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Chicken Marsala

  • Servings: 4

Photography: Bryan Gardner


  • 3/4 cup instant flour, such as Wondra
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 5 ounces), butterflied and pounded 3/8-inch thick, scored
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 10 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup dry Marsala wine
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley leaves, plus more for serving


  1. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large, shallow dish; set aside. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Dredge chicken in seasoned flour, tapping off excess; set aside. Add 3 tablespoons oil to skillet. When oil is shimmering, add chicken, and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Turn over, and cook 3 minutes more. Remove chicken to a plate; set aside and keep warm. Wipe skillet clean, if necessary.

  2. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in same skillet. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are dark golden brown and all the released liquid has evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Remove skillet from heat, and add wine. Return skillet to heat, scraping up any brown bits with a wooden spoon. Add garlic, lemon juice, butter, and parsley. Cook for 10 minutes until reduced and slightly thickened. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Pour sauce over chicken and sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.

Reviews Add a comment

  • dratang
    24 MAR, 2016
    There was too much salt in the recipe.
  • DoryannRohrs
    16 MAR, 2016
    A favorite in our house from Grandma all the way down (through a crowd of teenagers) to the 5 year old. Tonight my mom in Ireland and myself in California both made this recipe - so we could feel a little like we were together :). Delicious and so simple! And we get such a kick out of setting it on fire, lol! *small pleasures*
  • MS12234980
    29 MAY, 2015
    I do wish Martha would include the nutrition data with each recipe .
  • lizzziecandle
    27 FEB, 2015
    A delicious recipe, however needs a bit more garlic cloves.