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Keto Chicken Marsala Recipe

Creamy Keto Chicken Marsala Recipe

Tina Alexandre
You're going to love this creamy, low-carb Keto Chicken Marsala recipe. It's the ultimate ketogenic diet comfort food.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
0 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 People
Calories 476 kcal


  • 12 oz chicken thighs, cutlets
  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 small onion or 1 whole shallot, sliced
  • 2 cups Italian or crimini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1/2 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 12 oz cauliflower rice
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley for garnish


  • Cut your skinless chicken thighs into 4 total pieces. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. 
  • Over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet. Once heated, add in the chicken pieces and cook until you see brown bits and the edges are golden browns. Remove them from the skillet and set them aside. 
  • Leave the grease and juices from the chicken, add in the remaining olive oil, and heat over medium heat. Add the onion and sliced mushrooms and saute for a few minutes until the onions are translucent. Don't cook them on high heat as they can burn the onion rather than carmelize them. 
  • Add the marsala wine and bring it to a boil and let the volume be reduced to about half.
  • 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 broth is reduced and thicken.
  • Add the chicken cutlets to the skillet and cover them with the sauce. Simmer for additional 1-2 minutes. Season it with salt and pepper before serving. 
  •  Warm up the cauliflower rice and serve in 4 separate places. Drop 1/2 tablespoon of butter on top and let it melt. 
  • Serve the chicken marsala on the side of the cauliflower rice. Sprinkle chopped parsley and sprinkle some on top if desired. 


  1. A typical marsala recipe uses chicken breast. If you prefer the leanness of the breasts, you can use that too. You can also sub chicken broth with chicken stock. 
  2. If you want to dredge the chicken to add crispness, use arrowroot powder in lieu of cornstarch or wheat flour. Arrowroot is more keto-friendly than those other options. 
  3. Cook time may depend on the size of your chicken. If your pieces are larger, they may take more time to cook through. 
  4. Chicken Marsala is one dish I know you can make in an instant pot, crockpot, or slow cooker, but I've never tried using those for this marsala dish. I may have to give it a try next time and come up with a new recipe for slow cooker chicken marsala. But for now, this uses a stovetop cooking method. 
  5. Save leftovers in an airtight container and reheat in the refrigerator with a plastic wrap over when you are ready to eat. 
Keyword Chicken recipes, low carb dinner