Instant Pot Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala is a dish of golden chicken and mushrooms and cooked in Marsala wine. This classic restaurant dish is something you can easily make at home. With the Instant pot, you can have this dish in 15 minutes in the comfort of your home.

Do I need Marsala wine?

Marsala is a fortified wine, dry or sweet, made in Italy. The Chicken Marsala is not the same without this wine. Still, if you do not have this or cannot find it, you can use Pinot Noir. The Marsala wine tends to have a nutty, brown sugar flavor, with notes of dried fruit. A wine with this characteristic is suitable for use instead of Marsala.

Are there different types of Marsala?

Marsala comes in three colors; golden, amber, and ruby. These three colors also indicate the three levels of sweetness. The golden Marsala is a fine Marsala, and it is a type of Marsala that ages for 12 months.  It has less sweetness. Superior Marsala has an amber color. This wine has more sweetness and has aged for 24 months. The ruby Marsala ages 4 or 5 years and is known as superior (4 years) or Virgin (5 years) wine. The Ruby Marsala is not used for cooking. The fine and superior are used in cooking.

Which mushrooms to use?

I used plain white mushrooms, but you can use any type you like. Brown or even oyster mushrooms.

Do I need starch?

You may probably come across chicken marsala recipes that use cornstarch. As these chicken fillets are dredged through the flour, there is no need to add cornstarch. The flour is enough to give creaminess to the sauce. Still, if you want your sauce to be thicker, mix 1 tbsp of cornstarch with 2 tbsp water, and add to the Instant Pot. Cook on Saute for 3 minutes and serve.

How to make chicken marsala?

Gather your ingredients:

Cut chicken into medallions and dredge through the flour.

Heat oil in Instant Pot on Saute. Brown chicken on both sides.

Remove the chicken from Instant Pot. Add butter, onion, and mushrooms.

Add stock and marsala wine.

Place back in the chicken and select Manual. Cook chicken on High pressure for 6 minutes.

Serve chicken warm.

Instant Pot Chicken Marsala
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, marsala, white wine
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
  • 2 chciken breast fillets
  • salt and pepepr, to taste
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Cut fillets in medallions.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and coat with flour.
  • Heat olive oil in Instant Pot on saute. Brown chicken on both sides. Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot.
  • Melt butter on Saute. Add onion and mushrooms. Cook stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the stock and Marsala wine.
  • Place back in the chicken. Lock the lid and Select Manual.
  • Set to high pressure and cook for 6 minutes. Perform a quick pressure release.
  • Serve chicken warm, topped with chopped chives.

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