This Gluten-Free Chicken Marsala is full of flavor, from the earthy mushrooms to the sweet wine. A touch of cream and crispy Prosciutto di Parma DOP bring this plate together—and it’s all gluten-free. This post was sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
And in our house, there is no such thing as an Italian dinner without wine.
You can pair your dinner with an Italian wine, or make your dinner with an Italian wine. I almost always choose both.
Chicken Marsala is a very popular dish, but most people don’t really know what Marsala is or how to use it beyond this dish.
Marsala is a sweet, dry wine that is produced in Sicily. The wine is smooth and nutty with hints of vanilla and burnt honey. It pairs wonderfully with meats and earthy profiles. Hence, Chicken Marsala.
I like to make this gluten-free Chicken Marsala with Prosciutto di Parma DOP and a touch of cream. It’s simple, quick, and so delicious.
Now, the important question. Which Italian wine to drink with it?
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Gluten-Free Chicken Marsala
- Prep Time: 7 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 32 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
This Gluten-Free Chicken Marsala is full of flavor, from the earthy mushrooms to the sweet wine. A touch of cream and crispy Prosciutto di Parma DOP bring this plate together—and it’s all gluten-free.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt, plus additional
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus additional
- 1 1/2 pounds thinly-cut chicken breasts
- 3 ounces Prosciutto di Parma DOP, torn or thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 shallot, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 3/4 cup Marsala wine
- 3/4 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, thyme, salt, and pepper. Dredge the chicken on both sides with the flour and place in the hot skillet.
- Sear the chicken breasts until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Add the Prosciutto di Parma DOP to the skillet with the reserved olive oil and drippings. Sear the Prosciutto until golden and crispy and some of the fat has rendered.
- Melt the butter in the skillet and once hot, add the shallot and garlic. Cook until translucent. Add in the mushrooms. Cook the mushrooms until they are golden and have released their water. Season with salt and pepper.
- Deglaze the pan with the wine, scraping the bits from the bottom of the pan. Let the wine simmer and reduce by half. Pour in the stock.
- Cook the sauce until it has thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cream and taste and adjust for seasoning.
- Add the chicken back to the pan to warm through. Serve garnished with fresh parsley.
Serve this Chicken Marsala over gluten-free pasta or with mashed potatoes.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 541
- Sugar: 2.4g
- Sodium: 562mg
- Fat: 27.1g
- Saturated Fat: 10.4g
- Carbohydrates: 19g
- Fiber: 2.3g
- Protein: 45.6g
- Cholesterol: 164mg
Bridget Williams says
Won’t be using the prosciutto. I cannot have pork. I’m hoping the end dish will be fine without it.
Susan Henthorn says
Did you use fresh or dried thyme?
Karen Kett-Conner says
Can this be made a day ahead?
I’m planning on a dinner for 16 with this recipe!
Hi Karen, I wouldn’t recommend making this ahead. Chicken marsala is a dish that is best eaten as soon as it is made. Hope it comes out great!
Lauren Castillo says
Omg I love this gluten free version! However I have plain sliced mushrooms would these be an acceptable substitute to cremini mushrooms?
Hi Lauren, absolutely they would be! Let me know how it turns out!
Beth Schaeffer says
Do you remove the mushrooms before deglazing the pan??
Hi Beth, nope! No need to.
Today is our 28th anniversary, and my husband and I made this fantastic recipe together. This recipe is amazing, and I appreciate you for posting it! Thank you!
Thank you, Jean! So happy you enjoyed. And Happy Anniversary! 🙂
The ingredients sound fabulous- what would I change if I was to make it a slow cooker recipe?
I have not made this in a slow-cooker. But, I would try first searching the chicken on both sides like this recipe suggests, and then adding all of the ingredients to the slow-cooker (except the cream) and cooking on low for 5 hours. I would stir in the cream at the end. Let me know how it goes!
Is there any way the Chicken Marsala can be made dairy free?
Hi Janice, yes. You can add coconut cream/milk to the end where heavy cream is used. And just leave out the butter!
Autumn Murray says
My family and I love Chicken Marsala. Thank you for the gluten-free recipe as I can make it when my niece comes to visit as she is allergic to gluten.
I like searching for and collecting chicken recipes. Your gluten-free chicken marsala looks very promising. I’d try this one day.
Shannon Gurnee says
I’ve never made Chicken Marsala before, but it looks delicious! I would love to try this recipe.
Subhashish Roy says
Wonderful recipe.Chicken & Wine both my favorites. The dish looks enticing.
Emmanuel Damian says
Gluten-Free Chicken Marsala looks like so yummy! I would like to try this recipe soon.
Shahrom Martijn says
The Chicken Marsala recipe looks delicious. Going to try out this recipe over the weekend.
Elicit Folio says
This recipe looks so amazing! I cannot wait to try this with my family!
Oh yum! I stopped eating meat a little over a year ago, but when I did eat it, this was one of my favorite dishes.
You’ve done all the hard work for us. It sounds like a great treat for my grown boys when they come home to visit. 🙂
Mary Edwards says
You read my mind. I have defrosted chicken and had no idea what to cook. This is perfect. I LOVE new recipes like this. Pinning it now.
Sara Welch says
Chicken Marsala is always a winning dish at dinner in our home. Your recipe looks splendid!
Beth Pierce says
Comfort food is my husband’s love language! This looks to die for!
Just looking at that makes me so hungry! I can’t wait to try this recipe. Om nom nom.