Tender sliced chicken smothered in classic Italian marsala wine sauce with hearty sliced baby bella mushrooms makes this Creamy Chicken Marsala a family favorite!
FREE EASY KETO DINNERS EBOOK
- ❤️ Why You'll Love this Chicken Marsala Recipe
- 🛒 What's in Keto Chicken Marsala
- 🔪 How to Make Keto Chicken Marsala
- Tips for the Best Keto Chicken Marsala
- Are Mushrooms Keto?
- What is Chicken Marsala Sauce Made of?
- What Is Marsala Wine?
- When a Recipe Calls for Marsala, Should You use Sweet or Dry?
- What is Traditionally Serve with Chicken Marsala?
- Is Marsala a Drinking Wine or Cooking Wine?
- Can I Freeze Leftover Keto Chicken Marsala?
- More Keto Italian Recipes
❤️ Why You'll Love this Chicken Marsala Recipe
- Tender thinly sliced chicken in classic marsala wine sauce
- Smooth, rich and creamy texture
- Hearty sliced baby bella mushrooms
- Quick and easy to make, but tastes like it took hours
- Family friendly
Chicken Marsala is just one of the those favorite traditional Italian dishes that's everyone's favorite! And this Keto version, with the addition of mascarpone cheese, has the best and oh so creamy and luscious sauce.
If you're looking for the best low carb chicken recipe, this one fits the bill! Mushrooms give this Chicken Marsala wonderful texture and incredible flavor.
🛒 What's in Keto Chicken Marsala
- Baby Bella mushrooms
- Chicken stock
- Mascarpone cheese
- Marsala wine
- Dried basil
- Fresh parley
- Olive oil
- Grass-fed butter
- Salt & Pepper
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Keto Chicken Marsala
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Sauté the chicken, and season with basil, salt and pepper, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken and set aside.
Tip: You don't have to cook the chicken completely, since it will finish cooking in the sauce.
Add the butter to the pot and once it has melted, add the mushrooms.
Continue sautéing until the mushrooms are tender.
Once the mushrooms have cooked and gotten good color, push them to one side. Add in the garlic and sauté for 20 seconds, careful not to burn it!
Tip: Cooking the mushrooms until they have good color really helps bring out their flavor and will improve the overall flavor of the sauce. Don't rush this step, you want that flavor!
Deglaze the pot with the marsala wine, scraping up the brown bits on the bottom.
Stir in the chicken stock and most of the parsley (reserving some for garnish) then add the chicken back in. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat, uncovered.
Remove the chicken and cook another 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken. Stir in the mascarpone cheese and mix in well. Cook an additional 5 minutes or until thickened.
Tips for the Best Keto Chicken Marsala
- Using evenly cut chicken breasts or chicken cutlets will ensure even cooking.
- If you don't have Mascarpone cheese, you can use cream cheese, but you will get a slightly tangier flavor and the carb count will change, so be sure you adjust your macros accordingly.
- Marsala wine is an Italian wine that comes in dry and sweet. A dry wine is ideal when cooking savory dishes.
- Don't throw out the leftover wine. If kept in a cool place, it will still be good for weeks.
- For best results, slice your mushrooms fairly thick. As they cook, they will shrink in size. You want them to be a good size in the finished dish.
- Even though this recipes calls for Homemade Chicken Stock, if you're in a hurry, you can always use a high quality chicken bone broth like this from Kettle and Fire.
Are Mushrooms Keto?
Of course! Mushrooms are low in calories and carbs, which is perfect for Keto or low carb diets. Since mushrooms are usually cooked in some type of fat, that makes them a great way to incorporate more daily healthy fat into your diet!
They are packed with nutrients including a whopping 552mg of potassium per serving! When you're eating a Keto or low carb diet, getting enough potassium is really important.
What is Chicken Marsala Sauce Made of?
Classic marsala sauce includes chicken broth, some type of cream (in this case I used mascarpone) and of course, the star of the show- marsala wine!
What Is Marsala Wine?
Marsala wine is a fortified wine that's made in Sicily, Italy near the town of Marsala.
When a Recipe Calls for Marsala, Should You use Sweet or Dry?
For savory recipes, such as this Chicken Marsala, you want to use a dry marsala wine. And as you might have guessed, for sweet recipes, like tiramisu or zabaglione, you'll want to use a sweet marsala.
What is Traditionally Serve with Chicken Marsala?
You can serve this low carb chicken marsala with any leafy green vegetable or salad or try one of these delicious recipes:
- Cheesy Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto
- Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Rosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
- Parmesan Baked Artichoke Hearts
- Loaded Creamy Cauliflower Casserole
Is Marsala a Drinking Wine or Cooking Wine?
Actually, both! Most people tend to think marsala wine is only used in cooking, but it can certainly be enjoyed by the glass as well.
Can I Freeze Leftover Keto Chicken Marsala?
You can freeze leftover Chicken Marsala, but just be aware that the cream may separate some and will require you to whisk it until it is well incorporated.
For best results, store the leftovers in an airtight freeze safe container and freeze up to a couple of months. To reheat you can place the leftovers right on top of the stove in a large skillet until heat through.
More Keto Italian Recipes
- Italian Wedding Soup
- Chicken Parmesan Casserole
- Italian Antipasti Skewers
- Keto Meatballs Italian Style
- Italian Meat Sauce
- Italian Bread Sticks
- Italian Beef Braciole
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Keto Creamy Chicken Marsala
- 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts, sliced thinly
- 8 ounces Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
- 1 ½ cups chicken stock
- ½ cup marsala wine
- ¼ cup mascarpone cheese
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sauté the chicken, and season with basil, salt and pepper, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken and set aside.
- Add the butter to the pan, then sauté the mushrooms. Allow them to get some good color, then push to one side. Add in the garlic and sauté for 20 seconds, careful not to burn it!
- Deglaze the pot with the marsala wine, scraping up the brown bits on the bottom. Stir in the chicken stock and most of the parsley (reserving some for garnish) then add the chicken back in. Simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat, uncovered.
- Remove the chicken and cook another 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken. Stir in the mascarpone cheese and cook an additional 5 minutes or until thickened. Add the chicken back in just to heat it through. Top with a garnish of parsley and serve along side your favorite Keto-friendly veggie or salad!
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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*Originally published on July 9, 2018, updated on August 24, 2023 with new photos, slight improvements to the recipe and helpful tips.