Lemon Marsala Chicken Breasts

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Not sure where this recipe came from originally, but my girlfriend made it for dinner at few years back and it's become a staple at our house. Fancy enough for company. Usually I serve with wild rice and green beans. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim chicken.
  2. Cut chicken breast in half -- pound nice and flat.
  3. Heat butter and oil together in skillet.
  4. Dredge chicken in flour (mixed with salt and pepper to taste).
  5. Shake of excess flour.
  6. Dip chicken in beaten eggs.
  7. Saute in hot fat until golden on both sides.
  8. Drain on paper towel.
  9. Place in shallow baking dish.
  10. Make sauce;.
  11. Melt butter in saucepan.
  12. Add garlic and shallots. Saute for a minute.
  13. Add flour, stirring constantly. DO NOT ALLOW MIXTURE TO BROWN.
  14. Add stock and Marsala and continue to stir until smooth and slightly thickened.
  15. Add lemon juice.
  16. Pour sauce over chicken and bake until tenders (30 min).
  17. Preheat oven to 375.
  18. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and add fresh lemon slices when serving.
Most Helpful

A wonderful recipe! We cooked the entire thing on the stovetop, too lazy to clean two pans, and it still turned out beautifully. The Marsala sauce really makes this recipe. Thanks!!

Barb R November 12, 2008

I can't believe how delicious this is. I added about 5 white button mushrooms to the saute pan when I was cooking the garlic and shallots. I agree, the sauce with the marsala definitely makes this. What a wonderful flavour. If I could give this a 10 I would. I'll be making this again, thanks so much for such a delicious recipe.

Chef Joey Z. March 05, 2008