Easy Creamy Chicken Marsala

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Are you looking for an easy chicken recipe? This easy creamy chicken marsala is adapted from Julia Child’s recipe.

Isn’t it a great thing when a recipe can be tasty, fancy, and can also be ready in about 30 minutes? Chicken Marsala is a chicken breast recipe baked in butter, mushrooms, and green onions. After the breasts are cooked through a gravy with wine, broth and cream finish off this dish.

white plate with easy creamy chicken marsala, rice with additional sauce on top and steamed green beans.

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Chicken Marsala

Julia’s original recipe was called Supremes de Volaille aux Champignons. As a fan of Julia Child, this isn’t her only recipe in my collection. You can find Beef Bourguignon HERE

The ingredients from the original recipe weren’t changed too much but the execution was changed the most.

Using a cast-iron skillet made it easy to prepare the meal and put it into the oven all in the same pan. Just make sure you have a skillet handle hot pad so you don’t burn yourself (like I always do)

4 tablespoons butter in a cast-iron skillet

The gravy is delicious when served over rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles. A side salad and some steamed vegetables make this a perfect weekday meal.

Fun Facts about Julia Child

1. Julia was 6′-2″ tall

2. Julia played basketball for Smith University in Massecucitts

3. While filming the series “Baking with Julia” she used 753 pounds of butter

Chicken Marsala with Cream Sauce Gravy

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Chicken Breast, Julia Child
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts I use two large chicken breasts, butterflied
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1/4 lb mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 1/8 tsp salt

For the Sauce

  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup sauvignon blanc
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Squeeze lemon juice evenly over chicken breast and lightly salt and pepper
    Raw chicken breat on plate with lemon juice and salt and pepper ready for easy creamy chicken marsala
  • Heat the butter in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, when melted and bubbling add the mushrooms, green onion, and 1/8 tsp. salt to the pan. Stir the mushrooms and onion in the pan until just slightly browned.
    mushrooms and green onions cooking in the butter in a cast-iron skillet
  • Push the mushroom and onion mixture to one side and add the four breasts and let sear on each side for about one minute.
    chicken breasts after they have been added to the skillet for a quick sear before going into the oven
  • Move breast and mushroom mixture around until it's evenly distributed in the pan.
  • Cover and put into the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the internal temp of the chicken breast is 145°
    seared chicken breast, mushrooms, and green onions ready to be put into the oven
  • Remove the pan from the oven. Take the chicken breasts out of the pan and transfer them to a plate, and cover with foil to keep warm.
    Chicken breasts after they have been baked transferred to a plate to rest
  • Add the broth and wine to the mushroom mixture in the pan and boil over high heat until it is reduced and starting to thicken a bit. Add the cream and bring it back to a boil stirring continuously until the cream has thickened a bit.
    the beginning of the sauce for easy creamy chicken marsala. The broth and wine have been added to the skillet with the mushrooms and green onions
  • Take the pan off the heat and add salt and pepper and the juice of 1/2 of a lemon. Add the chicken breasts back to the sauce and spoon over the meat.
    after the sauce has thickened and the chicken breast have been added back to the pan, it is ready to be served
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately

Notes

The original recipe uses Madeira wine or dry white vermouth. I personally like a softer taste and use a sauvignon blanc. 

Other Chicken Recipes

Chicken is a healthy choice for protein. There are several chicken recipes on the blog:

Blue Flourish

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You can find Julia Child’s original recipe HERE

I hope you enjoy this easy creamy chicken marsala recipe. I’m a huge fan of Julia Child. While she adapted French recipes for American cooks, I try to adapt her recipes for modern cooks.

Peace,

Raw chicken breat on plate with lemon juice and salt and pepper ready for easy creamy chicken marsala

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