This Authentic Chicken Marsala recipe has been a favorite of ours for many, many years. I have family and friends who aren’t fans of mushrooms, but they love the flavor of this dish so much, they still request it.
The ingredients in this dish compliment each other perfectly. The real secret to putting this dish over the top is the Brown Sauce (click for full recipe). This classic mother sauce can be made up to a 1 week in advance, making the preparation of the Chicken Marsala dish fairly quick.
Chicken Marsala is a dish that is loved by folks everywhere. It’s always a favorite at Italian eateries around the world. Trust me when I tell you this dish is the real deal.
We love to use a good quality sweet Marsala wine. It works beautifully with the rich deep flavor of the Brown Sauce and the woodsy mushroom taste.
Wow, oh wow. This is SO good!
OTHER CLASSIC ITALIAN DISHES TO TRY
- Authentic Osso Bucco
- Chicken Piccata
- Pasta Pomodoro
- Rustic Lasagna
- Pasta alla Norma
- Classic Pasta Carbonara
Now, let’s make this incredible Authentic Chicken Marsala recipe!
Authentic Chicken Marsala
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 6 1 1/2 oz. chicken cutlets pounded to 1/8-inch thickness
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 large shallot chopped
- 7 oz. about 2 cups sliced mushrooms (i.e., cremini, shiitake, baby Bella)
- 1/2 cup sweet Marsala wine
- 1 cup Brown Sauce click for recipe
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- Place the flour on a large plate and season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper, each.
- Dredge (coat) the cutlets with flour and shake off excess.
- In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
- When oil is hot, add the cutlets, one at a time, and cook for about 3 minutes per side, until lightly browned all over.
- Set aside on a plate.
- Discard oil from the pan. Reduce heat to medium and add the butter.
- Once melted, add the shallots and cook, stirring often, for about 2 minutes or until soft and lightly browned.
- Add the mushrooms and increase heat to high. Cook them for several minutes until they begin to release their liquid.
- Carefully add the wine to the pan (be careful, it may flame) and cook sauce for 2 minutes until is is bubbling.
- Add the brown sauce, reduce the heat to medium, and let the sauce simmer for another 3 minutes.
- Taste, and season with more salt and pepper, to your taste.
- Transfer the cutlets to a platter and ladle the sauce over them. Garnish with parsley.