Stuffed Chicken Marsala

My husband likes chicken served every way possible, so it frequently finds it’s way to our table. I am convinced that chicken has endless options. There are SO many ways to prepare it. This is one of Sergi’s favorites. Many Italian restaurants have Chicken Marsala on the menu. This is my variation of this popular classic.

The stuffing is made with three cheeses – mozzarella, provolone and parmesan, with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, fresh breadcrumbs and sour cream to hold it all together and give it a bit of a tang. The luscious, velvety Marsala sauce pairs perfectly with this dish. 

Using a paring knife, make an incision in the horizontal side of each chicken breast.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

These chicken breasts were HUGE. One of them was big enough for both my husband and I. If your chicken breasts are smaller, you will have enough stuffing for 3-4 chicken breasts.

Pulse the slice of bread in a food processor to make crumbs. (You will have approximately 1/2-3/4 cup of breadcrumbs). Combine all the ingredients for the stuffing in a bowl. Mix to combine.

Stuff half of the stuffing into each chicken breast.

You can do all this work ahead of time and store the stuffed chicken in the refrigerator or even in the freezer until you’re ready to continue with the recipe. 

Dredge each stuffed chicken breast in flour. Heat 1 1/2 Tablespoons of oil in a skillet on medium high heat until shimmering. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until golden on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Place the chicken in a baking dish and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until the chicken reaches 165 degrees.  Meanwhile, in the same skillet, add about 1/2 -1 Tablespoon of oil or butter and heat on medium high heat until shimmering. Add the mushrooms and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until the mushrooms are golden and the onions are tender. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the flour and mix until thoroughly mixed in. Add the wine and chicken broth, whisking vigorously, to prevent lumps.

Bring to a boil and cook for 5-7 minutes, until sauce has thickened and reduced.

Add the heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lemon juice.

If you don’t serve the sauce right away, it will thicken and you may need to add a bit of chicken broth to loosen it up a bit. You will need to add more broth if you reheat the sauce later too.  Pour the sauce over the chicken. Garnish with parsley. 


Stuffed Chicken Marsala
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 2 large chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • salt, pepper
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1½ - 2 Tablespoons oil
Cheese Stuffing:
  • 1 slice bread (about ½ cup) made into breadcumbs
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup provolone cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon sun dried tomatoes, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
Marsala Sauce:
  • 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup sweet Marsala wine
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • fresh parsley, minced, for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Using a paring knife, make an incision in the horizontal side of each chicken breast. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Pulse the slice of bread in a food processor to make crumbs. (You will have approximately ½-3/4 cup of breadcrumbs).
  3. Combine all the ingredients for the stuffing in a bowl. Mix to combine.
  4. Stuff half of the stuffing into each chicken breast.
  5. Dredge each stuffed chicken breast in flour.
  6. Heat 1½ Tablespoons of oil in a skillet on medium high heat until shimmering. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until golden on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  7. Place the chicken in a baking dish and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  8. Meanwhile, in the same skillet, add about ½ -1 Tablespoon of oil or butter and heat on medium high heat until shimmering. Add the mushrooms and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until the mushrooms are golden and the onions are tender.
  9. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  10. Add the flour and mix until thoroughly mixed in.
  11. Add the wine and chicken broth, whisking vigorously, to prevent lumps.
  12. Bring to a boil and cook for 5-7 minutes, until sauce has thickened and reduced.
  13. Add the heavy cream.
  14. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lemon juice.
  15. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Garnish with parsley.

 
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      • Natasha says

        Olya we fell in love with this dish. The sauce came out a little too sweet, I guess it depends on the brand of wine. Making this again sometimes very soon, with a little less wine. I’m printing this and into my recipe binder it goes. Thank You.

        • says

          I’m glad you liked it, Natasha. Marsala is a sweet wine, so the sauce will be on the sweeter side. You could try using dry Marsala wine, instead, or use less wine and more chicken broth.

  1. Oksana Babich says

    Olga! Love all of your recipes! They are so good I wouldn’t want to share them with anybody! Lol!! Keep up the good work and THANK YOU for sharing! Can’t wait to try this!

  2. Victoria says

    Wow, Olga! I am speechless:)
    I love Italian dishes so does my hubby. I will definitely make it. I would usually say: honey, today you are gonna have dinner at an Italian restaurant;-)
    Question: I don’t have a thermometer. So, approximately, how much time do I need to bake the chicken in the oven?

    • says

      Hi Victoria,
      I’m glad this dish caught your eye:).
      It’s very hard to tell how long it will take for the chicken to cook through, since they vary in size quite a bit. it also depends on how long you cook it on the stovetop. The longer you cook it on the stovetop, the less time it will need in the oven. You can always cut it with a knife and make sure the chicken isn’t pink in the middle to be absolutely sure. Unfortunately, chicken breast is very tough if it’s overcooked, so I would definitely recommend getting a thermometer – you can get a good one for $15.

  3. Oksana Babich says

    I made this with my sister-in-law and it was divine! Loved it! Thank you! I will be making this again in the near future! I also doubled the entire recipe!!! :)

    • Lilia says

      Dinner was scrumptious this evening! I made roasted brussel sprouts as a side to this. My whole family was happy. Even my pickiest eater, who did not want the mushrooms, said he really liked it. My husband and brother-in-law both worked at a high end Italian restaurant that served authentic italian and they said the Marsala sauce was right on the money! By sharing this recipe with us, you made a lot of people happy. Thanks again for a perfect recipe. I printed it and it’s going in my binder favorites.

  4. Sonja P. says

    I just finding new blogs and all new recipes!!! This looks delicious!! Sooooo making it when the kids are home for the holidays!!

    • Sonja P. says

      I don’t know why my fingers didn’t type “love” in there!! Maybe not enough coffee yet!! :) I LOVE finding new blogs and recipes!

  5. Nadia says

    Olga, I would love to make this but unfortunately my husband and 3 kiddos don’t eat mushrooms :( can I make the sauce with out the mushrooms? or it won’t be the same?

    • says

      Hi Nadia,
      What a bummer! Don’t you wish everyone ate everything that you liked, LOL? That would make life a lot easier. We have mushroom avoiders in our family too. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t recommend making this sauce without the mushrooms, since they are a really important part of the sauce. They give a lot of flavor, heartiness and savoriness to it. I have served this dish to people who don’t eat mushrooms – I just cut the mushrooms into really big pieces, leaving them whole or cutting them in half, that way those people can simply not put the mushrooms on their plate but still enjoy the sauce. They all eat the sauce and pick out the mushrooms without complaining and still rave about how good it tastes:). If you want to leave out the mushrooms completely, the sauce won’t taste the same. In that case, I would recommend using more chicken broth then Marsala wine to give it more flavor.

  6. alina says

    This was delicious. I didn’t have all the ingredients and it still turned out yummy. Too bad my husband doesn’t like mushrooms, so he ate the chicken with out them but still liked the chicken

  7. Victoria L says

    I made this when we had guests over and was so nervous how it was going to turn out because it was my first time making it.. but it didn’t seem like it was hard so i gave it a try..(praying the whole time that it would be good) and I’m so glad the guests loved it! They all complimented me on how good it was so i had to come back and say thanks to you for sharing your recipes with us!

    • says

      Hi Natalka!
      Marsala wine has a very distinct flavor. If you use any other wine, it will have a completely different flavor. You can use another wine, but I wouldn’t recommend it for this recipe.

      • Vita says

        I tried it and some of the stuffing came out a little but it was very delicious!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  8. Sveta says

    This looks delicious!! I couldn’t find sweet marsala wine so I just bought plain marsala wine. Will it work for this recipe?

  9. Anna says

    If I dont have Marsala wine can I just use 2 cups chicken broth instead of one? Or do I just use 1 cup chicken broth and no wine?

    • says

      Anna, You can use the same amount of chicken broth instead of the wine, in addition to the chicken broth. It won’t be Chicken Marsala, though, and will taste completely different.

  10. olga says

    Hi Olga I am planning on doing this dish and trying to put all my ingridients toghether but I can’t tell what u have in the suffing that is green caise u don’t have it listed on the list please let know. Thank you

  11. olga says

    Hi Olga
    Thank you for replying back so fast. All of your recipes that I’ve done from ur page turned out amazing, they’re easy to follow and very delicious and I can’t wait till tonight to do the Stuffed chicken marsala.
    Thank you for all the hard work u put in this website to make it easier for us. MAY GOD BLESS!!!

  12. lena says

    I love this recipe, I just found it today and right now its in my oven waiting for my hubby to get home :)

  13. Aida says

    I was biting my lip in vexation as I couldn’t decide what to make for dinner tonight! Then suddenly I came across this website, I must confess it is a life changing discovery! :)

    I made Stuffed Chicken Marsala, what a winner! Straight into family recipe book.
    My hubby couldn’t stop eating.

    Thanks Olga! :*

    • says

      Hi Aida! Welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by and the Chicken Marsala caught your eye. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know that you enjoyed it.

  14. Yuliya Vakulchik says

    Олечка, спасибо тебе за рецепт – я со своим любимым сделали это блюдо вчера и нам очень понравилось!!!

  15. lily says

    Thank you for this recipe! Can’t wait to try this!
    Any recommendations for an appetizer and side dishes to go with this dish?

  16. Yuliya Vakulchik says

    Olga, my honey and I have a misunderstanding about the quantity of onion this recipe asks for. By 1 onion, how many cups do you mean? There are so many sizes of onions – really tiny ones and gigantic. I’m used to large onions and my honey always used small one, so we cannot interpret from images the quantity of onions that is needed to make this delicious meal. Thank you for your reply!

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