The Italian Impostor’s Chicken Marsala

Folks- if there is one thing I love more than food, it’s good food. And if there is one thing I know about good food, it’s that Italians make the best. Unfortunately, I’m not Italian, but that doesn’t stop me from pretending to be. It’s taken a lot of tweaking, but I have come up with my very own rendition of Chicken Marsala, and am being so kind as to share with all you other unfortunate non-Italians out there. Enjoy!

Stephanie’s Chicken Marsala


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 large (or 3 medium) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup Marsala wine sauce
  • 1/2 cup cooking Sherry
  • 1/2 box of pasta (I recommend Capellini)


Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry. Cut into 1 inch pieces.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and oregano. Coat chicken pieces in flour mixture.

In a large pot, boil water and make noodle of your choice (I use a wheat Capellini).

In a large skillet, melt the butter in the extra virgin olive oil on medium heat. Once hot, place chicken in skillet. Cook 3 minutes on one side, then turn chicken pieces over and add mushrooms. Pour the Marsala wine & Sherry into measuring cup, add 1 teaspoon of the leftover flour mixture and stir, pour over mushrooms and chicken. Cover skillet, cook until sauce slightly thickens, approximately 6-8 minutes longer. When done, spoon chicken, mushrooms and sauce over plated portions of pasta.

As with any good meal, pair with wine (Stephanie recommends Moscato d’Asti).



13 thoughts on “The Italian Impostor’s Chicken Marsala

  1. artzent says:

    I am sure that this is wonderful! I visited Italy two years ago and had a great time. The food was absolutely the best. I had to buy Jalatto s.p.? every time we went out and the pizza, to die for. I could go on and on!

  2. Three Well Beings says:

    Oh my but this sounds (and looks) good! I will definitely be giving this a try. This would be quite a step up from our “ordinary chicken dishes”–so I need to think about your originating statement, and get on-board with really good food. I get a little lazy perhaps! Ha! Yum! Debra

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