Creamy Garlic Chicken Marsala is a rich and savory skillet meal that is delicious from start to finish.  Bursting with delicious robust flavor, your family is going to love it.

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Creamy Garlic Chicken Marsala


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Creamy Garlic Chicken Marsala is such a great way to switch things up in the kitchen. It has such a creamy texture and goes so well with mashed potatoes or pasta. It will be a meal the whole family can enjoy.

Chicken is such a staple in my house so coming up with different way to prepare and cook it is always on the top of my agenda.

Chicken Marsala is a great meal that only sounds complicated, but is really simple and worth the 25 short minutes in the kitchen.

What kind of wine is best for chicken marsala?

  • A dry marsala is best when making savory chicken dishes.

How do you make chicken marsala?

  • In a gallon sized zip lock back combine flour, pepper, garlic salt, and oregano. Add chicken to bag and shake to coat.
  • In a large skillet on medium high heat, melt butter and cook chicken until golden brown on both sides, about 3-5 minutes a side. Set aside and cover to keep warm.
  • In the same skillet add, garlic, sliced mushrooms, sliced onions, marsala wine, chicken broth, and heavy cream. Whisk to combine. Reserve 1/4 cup of sauce and add 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch. Mix to combine and add back into the skillet.
  • Whisk again and cook on medium heat until thickened and heated through, about 10 minutes.
  • Add chicken to sauce and garnish with sage, parsley, and lemon slices.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes or pasta.

Creamy garlic chicken marsala in a pan with a spoon

This Creamy Garlic Chicken Marsala is super easy and it tastes so good over mashed potatoes. The sauce makes the potatoes so nice and creamy and really balances out all the robust flavors mixed throughout.

If you are thinking this recipe is impossible or will require a long time in the kitchen, I promise you it won’t.

Is chicken marsala Indian or Italian?

  • Chicken marsala is traditionally made from chicken cutlets, but I have chosen to use chicken breast.
  • It is an Italian-American dish consisting of chicken, mushrooms, and marsala wine.

Tips for making the Best Creamy Garlic Chicken Marsala:

  • If you are going to be using boneless, skinless chicken breast, tenderize them first. Some chicken breast are very thick and if you pound them out a bit they will cook faster and more evenly.
  • When you add the chicken to the flour mixture, give each piece a little shake before cooking them. You want them coated, but if you get too much of the flour mixture it tends to burn a bit in the pan.
  • I like to thicken my marsala sauce, so I reserve 1/4 cup of it and mix it with cornstarch and add it back to the sauce to make it a bit thicker. You don’t have to do that if you like the consistency it is once it has cooked and simmered.
  • You could also add asparagus to the sauce if you don’t like mushrooms or are looking for more vegetables. This Creamy Parmesan Asparagus and Mushroom Chicken  skillet is amazing too.

Creamy garlic chicken marsala on a plate with noodles and parsley

Don’t be afraid to switch things up in the kitchen when it comes to cooking chicken. This Creamy Garlic Chicken Marsala will be just what you need to turn your chicken up a notch.

Creamy garlic chicken marsala in a pan with a spoon
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Creamy Garlic Chicken Marsala

Creamy Garlic Chicken Marsala is bursting with delicious, robust flavor! Chicken and mushrooms smothered in a creamy garlic, marsala wine sauce makes this the perfect weeknight meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


For the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon oregano

For the sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • ¾ cup marsala wine
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • sage parsley, and lemon slices for garnishing


For the Chicken:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
  • Mix flour pepper, garlic salt, and oregano in a gallon size zip lock bag and add chicken breast, 2 at a time. Shake to coat well.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook until brown on each side, about 5-6 minutes per side. Once cooked transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and cover with foil to keep warm while making sauce.

For the sauce:

  • In the same skillet over medium heat add: garlic, mushrooms, onions, marsala wine, chicken broth, and heavy creamy. Whisk to combine.
  • Remove 1/4 cup of sauce and mix it with cornstarch. Add it back into the skillet and whisk again to combine and thicken the sauce. Allow sauce to simmer for 10 minutes until heated through and thickened.
  • Add the chicken to the sauce and garnish with sage, parsley, and lemon slices. Serve hot over mashed potatoes or pasta.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 502kcal

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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Shannon is an Arizona transplant who traded the rain for a life in the sun. Her daughter is like having 5 kids in one so her “me” time is found outside running or in the kitchen cooking and creating recipes families will love. Shannon graduated with a Degree in Biology and went on to get her post-baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene. She feels the way to make people smile and come together is through good food, so she tries to create meals that will not only be easy to make, but delicious to eat. Shannon’s philosophy is, when all else fails, have a dream. So that is what she tries to do; dream, create, and bring her recipes to life from her kitchen to yours. Visit Shannon at The Food Cafe to learn more.
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    1. Hi Raimond, to find the full instructions you can scroll to the bottom or hit “jump to recipe”. I hope this helps!

  1. This recipe does not tell you how long to bake the chicken. It only says to preheat the oven to 300. Garlic chicken Marsala recipe 

    1. The oven is preheated to a low temperature (300°F) to keep the chicken warm while you’re making the sauce. It is cooked in the pan. 🙂