Chicken in Marsala Cream Sauce

Chicken with Mushrooms, Rice, and Marsala Cream Sauce
Barbara Kiebel


  • 3 Tablespoons  unsalted butter, plus more for the casserole dish
  • medium-sized white onion, sliced
  •   8-12 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  •   3/4-1 cup Marsala wine, sherry, or white wine
  • 1/2 Cup  half-and-half
  • 1/2 Cup  milk
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Cups  water
  • 1 Cup  long-grain rice
  •   2-4 cups coarsely chopped cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1 Cup  panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons  grated Parmesan

When my kids were young and I was a single parent I recall making a lot of casseroles, some planned and some much like what I did for dinner on this night. Leftovers were golden and casseroles like this were a favorite. It all started with some leftover chicken, mushrooms that were still good but might not be in another couple of days, and some rice in the pantry. Those ingredients combined in a Marsala cream sauce made for a quick and tasty meal.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat until just melted. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until it has started to caramelize and brown.

Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring until just softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the flour to the mixture, stir, and cook for 1 minute. Add the wine, half-and-half, and milk, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Stir in the water and the rice. Grease a large casserole dish and spread the chicken on the bottom. Pour the mushroom and rice mixture over the chicken. Make sure the rice is evenly distributed in the dish and cover the dish with aluminum foil.

Bake until bubbly, about 35 minutes. Combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan in a bowl, sprinkle on top, and bake for 5 more minutes. 


Calories per serving:

1,330 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 96g 147%
  • Carbs 248g 83%
  • Saturated 48g 240%
  • Fiber 8g 31%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 26g
  • Monounsaturated 28g
  • Polyunsaturated 10g
  • Protein 159g 317%
  • Cholesterol 492mg 164%
  • Sodium 1,737mg 72%
  • Calcium 1,042mg 104%
  • Magnesium 273mg 68%
  • Potassium 2,820mg 81%
  • Iron 11mg 62%
  • Zinc 13mg 87%
  • Phosphorus 1,878mg 268%
  • Vitamin A 604µg 67%
  • Vitamin C 15mg 25%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 62%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 150%
  • Niacin (B3) 48mg 241%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 134%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 153µg 38%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 48%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 11µg 14%
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