Chicken Marsala III Recipe - Italian Cuisine

Chicken Marsala III

Chicken Marsala III Recipe - Italian Cuisine
Region / culture: Italy | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken Marsala III
Chicken Marsala III

Chicken Marsala III is a classic Italian dish that features tender chicken cutlets cooked in a savory Marsala wine sauce. This recipe is a delicious and elegant option for a special dinner or a weeknight meal.


Chicken Marsala is believed to have originated in Sicily, Italy, where Marsala wine is produced. The dish gained popularity in the United States in the 1970s and has since become a staple in Italian-American cuisine.


How to prepare

  1. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the chicken and cook until it is cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a platter and keep it warm.
  5. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until they are browned, about 3 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle the mushrooms with flour, stirring to blend.
  7. Add the marsala and broth; bring it to a boil.
  8. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 3 minutes.
  9. Spoon the sauce over the chicken.


  • Add a splash of cream to the sauce for a richer flavor.
  • Substitute pork or veal cutlets for the chicken for a different twist on the dish.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use thin-sliced chicken breast cutlets for this recipe to ensure quick and even cooking.

- Cooking the chicken in a hot skillet will help to achieve a nice golden brown crust.

- Use a good quality Marsala wine for the best flavor in the sauce.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chicken Marsala III over cooked pasta or with a side of roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to cook the chicken until it is cooked through to ensure food safety.

- Deglaze the skillet with the Marsala wine to incorporate all the flavorful browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have Marsala wine, you can substitute with a dry white wine or chicken broth.

- Use any type of mushrooms you prefer in this recipe.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the sauce for Chicken Marsala III ahead of time and reheat it when ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the dish with fresh parsley or a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Chicken Marsala III pairs well with a side of garlic bread and a crisp green salad.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chicken Marsala III contains approximately 220 calories.


Each serving of Chicken Marsala III contains approximately 8 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chicken Marsala III contains approximately 7 grams of fat.


Each serving of Chicken Marsala III contains approximately 25 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken Marsala III is a good source of iron, niacin, and vitamin B6.


This recipe contains wheat (from the all-purpose flour) and sulfites (from the Marsala wine).


Chicken Marsala III is a balanced meal that provides a good amount of protein and essential nutrients.


Chicken Marsala III is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for any occasion. With a rich and flavorful sauce, tender chicken, and earthy mushrooms, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

I recall the feeling of curiosity that overcame me when I found this recipe for Chicken Marsala III. It was a hot summer day, and I was rummaging through old cookbooks in the attic, looking for some new inspiration for my next culinary creation. As I flipped through the pages, a worn piece of paper fell out from between the pages of a cookbook that had been handed down to me from my mother.

Intrigued, I picked up the paper and read the faded handwriting scrawled across it. It was a recipe for Chicken Marsala III, a dish I had never tried before but had heard great things about. The ingredients were simple and the instructions straightforward, but there was something about the way they were written that caught my attention.

I immediately set to work gathering the necessary ingredients and preparing the dish. As the chicken sizzled in the pan and the aroma of Marsala wine filled the air, memories flooded back to me of my own mother cooking in the kitchen when I was a child. She had a knack for taking simple ingredients and turning them into something truly special, just like this Chicken Marsala III recipe.

As the dish finished cooking and I took my first bite, I knew I had stumbled upon something truly special. The flavors of the chicken, mushrooms, and Marsala wine melded together perfectly, creating a dish that was both comforting and elegant. I couldn't wait to share it with my family and friends, knowing that it would become a new favorite in our household.

Over the years, I have made this Chicken Marsala III recipe countless times, tweaking it here and there to suit my own tastes and preferences. Each time I make it, I am reminded of that hot summer day in the attic when I first discovered the recipe and the joy it has brought to my loved ones.

I have shared the recipe with friends and neighbors, passing on the tradition of this delicious dish to the next generation. It has become a staple at family gatherings and dinner parties, always receiving rave reviews from those who try it.

As I look back on the journey that led me to this recipe, I am filled with gratitude for the culinary adventures that have shaped me into the cook I am today. From my mother's kitchen to the attic of my own home, each recipe has taught me something new and brought me closer to the people I love.

And so, I continue to cook and create, always on the lookout for the next great recipe that will become a part of my culinary repertoire. But no matter how many new dishes I try, I know that Chicken Marsala III will always hold a special place in my heart as a reminder of the power of simple ingredients and a love for cooking.


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