Chicken Marsala with Portobello Mushrooms Recipe -
Chicken Marsala with Portobello Mushrooms Recipe
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Chicken Marsala with Portobello Mushrooms

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"A restaurant style Chicken Marsala with savory portobello mushrooms."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt 1/2 cup butter and heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the mushroom slices in the skillet until tender. Remove from heat, cover to keep warm, and set aside.
  3. Melt the remaining butter and heat the remaining oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the garlic until tender, then gradually whisk in the flour. Increase heat to high, and pour in the beef broth and Marsala wine. Season with kosher salt and pepper, and whisk in the browning sauce. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Mix in the mushrooms, reserving remaining butter and oil in the skillet. Cover saucepan, remove from heat, and set aside.
  4. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and dredge in the remaining flour. Over medium heat, reheat the remaining butter and oil in the skillet used to cook the mushrooms. Cook the chicken 2 minutes per side, until browned. Arrange the chicken in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish, and cover with the sauce and mushroom mixture.
  5. Cover baking dish, and bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken juices run clear.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 18, 2009

I have made this twice now - second time with some changes that were recommened in previous reviews. (1) Re: the flour. Just lightly dust chicken in flour seasoned w/ salt & pepper. No specific amt - just what it takes to dust chicken. Fry in some butter & olive oil and put aside. Then gently fry the mushrooms and garlic- adding a tad more olive oil and butter and, yes, I added about 7 chopped garlic cloves. This mixture can be put in the frig until your ready to make the gravy! (2) Re: the gravy - the receipe uses waaaaaaaay to much flour - which is why others had to add more beef stock and Marsala. You only need 2T. flour to each 1 cup liquid - so base your broth & wine accordingly (more gravy requires more flour and liquid). AND, 2T flour requires 2T of fat (butter/oil combo). Once the flour has been blended into the fat over low heat, stir until smooth and bubby - add liquid, salt and pepper to taste, stirring constantly. I did NOT use any browning liquid. Add chicken/mushrooms/ garlic, cover and put in 350 oven for 25 minutes! Your company can be eating their salad during this time. Delicious!!!!! Need more spices - just add what you like. I took the suggestion of adding basil. 3: Some also said the entree was bland - I took the suggestion of soaking the thin spaghetti noodles in the spice/oil/water combo prior to boiling - FANTASTIC! The nice thing with this dish is that most can be made ahead - as the restaurants do! This is a keeper for me since we do a lot o

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 12, 2005

It looked fantastic and the sauce had a nice consistency, but it was a little on the bland side. I would make again, but add more marsala wine and other spices.

Jul 21, 2007

I loved this recipe, but, after reading all the reviews, I "tweaked" it a little. I used 6 garlic cloves and 2/3 cup marsala wine. I know that sounds like a lot, but we like garlic, and it made it absolutely wonderful.

Sep 08, 2011

I made a number of changes, most significantly with the cooking method, and ultimately was left with just a fabulous, superior dish, 5-star quality being an understatement. I did not use chicken, only because I had pork tenderloin to cook tonight. This recipe is suitable for either, and whether you use chicken or pork tenderloin, both are lean, tender meats that require brief cooking. I saw no need, then, to bake this – and I didn’t. I sautéed the sliced Portobello mushrooms in olive oil. I removed them from the pan, added a little more olive oil and butter, and BRIEFLY cooked the flour/salt/pepper dredged meat, a few minutes on each side. (I cut the pork tenderloin into medallions) I removed the meat from the pan and kept it warm while I made the sauce: I again added a little more olive oil and butter to the pan and BRIEFLY cooked the garlic before deglazing the pan with the marsala, then added a slurry made with a SMALL amount of flour and beef broth. Browning sauce was not necessary (see my posted photo). I served this over spaghettini with garlic, butter and olive oil. The meat was moist and tender, the sauce rich and flavorful, the Portobello mushrooms the perfect complement to both – just a beautiful dish. I rate this 4 stars rather than 5 because in my opinion the large amount of flour called for is not only unnecessary but excessive, olive oil is more appropriate for this dish than vegetable oil, browning sauce is not necessary, nor is the baking step.

Dec 26, 2005

This was good. I have made another Chicken Marsala recipe that I do like just a little bit better. I think I will stick to that one. I do appreciate the post...thanks.

Aug 21, 2008

AMAZING! I omitted the browning sauce, and I browned garlic cloves with the mushrooms (like 7-10 cloves). I also use cooking marsala wine...and anyway it's simply FABULOUS, I'm addicted to Macaroni Grill's Chicken Marsala, and this is the ONLY recipe I've found that even comes close. I also substituted White mushrooms instead of portobello ones, and didn't even notice any flavor difference!

May 06, 2009

I made this just as listed except I did not have any browning liquid so I used a dash of Worcestershire sauce. The chicken tasted like it came from a restaurant. Very good.

Sep 03, 2005

I "LOVED" this recipe. It was easy to make and was a huge hit at my party. The only confusing part was the flour so what I did was use half for the sauce and half for the chicken.


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  • Calories
  • 489 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 516 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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