Crockpot Chicken Marsala

One of my favorite dishes to order when I go to an Italian restaurant is Chicken Marsala so when I stumbled on a slow cooker recipe (original recipe here), I had to try it out for myself. Luckily the only ingredient I didn't have was Marsala cooking wine so it turned out to be an inexpensive and easy dinner to prepare.

I made some minor changes to the ingredients based on my taste but I think it turned out to be almost as good as restaurant quality, considering slow cookers result in a different texture of cooked chicken breast (not pounded but easy to shred).

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Ground black pepper & salt to taste
Poultry seasoning
Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups mushrooms
2 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 cup Marsala cooking wine
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water

Serving size: 4 - 6 people

For the sides, I went with Whole Grain Penne Pasta and Pear Gorgonzola Salad. Both really excellent with this dish.

What To Do:
1. Lightly grease your crockpot with cooking spray and then place chicken breasts in there. Season chicken with poultry seasonings of your choice, black pepper and salt. (I actually never use salt in my recipes but I include it for those that like it).

2. Add minced garlic, mushrooms and the Marsala cooking wine to the crockpot and cook on low for 5 hours covered.

3. While the chicken cooks, prepare your side dishes and set aside.

4. After 5 hours, remove the chicken breasts from crockpot using a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate or bowl. Mix together water and cornstarch using a whisk until fully dissolved and then add to the crockpot.

5. Return chicken to the crockpot, increase heat to high and cooking for another 30-45 minutes until sauce is thickened. 


Cooking times may vary based on your slow cooker. I find my crockpot cooks a lot quicker on low setting than what some recipes recommended so adjust the temperature and cooking time based on the crockpot you are using.


  1. We made a chicken recipe in the crock pot that sort of fell flat for me (gary loved it) but I really want to try this!! YUM! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. SO yum and so easy! I love so cooker recipes. The slow cooker liners are amazing if you use your slow cooker all the time-- makes clean up WAY easier!

  3. ok this looks so delicious. i love chicken marsala! def one to add to my list :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  4. I adore chicken marsala and you are speaking my dinner language right here woman! This recipe looks amazing and easy and is definitely going on the list!

  5. Chicken marsala always makes me think of my dad because he always ordered it when we were at restaurants that served it too. I might have to make this as a little tribute to him! :)

  6. This looks and sounds so delicious! Chris is a huge fan of Chicken Marsala, so I'll definitely have to try this one out! Plus you can't beat the ease of using a crock pot!

  7. This looks so good! I'm all about crockpot recipes!

  8. YUM! One of my favorite meals, and you already know you had me at crockpot <3
    Green Fashionista

  9. That salad mix is one of my absolute favorites!!! This sounds like a fantastic meal, but skip the mushrooms for me :)

  10. I haven't had chicken Marsala in so long. This looks great! I am pinning to try in the near future as hot summers were made for crock pots!

  11. I haven't had chicken marsala in ages but now I want to make this! Love anything I can throw in the crockpot and not worry about! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  12. This looks DELICIOUS!!!! I love all crock pot meals so I need to try this asap!

  13. Yum! Chicken + using the crockpot are our favorite things for dinner!

  14. I love cooking with marsala wine...I'll definitely have to try this, especially since I love crockpot recipes!

  15. You and me both! And the crock pot makes it so easy to do! Thank you!

  16. That looks super delicious. I love making meals in the crockpot. Will have to give this one a try.

  17. I've wanted to make this at home. Thank you!!!

  18. woah, i had no idea it was this easy. i love to order it at restaurants as well. pinned this and i am totally going to try it!