spoon and gently stir while scraping the bottom of the pan, to deglaze the dish.
  11. Add the chicken broth and COVER with a lid. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Top with some extra fresh parsley. Remove and transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with more fresh parsley on top. Serve immediately. Time: 15 minutes.
  12. Serves 4

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina
    August 30, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    I love this recipe Anna and Liz….I haven’t made a marsala entree in years and that has to change. This is the recipe I’ll make next! If it’s your mother’s recipe too, it has to be outstanding with lots of love in every bite!

    Un bacio
    Ciao,
    Roz

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      August 30, 2020 at 4:39 pm

      Aw Roz, you always leave the sweetest comments about our recipes, thanks so much!

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    sherry
    August 21, 2020 at 1:28 am

    this looks very tasty. chicken in marsala is very italian, and very delicious. Yum!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      August 21, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks, Sherry! Have a safe and wonderful weekend! 🙂

  • Reply
    Annie
    February 14, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Making this tonight! If I wanted to make it with spaghetti would I just need to increase the liquid contents?

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      February 14, 2020 at 1:40 pm

      Hi Annie! If you are planning to use some of the sauce over the spaghetti or on the side, then yes! I would increase the liquid ingredients. You may need to add some corn starch or flour to thicken it a little. Let us know how it turns out!

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    February 14, 2018 at 10:12 pm

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    Roxanne
    August 10, 2016 at 2:20 am

    I made this recipe and it was delicious, but I'm wondering how I can change the recipe to get more "sauce". Any suggestions?

    • Reply
      annaliz
      August 10, 2016 at 2:41 am

      Hi Roxanne!
      If you want more sauce, you can increase in increments the amounts of chicken broth, Marsala wine and a little butter. And then you will need to adjust the flavor with salt and pepper. Oh and keep the skillet covered- it will help.

  • Reply
    Amy
    October 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    This looks scrumptious and I'm sure it tastes just as delicious as its look. I love marsala with chicken!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      October 25, 2014 at 2:14 am

      Amy we think you will love this recipe! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply
    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    October 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I'd come running for this dish too! It sounds so wonderful and I have had chicken marsala in ages. Great recipe!

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    michaelswoodcraft
    October 15, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Delicious, I love this recipe, you are making me hungry!

    recent post, Beach Sunrise http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/beach-sunrise/

    • Reply
      annaliz
      October 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      Thanks Michael, I will be over to see what cooking at your house!

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    October 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    This is the type of post and recipe that really makes me wish we were neighbors! I've never made a marsala dish and cannot tell you why – this post has my dinner wheels spinning!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      October 15, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      Dan, you always say the sweetest things! If we were neighbors, OMG .. we would have to much fun in the kitchen, cooking together and sharing recipes and stories! Well, we can pretend we are! Have a great evening!

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    Sandra
    October 15, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    This sounds wonderful, I'm going to try it on the weekend. The Marsala will give it great flavour!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      October 15, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      Thank you Sandra and welcome to our blog, it's so nice to meet you! This is an easy recipe for a nice dinner with family and friends to celebrate Fall! Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Joanne
    October 15, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Mmm total Italian comfort food!! What a great recipe!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      October 15, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks Joanne, it's our mom's recipe! Enjoy!

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