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Best Ever Chicken Marsala

Look no further friends - you have finally found the Best Ever Chicken Marsala recipe in the entire universe! It just happens to be sugar-free, macro friendly, and ridiculously easy to make. Seriously, you will not need any other chicken marsala recipe after you've had this one!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 272 kcal


  • 3 large chicken breasts or 6 thin cutlets
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp + 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour I use Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 2 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cups marsala wine
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Mix flour and seasoning into a bowl and set aside. Beat egg with 2 tbsp water and set aside.

  2. Slice thicker chicken pieces in half or use chicken cutlets. Lay 3 chicken slices (or cutlets) on a long piece of saran wrap. Top them with another piece of saran wrap and cover completely. Lay the covered chicken on a cutting board and tenderize with a kitchen mallet or hammer.
  3. Heat pan to medium-high heat and add 1.5 tbsp olive oil or butter, swirling the pan to coat completely.

  4. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then coat in flour mixture. Cook chicken in 2 batches, doing only 3 pieces the first time. Brown for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown, then remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Add remaining olive oil or butter to the pan and repeat step 4.

  6. When chicken is done, add mushrooms to the same pan with 1/4 cup water. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until mushrooms begin to soften.
  7. Add marsala wine, 1/2 tsp salt, and honey to mushrooms. Bring to a boil.
  8. Gently place chicken back into marsala wine mixture, making sure to coat all pieces with the sauce. Bring back to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.

  9. Cook, uncovered for approximately 30 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken.
  10. Serve warm with your seasonal veggies of choice and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Chicken Marsala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.4g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 23g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.6g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Potassium 175mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.