Creamy Chicken Marsala Recipe (Keto, Paleo and Gluten-Free)

Chicken Marsala recipe

This Chicken Marsala recipe is a rich, creamy, and saucy chicken dish with bursting flavors. If you are in need of a quick dish to make in 30 minutes your whole family loves, this chicken marsala is it.

Not to mention, it’s perfect for the Keto diet.

By browning the chicken and mushroom first, you get to bring out the aroma and flavors. From there, you are adding the chicken broth, cream, and marsala wine to simmer to make a savory sauce.

It’s a pretty simple cooking process that you are probably familiar with already.

The base of the chicken marsala is obviously marsala wine and chicken. But by adding in the mushroom and herbs, you can add the depth to its flavors and elevate its aroma. It’s earthy, rich, and simply amazing.

This recipe has more mushroom than many other marsala recipes I’ve seen, but feel free to cut back if you like it less. I personally love the texture and flavors of Italian mushrooms, so I can’t really help myself!

I also like to add in a tablespoon of tamari soy sauce when I have it around. Since it’s completely optional and I don’t always add it in, I didn’t add to the recipe.

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Creamy Chicken Marsala Recipe (Keto)
You're going to love this creamy, low-carb Keto Chicken Marsala recipe.. It's the ultimate ketogenic diet comfort food.
Chicken Marsala recipe
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Chicken Marsala recipe
Instructions
  1. Cut your chicken breast into strips. If you prefer one large piece per serving, cut into 4 total pieces. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of avocado oil in a large skillet. Once heated add in the chicken pieces and cook until they are cooked and golden brown. Remove them from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Leave the grease from the chicken, add in the other avocado oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and mushroom slices and saute for a few minutes until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the marsala wine and bring to a boil and let the volume reduced to about half.
  5. Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, and thyme and bring to a boil again. Bring the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce is reduced and thicken.
  6. Add the chicken back to the skillet and cover them with the sauce. Simmer for additional 1-2 minutes. Season it with salt and pepper before serving.
  7. Warm up the cauliflower rice and serve on 4 separate places. Drop 1/2 tablespoon of butter on top and let it melt.
  8. Serve the chicken marsala on the side of the cauliflower rice. Garnish it with chopped parsley if desired.
Recipe Notes

Per pop: 552 calories, 44g fat, 32g protein, 8g total carbs

Tina Alexandre
Tina Alexandre

Hi, I'm Tina, a mom, and wife who loves to write about nutrition and dieting. When I'm not writing, I also enjoy baking healthy pastries with my 7-year-old daughter.

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