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Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

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Indulge in the sublime flavors of our exquisite Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala, a culinary symphony where tender chicken breasts dance gracefully in a rich mushroom and Marsala wine sauce. Elevate your family dining experience with this delectable Italian-inspired dish that tantalizes the taste buds and fills the air with irresistible aromas.

Ingredients:

Tender Chicken Bliss: Begin with succulent chicken breasts, the canvas upon which our culinary artistry unfolds. These are seared to perfection to enhance their natural flavors.

Mushroom Magic: Introduce an ensemble of mushrooms, a medley of textures and earthy notes that complements the chicken exquisitely.

Marsala Wine Elegance: Elevate the dish with Marsala wine, a jewel from the Sicilian vineyards that imparts a subtle sweetness and depth to the sauce.

Aromatic Symphony: Enrich the canvas with garlic, a symphony of shallots, and the comforting embrace of chicken broth.

Sauce Alchemy: Let the ingredients simmer in the slow cooker, melding into a harmonious blend. A touch of cornstarch is added later, ensuring the sauce achieves the perfect consistency.

How To Make:

Golden Prelude: Begin by seasoning and searing the chicken, setting the stage for a culinary crescendo.

Marsala Enchantment: Saute shallots and garlic, adding the browned chicken to the slow cooker. Pour in the Marsala wine, letting it weave its enchantment.

Mushroom Ballet: Gracefully arrange mushrooms atop the chicken, a dance of flavors in the making.

Simmering Sonata: Let the slow cooker orchestrate a simmering sonata, melding the ingredients into a succulent symphony over 2.5 to 3 hours.

Sauce Finale: Conclude with a cornstarch slurry for a velvety texture, and a touch of cream for an opulent finale. The result is a sauce that dances on the palate, a testament to slow-cooking perfection.

Suggestions for accompaniments:

Salad Serenade: Caesar Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Crispy Chickpea Croutons – a fresh and crisp serenade to accompany your marsala masterpiece.

Vegetable Overture: Smashed Brussels Sprouts – a healthy and delightful overture to complement the richness of the dish.

Pasta Pas de Deux: Pair with whole wheat pasta noodles or zucchini noodles for a perfect pas de deux with the slow-cooked indulgence.

Prepare Ahead, Revel Later

Culinary Prelude: Chop vegetables a day in advance for a seamless culinary symphony.

Storage:

Store leftovers with care, placing chicken and sauce in separate containers for up to 3 days.

Reheating:

Gently reheat in a skillet for an encore, ensuring a savory performance every time.

Tools:

Slow Cooker: The maestro orchestrating this culinary opus and a must-have for all slow-cooking endeavors.

Saute Pan: A virtuoso in browning and sauteing, ensuring the chicken’s golden overture.

Whisk Wizardry: A small whisk for enchanting ingredient combinations without a culinary cacophony.

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

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Recipe by admin Course: MainCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

5

hours 

30

minutes
Calories

242

kcal
Total time

5

hours 

45

minutes

Prepare to be amazed by the simplicity and decadence of our Quick & Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala.

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1/2 cup marsala wine

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • Brown chicken in the pan for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden.
  • Place browned chicken, garlic, wine, broth, and mushrooms in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on LOW for 5 hours.
  • Remove chicken from the slow cooker. Whisk cornstarch with 1/3 cup cold water and pour into the slow cooker. Stir and add chicken back, cooking on HIGH for 30 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Stir in heavy cream, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with parsley, and serve.

Notes

  • Browning the chicken adds depth, but for a quicker version, it can be skipped.
  • Substitute chicken thighs for breasts if desired.
  • Stove-top instructions provided for those seeking a swift alternative.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 244kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 85mg
  • Sodium: 210mg
  • Sugar: 2g

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