Mediterranean Melody: Chicken Marsala


Delight in the rich and savory notes of our Mediterranean Melody: Chicken Marsala. This classic Italian-American dish combines pan-fried chicken cutlets with a luxurious Marsala wine sauce, mushrooms, and a hint of fresh herbs. It's a symphony of flavors that creates an unforgettable dining experience.

Mediterranean Melody: Chicken Marsala

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 chicken cutlet with sauce

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 380 kcal
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Sodium: 550mg
  • Sugar: 5g


  • Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless): 4 pieces (about 600g or 1.32 lbs or 21 oz)
  • Marsala Wine: 150ml (5 oz)
  • Cremini Mushrooms: 300g (10.6 oz)
  • Chicken Stock: 250ml (8.4 oz)
  • All-Purpose Flour: 100g (3.5 oz)
  • Fresh Thyme: 1 tsp
  • Unsalted Butter: 50g (1.76 oz)
  • Olive Oil: for frying
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Chicken: Pound chicken to even thickness. Season with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour.
  2. Cook Chicken: In a pan, heat olive oil. Cook chicken until golden on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  3. Make Marsala Sauce: In the same pan, add mushrooms. Cook until soft. Add Marsala wine, thyme, and chicken stock. Simmer.
  4. Combine: Return chicken to pan. Cook in sauce until thickened.
  5. Serve: Garnish with fresh thyme.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use a high-quality Marsala wine for a richer flavor.
  • Sauté mushrooms until golden for added depth.
  • Reduce the sauce to a syrupy consistency for a more intense flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of mushroom?

Yes, button or portobello mushrooms are also suitable.

What can I serve this with?

It pairs well with pasta, mashed potatoes, or a simple salad.

Can I make this dish alcohol-free?

Yes, replace Marsala with grape juice and a splash of vinegar.