Friday, September 5, 2014

Chicken in Marsala Sauce

Tender, juicy, and flavorful.  A winner chicken dinner.    I have had Chicken Marsala before but it was a little dry.  Not so with this chicken. I found this wonderful recipe in Family Circle magazine.

This is a very easy dish to prepare.  It take about 15 minutes of prep time.  The cook time is 4 hours because this dinner is cooked in a slow cooker.

Start by putting some olive oil, a little chopped shallot, and some chopped garlic in the bottom of your slow cooker.  Coat the chicken with a mixture of flour, salt, and pepper.  Place the chicken in the slow cooker.  Scatter some mushrooms on top and add the Marsala wine.  Cover and cook for 4 hours.

Before serving the chicken, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place on a platter.  Add the juice to a saucepan and add some cornstarch. I did not strain the juices.  You can if you wish.     Simmer the sauce for about a minute.  Add your chicken back to the slow cooker and pour sauce over the chicken.  I sprinkled my parsley on top of the chicken.

Dinner is ready.  I served my chicken with some mashed potatoes.  Delicious and very satisfying.
This recipe serves 4.

Chicken in Marsala Sauce
From Family Circle Magazine

Special Equipment: Slow Cooker


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped shallot
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 3/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
3/4 cup Marsala
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoon chopped parsley

1. Coat slow cooker bowl with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Combine olive oil, shallot and garlic in bottom of slow cooker.  Combine flour, salt and black pepper; coat chicken with mixture and add to slow cooker.  Scatter mushrooms over chicken and add Marsala.
3. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours.  Drain liquid into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.  Combine cornstarch with 2 teaspoons water and stir into saucepan; simmer for 1 minute and add back into slow cooker.  Stir in parsley.

Makes 4 servings


  1. HI Geraldine!
    Don't you love crock pot recipes that are so easy and oh so yummy! I love that yhis recipe doesn't use cream of any kind of soup, lol...It sure sounds good. Thank you so much for sharing...

  2. Today I made some crockpot chicken too..but just using water, shiitake and goji berries. Your chicken marsala looks so good.

  3. Chicken Marsala is one of my all time favorites! I have never tried making it in a Crock Pot…sounds great!

  4. Wow! I love this recipe! Great job! I'd die to taste it!