Chicken Mascarpone Recipe (Creamy Chicken Marsala)

This chicken mascarpone recipe is like your favorite chicken marsala, but it adds in dijon mustard & creamy mascarpone cheese. It’s a rich dish that’s easy to prepare but totally impressive.

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Note: This recipe is adapted from a recipe created by Giada De Laurentiis, and it’s absolutely delicious!

This creamy chicken marsala recipe features tangy dijon mustard, creamy mascarpone cheese and earthy mushrooms. I love to serve it up over some fettuccini so that I can soak up every last bit of that yummy sauce.

This chicken marsala recipe adds in dijon mustard & creamy mascarpone cheese. It’s a rich dish that's easy to prepare but totally impressive. |

Ingredients needed

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Cremini Mushrooms – or white muhrooms
  • Garlic
  • Marsala Wine
  • Mascarpone Cheese – or cream cheese
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Italian Parsley
  • Salt + Pepper
  • Fettuccine – for serving

How to make it

  • Brown the chicken.
  • Melt butter and add onion. Saute until translucent.
  • Add mushrooms and garlic.
  • Add marsala and simmer to reduce by half.
  • Stir in mascarpone and mustard.
  • Return chicken to skillet and heat through.
  • Season with parsley, salt, pepper.
  • Enjoy!

What to serve with it

This chicken marsala recipe adds in dijon mustard & creamy mascarpone cheese. It’s a rich dish that's easy to prepare but totally impressive. |

Wine pairings

Pairing this dish with Chardonnay was a winner! The creamy sauce played nicely with the fresh, crisp flavors of the chardonnay and the wine had just enough body to stand up to the rich chicken marsala.

However, it’s a toss up as to whether I favored the pairing of the Chardonnay or Merlot. The merlot had an earthiness to it that went really well with the mushrooms and its silkiness was echoed by the chicken marsala sauce.

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Chicken mascarpone in skillet.

Chicken Mascarpone (Creamy Chicken Marsala)

This chicken mascarpone is like your favorite chicken marsala recipe, but it adds in dijon mustard & creamy mascarpone cheese. It’s a rich dish that's easy to prepare but totally impressive.
5 from 21 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people



  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and tent with foil. 
  • To the same skillet, add 2 tablespoons butter and reduce the heat to medium-high. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic and saute until the mushrooms become tender and their juices evaporate, about 12 minutes. Add the marsala and simmer until reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Stir in the mascarpone and mustard. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the skillet. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat until the chicken is just cooked through and the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley. 
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook until al dente, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain. Serve the chicken and sauce over the prepared fettuccine and enjoy. 
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Calories: 980kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 238mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 1451mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 898IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 3mg

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21 thoughts on “Chicken Mascarpone Recipe (Creamy Chicken Marsala)”

  1. Chef Giada DeLaurentiis is in our company cafeteria today making this dish along with a couple of great sounding sides. And I have a physical this afternoon and can’t eat until after the physical. So, I’ll try the recipe this weekend.

    • Hi Patricia – The flavor won’t be quite the same, but you can try making this with dry white wine in place of the Marsala. (Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris)

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made this multiple times and it is delicious! I usually double the recipe because we are a family of 5 with 3 boys (12, 18, 22).

5 from 21 votes (16 ratings without comment)

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