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Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala in creamy sauce with mushrooms.

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

Creamy, delicious, mushroom studded Chicken Marsala prepared in the slow cooker! This surprisingly easy recipe results in a restaurant quality dish made right in your own kitchen. 

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Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 serves
Calories 281 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 (1.5 pounds, total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry marsala wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Season chicken breasts all around with garlic powder, dried basil, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add prepared chicken breasts to the hot oil and cook for 3 minutes per side, or until just browned.
  5. Transfer chicken to slow cooker and top with mushrooms and garlic.
  6. Return skillet over medium-high heat and add the marsala wine; cook for 1 minute, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  7. Pour wine over chicken and mushrooms.
  8. Close with a lid and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours, or on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours. Chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 165˚F.
  9. Remove chicken breasts from slow cooker and set aside on a plate.
  10. Combine water and cornstarch in a mug or a small mixing bowl and whisk until incorporated; then, whisk the slurry into the wine sauce.
  11. Add heavy cream to the wine sauce and whisk until combined.
  12. Return chicken to the slow cooker; cover with a lid and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
  13. Transfer chicken from slow cooker to plates; top with mushroom sauce and garnish with fresh parsley.
  14. Serve.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 5 

NOTES:

  • If you don’t have time to brown the chicken breasts, you don’t have to, but it does help with the overall flavor.
  • Try to use DRY Marsala Wine. Sweet Marsala Wine is for desserts. If you don't want to use wine, you can use low sodium chicken broth, instead. I would also recommend chicken broth for those that are watching their calories, carbs, and/or are on a Keto diet.
  • If you don't have Marsala Wine, you can use Sherry, Madeira, Dry White Wine, or Port. Please keep in mind that using anything other than Dry Marsala Wine will alter the overall classic flavor.
  • Keep leftovers refrigerated for up to 4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 595mg17%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.