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Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

Simple and delicious slow cooker chicken marsala, lightly coated chicken breasts slow cooked with with Marsala wine and mushrooms, is easy enough for a weeknight dinner, and impressive enough to serve to company.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 15 mins
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 235
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 5 ounces each)
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup Marsala wine (Note: The recipe didn't specify whether to use dry or sweet marsala. Betty Crocker suggests sweet marsala, but I inadvertently used dry. Several commenters have complained that the flavor of the wine was overpowering for them. If in doubt, I would use 1/2 cup chicken broth and 1/4 cup marsala instead.)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
  • Coat slow cooker insert with nonstick cooking spray. Combine the olive oil, shallot and garlic in bottom of slow cooker.
  • In a shallow dish stir together the flour, salt and black pepper. Pound the chicken to an even thickness and coat it with the flour mixture and add to the slow cooker. Scatter mushrooms over chicken and add the Marsala.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours or until the chicken is tender.
  • To thicken the sauce, turn the slow cooker up to HIGH. Combine the cornstarch with 2 teaspoons water and stir it into the chicken mixture. Cover and cook until the sauce has thickened 10 to 25 minutes.
  • Stir in parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 chicken breast + 1/4 cup mushroom sauce
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast + 1/4 cup mushroom sauce)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Protein 29g58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot chicken marsala, low fat chicken marsala