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One-Pot Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta

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One-Pot Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta is a delicious weeknight pasta dinner recipe that turns an Italian Classic into a One-Pot wonder for your family.

Chicken marsala can be found on almost any menu in an Italian restaurant.

Being an Italian, I figured my blog should have some more of these classics but with my twists on them.

When I have friends over or I am wanting to cook something yummy, yet easy, pasta and one-pot meals save the day.

One-pot meals are always so easy, full of flavor, and no one usually dislikes them. #winning

What you’ll need for Chicken Marsala Pasta

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive Oil
  • Mushrooms
  • White onion
  • Garlic
  • Marsala wine
  • Chicken broth
  • Heavy cream (or milk)
  • Penne pasta
  • Seasonings: thyme, basil, oregano, salt, pepper
chicken and penne noodles in a bowl

How to make chicken marsala one-pot pasta:

  • Heat a large pot over medium heat and add in 2 Tbsp. olive oil.
  • Cut chicken breast into bite sized chunks and add to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken completely (until no longer pink). Set chicken aside on a plate.
  • Add last Tbsp. of olive oil and add in sliced mushrooms, cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally and then add chicken back in.
  • Add in the chicken broth, heavy cream, marsala wine, pasta and seasonings.
  • Bring to a boil, then place lid on, turn heat down to low and cook for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is cooked.
  • Remove lid, add in the fresh parmesan, stir and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

What is marsala wine?

  • Marsala wine is a fortified wine made in Sicily. Marsala is most commonly used in cooking to create nutty, rich caramelized sauces.
chicken and penne noodles in a bowl

What is the best marsala wine for cooking?

  • My only rule here is to not buy “cooking” marsala and to purchase marsala wine, the real stuff. This doesn’t mean you need to spend the big bucks on a bottle. You can find reasonably priced bottles! I also like a dry marsala for this dish.

What else can I use marsala wine for?

  • You can use sweet marsala for desserts such as almond cake or biscotti, dry marsala for pork tenderloin or other chicken recipes. It makes a great addition to sauces.

Substitutions

  • If you don’t want to use the marsala wine, add an additional 1/2 cup of chicken broth. It won’t taste the same of course, but it’s still a delicious meal.
  • You can discard the cream as well if you want to make dairy free.
  • If you don’t have or can’t find marsala wine, you can use Madeira wine. Both wines are fortified wines with a rich nutty flavor that is delicious with mushrooms and chicken!

This One-Pot Chicken Marsala pasta is:

  • Restaurant quality flavor
  • A 30 minute meal
  • Perfect for a family dinner
  • Can be made dairy free (omit the cream and Parmesan)
  • Great for meal prep
  • Creamy and satisfying
  • Delicious with salad or asparagus
chicken and penne noodles in a bowl
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One of my other favorite pasta dishes to make for friends or during a busy weeknight is this Easy Shell Pasta with Ground Turkey and Cheesy Stuffed Shells with Ricotta and Spinach!

One-Pot Chicken Marsala Pasta

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Author: Kroll’s Korner

Chicken Marsala is an easy, 30 minute weeknight meal for the entire family to enjoy. Pair with asparagus or a green salad.

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Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 1/5 cups heavy cream
  • 1 lb. penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 tsp. Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp. basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme, dried

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add in 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Cut chicken breast into bite sized chunks and add to the pot.

  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken cubes completely (until no longer pink). Set chicken aside on a plate.

  3. Add last Tbsp. of olive oil and add in sliced mushrooms, onions and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally and then add chicken back in. Add in the chicken broth, heavy cream, marsala wine, pasta and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then place lid on, turn heat down to low and cook for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Remove lid, add in the fresh parmesan, stir and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

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chicken and penne noodles in a bowl

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  1. I love pasta and one pot meals for having guests over as well! This looks so tasty. And I had no idea how many ways you could use marsala wine! Count me in for tasty pasta and almond cake!!

  2. I love this recipe! On a busy night, the last thing I want to do is spend all evening cleaning up from cooking dinner. Having all this done in one pot, makes it so easy!

  3. One pot meals are my jam lately! I love the easy clean up! I can’t wait to try this one – thanks so much for sharing!

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