Creamy Chicken Marsala Without Cream

A creamy chicken Marsala is easy to make and does not require cream as the Marsala makes a perfect luscious sauce full of flavour. I serve it with mushrooms and baked potatoes.

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Furthermore, this chicken is very delicate in flavour as well as texture, it is cut into thin slices and coated with flour.

Chicken breast cutlets cook faster than the whole breasts and remain very tender.

While the flour toasts in butter, it absorbs the juices of the chicken and the Marsala.

Once you remove the chicken from the pan, you will have some residual of the toasted flour left on the base of the pan.

Because that residual is full of flavour, it makes a nice creamy sauce.

As you would do for a gravy, deglaze the pan with some water and let it simmer until it thickens. 

You will have a nice luscious sauce full of flavour from toasted butter and sweet Marsala.

Marsala is a sweet aged wine from Sicily, you can find it in a lot of shops worldwide.

I usually stock up on few bottles when I go to Italy.

If you cannot find it in your local area, you can use some Port or white wine.

However, you are cooking for children and you don't want to use alcohol, you can substitute it with lemon juice.

Mix the chicken and cook completely

This creamy chicken Marsalal recipe is perfect for dinner parities.

You can prepare it earlier, store it in the fridge and heat it up just before serving it.

Just add some water to soften the sauce while you are reheating it.

As a side dish for this creamy chicken Marsala I like to serve mushrooms sautéed with garlic which I cook in the same pan after the chicken so they absorb the residual flavour of the Marsala.

As a side, I made roasted potatoes which I first cooked in the microwave so they roast in just 20 minutes.

Instead of the potatoes, you can serve it with pilaf rice which you can cook in the oven while you make the chicken.

But if you don't have guests to entertain and you can leisurely cook in the kitchen, a risotto with porcini mushrooms is also a perfect combination.  

Creamy Chicken Marsala Without Cream with potatoes

Cut the chicken breast in slices

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Creamy Chicken Marsala Without Cream with potatoes

Creamy Chicken Marsala Without Cream
Prep Time
15 mins

Cook Time
30 mins

Total Time
45 mins

 

A creamy chicken Marsala is easy to make and does not require cream as the Marsala makes a perfect creamy sauce full of flavour. I serve it with mushrooms and baked potatoes.

Course:

Main Course
Cuisine:

Italian
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 593 kcal

Ingredients
  • 5
    chicken breasts
  • 1/2
    cup
    flour
  • 100
    gr
    butter
  • 1/2
    cup
    Marsala wine
    for children you can use lemon juice instead
  • 2
    tsp
    salt
Mushrooms
  • 200
    gr
    mushrooms
  • 1
    clove
    garlic
  • 30
    gr
    butter
  • salt
  • parsley
Baked Potatoes
  • 10
    medium potatoes
  • 2
    tsp
    garlic powder
  • 3
    tbsp
    olive oil
  • salt

Instructions
Prepare the potatoes
  1. Pierce the potatoes. cover them with a paper towel and put them in the microwave for 15 to 20 minutes depending on their size 

  2. Once they are cold cut them in quarters and season with salt, garlic powder and olive oil and lay them on a baking tray with parchment paper

    Season the potatoes
  3. Put them in a hot oven at 200 C to crisp 15 minutes before serving

Prepare the Chicken
  1. Cut the chicken breasts into thin slices 

    Cut the chicken breast in slices
  2. Coat them with flour

    Coat the chicken in flour
  3. In a frying pan melt the butter and lay the first batch of chicken breasts

    Fry the chicken in butter
  4. Once they are done flip them over

    Once browned turn the chicken
  5. Pile the cooked slices one on top of the others to make room for the next batch.

  6. Keep moving the pile of the cooked chicken breasts over newly cooked ones so they all cook evenly. Make room to add the remaining slices of chicken and add more butter if needed 

    Set the cooked chicken aside
  7. Once all the slices are cooked, turn them around making sure they are all brown and evenly cooked.  

  8. Pour the 1/2 cup of Marsala and simmer for few minutes turning the chicken making sure the flavour is evenly spread

    Mix the chicken and cook completely
  9. Remove the chicken and add 1 cup of water to deglaze all the flour. Let it simmer until  it becomes a creamy sauce

    Deglaze the pan
  10. Arrange the chicken on the serving dish and pour over the sauce 

    Creamy Chicken Marsala Without Cream
Now the Mushrooms
  1. Clean the mushrooms and cut into quarters

    Clean the mushrooms
  2. Stirfry the mushroom with butter and garlic in the same pan you cooked the chicken so they will absorb the same flavour from the Marsala 

    Stir fry the mushrooms with garlic
  3. Add some parsley at the end

  4. Arrange the chicken, the mushroom and the potatoes on a serving dish and serve immediately.

    Creamy Chicken Marsala Without Cream with potatoes

Recipe Notes

Calories 593 calories per serving
Fat 16 gr per serving
Carbohydrates 65 gr per serving
Proteins 48 gr per serving
Sugar 3 gr per serving
Sodium 2514 mg per serving

Nutritional information is provided for general purpose only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.

A creamy chicken Marsala is easy to make and does not require cream as the Marsala makes a perfect creamy sauce full of flavour. I serve it with mushrooms and baked potatoes.

  16 comments for “Creamy Chicken Marsala Without Cream

  1. 16th February 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Can’t believe I have never used Marsala in cooking but this looks a perfect dish to do for friends and family too. It’s great that it can be made in advance too!

    • Laura
      16th February 2018 at 2:51 pm

      Yes, it is very nice. You should try it. It is sweeter than wine.

  2. 16th February 2018 at 3:52 pm

    This sounds like a divine recipe – I love using Marsala in my cooking – will defo put this on my list of must try/cook. Thank you for sharing Laura 😉

    • Laura
      17th February 2018 at 5:49 am

      Thank you Ramona, I am sure you will love it

  3. Beth
    16th February 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Chicken Marsala is such a glorious dish! I love all of the mushrooms and the sweetness of the Marsala! Great recipe, Laura!

    • Laura
      17th February 2018 at 5:49 am

      Thank you Beth, this is one of Liam’s favourite

  4. 17th February 2018 at 5:33 am

    Chicken marsala is one of my husband’s favorite dishes, but I NEVER make it for him–I’ve got to give this a try!

    • Laura
      17th February 2018 at 5:48 am

      Really? You should, it is so easy

  5. 17th February 2018 at 9:38 am

    That looks so delicious! A great mid-week meal idea. I’ll have to make this for my family soon, thanks for the recipe!

    • Laura
      18th February 2018 at 5:00 am

      Thank you, my sons finish it in a flash

  6. 17th February 2018 at 11:06 am

    This looks soooo good! I love how rich it looks and without any cream – so delicious!

    • Laura
      18th February 2018 at 4:59 am

      Thanks, it is so much lighter

  7. 17th February 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Yum, this looks to die for…wish I had it infront of me right now!

    • Laura
      18th February 2018 at 4:55 am

      I tell you, it goes in a flash

  8. 17th February 2018 at 3:54 pm

    What a great dinner! I love that there is no need for a cream as I’ve been using it way too much lately 🙂

    • Laura
      18th February 2018 at 4:54 am

      Thanks, it is so much lighter

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