Chicken Marsala with Wild Mushrooms and Hazelnuts

30 Minute Easy Chicken Marsala

Course: Main Dish - Chicken
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken marsala
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 468 kcal
Author: Erin

30 Minute Easy Chicken Marsala is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, but it’s also elegant enough to serve at a dinner party. The Marsala wine, bacon, butter sauce will have you licking your plate!



  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in half horizontally and pounded ¼-inch thick
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour for dredging
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 slices thick cut bacon cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces wild mushrooms stemmed and halved (about 2 cups) (I used chanterelle, oyster and shitake)
  • 1/2 cup sweet Marsala wine
  • 1/2 cup bone broth or chicken stock
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow bowl and dredge the chicken in it. Shake off the excess.
  2. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Place 2 pieces of chicken in the pan and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and keep warm under a tent of foil. Warm the remaining 1 Tbs. oil in the pan and repeat to brown the remaining chicken. Place that chicken under your foil tent as well.
  3. Lower the heat to medium and add the bacon to the pan, saute for a couple minutes to render out some of the fat, then add the mushrooms to the pan. Saute until brown and liquid has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add Marsala to the pan and boil for about 30 seconds, then add the chicken stock and let it reduce slightly, for about a minute. Stir in the butter and return the chicken to the pan. Season with salt and pepper, to taste and sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts and parsley. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
30 Minute Easy Chicken Marsala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 268mg12%
Potassium 678mg19%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.