Chicken Marsala Florentine

Irresistible in flavor and an Italian lovers dream, our Chicken Marsala Florentine is wonderfully light, gorgeous in coloring, and packed with protein. The marsala wine adds a hint of sweetness and the sun-dried tomatoes add a unique rich flavor. This dish is one you will love!! It is my go-to dinner party meal too…the presentation is beautiful and looks like you’ve been cooking all day!

Chicken Marsala Florentine on a white plate with pan in background

My husband likes most of the dishes I put in front of him. He’s smart not to complain about food when I cook for him 🙂 The first time I whipped this together, I wasn’t sure how it would go purely because he isn’t too big on mushrooms. Well, he LOVED it. The mushrooms aren’t over powering at all and all the flavors meld together so well! When I feel like I’m in a slump and not sure what to cook, he suggests this dish almost every time. Total win on the home front!

What does florentine style mean?

When a dish is prepared “florentine” it means that there is spinach in it. Catherine de’ Medici was the great-granddaughter of Florence’s Renaissance ruler, Lorenzo the Magnificent and it is said that she insisted on her favorite vegetable, spinach, at every meal!

What can I use in place of marsala wine?

While we don’t recommend leaving this critical ingredient out, if you are in a pinch or do not want to cook with marsala you can replace it with an equal amount of dry white wine or 1 cup of white grape juice with 4 teaspoons of brandy. 

Is cooking marsala wine the same as marsala wine?

For the purpose of this dish, yes. The two are technically slightly different, but when making this dish, either one will do! You can usually find marsala wine in the vinegar section of your grocery store. 

Ingredients for Chicken Marsala Florentine

Ingredients for our Chicken Marsala Florentine:

  • 4-6 thin sliced chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup marsala wine
  • 1 container sliced portabello mushrooms
  • 3/4 sun dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach

How to make our Chicken Marsala Florentine:

In a large bowl, mix flour and oregano together.

Rinse your chicken breast and then pat dry. Then, coat chicken breasts with the flour mixture.

In a frying pan, coat the bottom with olive oil. Place your chicken breasts in the pan and cook over medium heat. Cook until done, about 4 minutes each side. When done cooking, remove from cook pan and place on a plate to the side.

Coated chicken breasts in frying pan for Chicken Marsala Florentine

In the same frying pan that the chicken was cooked in, melt butter and add the marsala wine. Once the butter is melted, add the mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Mushrooms, butter and sundried tomatoes cooking on stove

Last, mix in spinach and add chicken back to pan. Cover and allow to cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Chicken with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and spinach on stove

Serve and enjoy!

This dish has such a fancy name, but in all actuality, it isn’t that fancy to make at all! I love that I can make everything in the same frying pan, which means less to clean up! It is full of flavor and fairly simple to put together. Pair it with our Spinach Walnut Salad or our Healthy Orzo Pasta Salad!

Chicken Marsala Florentine in pan

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Chicken Marsala Florentine

Chicken Marsala Florentine

Ingredients

  • 4-6 thin sliced chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup marsala wine
  • 1 container sliced portabello mushrooms
  • 3/4 sun dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach

Instructions

    1. In a bowl, mix flour and oregano.
    2. Coat chicken breasts with flour mixture. In a frying pan, cook chicken with olive oil over medium heat. Cook until done and set aside.
    3. In the same frying pan, melt butter and add marsala wine. Once melted, add mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. Mix in spinach and add chicken back to pan. Cover and allow to cook for an additional 5 minutes.
    5. Serve over mashed potatoes and enjoy!


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