Instant Pot Chicken Marsala Recipe

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Chicken Marsala has always been the epitome of indulgent, fancy meals to me. If I wanted to feel really fancy, Chicken Marsala was on the menu. When I got my Instant Pot, I realized that I could make Instant Pot Chicken Marsala SO easily!

Here is my recipe for how to make this delicious, fancy meal in your own home. In just a few steps, you’ll have an impressive, easy dinner on the table! 

Dredged instant pot chicken marsala in flour

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Instant Pot Chicken Marsala? 

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs 
Butter 
Flour 
Salt
Pepper
Onion
Baby bella mushrooms 
Chicken stock 
Sweet Marsala wine 
Cornstarch
Water 

instant pot chicken marsala

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Marsala? 

Place your boneless, skinless chicken thighs in a large plastic ziplock bag and seal tightly. Use a meat cleaver to pound your chicken thighs until about ¼ inch thick. 

Remove chicken thighs from bag. Pour flour into a shallow bowl. Dip the chicken thighs in the flour, coating each side in flour thoroughly. 

Turn your Instant Pot on to the saute setting. Add 1 tbsp of butter and allow it to melt. Add the chicken thighs into the pot, browning them on each side (about 4 minutes each). Cook in two rounds if you need to so as not to crowd the chicken. Remove the browned chicken and set on a separate plate. 

Still on the saute setting, add two more tablespoons of butter into your Instant Pot. Add the onions and mushrooms, and saute until the onions begin to turn translucent. Add small drizzles of olive oil if the bottom of the pot seems too dry. 

Once the onions and mushrooms have softened, turn off the saute feature. 

Pour the chicken stock and marsala wine into the Instant Pot, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits that had stuck to the bottom of the pot. 

Add the chicken back into the pot, and put on the lid. Turn Instant Pot to Manual for 9 minutes. Once the 9 minutes are up, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then instant release the rest. 

Remove the cooked chicken from the pot and set on a separate plate. 

Turn the Instant Pot to saute again, and allow the sauce to come to a boil. 

In a separate bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Add into the boiling sauce, and stir until sauce thickens. 

Serve chicken with sauce and enjoy! 

A bite of chicken and mushroom

What is a Good Side Dish to Serve with Chicken Marsala? 

Oh there are so many great options! Mashed potatoes and vegetables is never a bad idea. My favorite, though, is to serve my Instant Pot Chicken Marsala over pasta. The marsala sauce drips over the pasta to create a beautiful sauce that you want to slurp up. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong. 

How Do You Thicken Marsala Wine Sauce? 

To thicken your marsala sauce when making it in the Instant Pot, make sure to use cornstarch. When cornstarch mixes with water and heats up, it creates a very thick gravy-like texture of whatever liquid it’s sitting in. 

Combine your cornstarch and water in a small bowl and whisk thoroughly so that the cornstarch dissolves. Then dump into your sauce. If you do not dissolve the cornstarch beforehand, your cornstarch will clump in the sauce and show little white specs in your sauce. 

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Instant Pot Chicken Marsala

This Instant Pot Chicken Marsala is such an easy rendition of a classic dinner favorite.

Course chicken, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup sweet marsala wine
  • 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • 5 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Place your boneless, skinless chicken thighs in a large plastic ziplock bag and seal tightly. Use a meat cleaver to pound your chicken thighs until about ¼ inch thick. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Remove chicken thighs from bag. Pour flour into a shallow bowl. Dip the chicken thighs in the flour, coating each side in flour thoroughly.
  3. Turn your Instant Pot on to the saute setting. Add 1 tbsp of butter and allow it to melt. Add the chicken thighs into the pot, browning them on each side (about 4 minutes each). Cook in two rounds if you need to so as not to crowd the chicken. Remove the browned chicken and set on a separate plate.
  4. Still on the saute setting, add two more tablespoons of butter into your Instant Pot. Add the onions and mushrooms, and saute until the onions begin to turn translucent. Add small drizzles of olive oil if the bottom of the pot seems too dry.
  5. Once the onions and mushrooms have softened, turn off the saute feature.
  6. Pour the chicken stock and marsala wine into the Instant Pot, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits that had stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  7. Add the chicken back into the pot, and put on the lid. Turn Instant Pot to Manual for 9 minutes. Once the 9 minutes are up, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then instant release the rest.
  8. Remove the cooked chicken from the pot and set on a separate plate.
  9. Turn the Instant Pot to saute again, and allow the sauce to come to a boil.
  10. In a separate bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Add into the boiling sauce, and stir until sauce thickens.
  11. Serve chicken with sauce. Enjoy

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from crunchycreamysweet.com

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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Chicken Marsala Recipe

  1. 5 stars
    Amazingly easy recipe…. tasted like I slaved in the kitchen for hours! Definitely saving this and adding to my regular rotation!

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