Chicken Marsala is a versatile and easy to make dish in the Instant Pot. Full of flavor from the mushrooms and sweet Marsala wine, it pairs well with roasted vegetables, rice, or even mashed potatoes. Add Instant pot Chicken Marsala to your regular meal rotation.

Instant Pot Chicken Marsala

Instant Pot Chicken Marsla

Instant Pot Chicken Marsala
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 People


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1.5 tablespoons Italian Herbs Mix/Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts pounded 1/4 inch thick
  • 2-3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces baby Portobello mushrooms
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup sweet Marsala wine
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup cream or half & half
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temp, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped


  • Combine flour, Italian herbs, and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, as desired, and stir to combine.
  • Place chicken breasts in a one-gallon plastic freezer bag and pour seasoned flour mixture on top. Seal bag and turn several times until chicken is evenly coated.
  • Select “Sauté” function on Instant Pot and set to high. Add one tablespoon olive oil. Once hot, remove chicken from bag and shake off excess flour mixture. Add enough chicken to cover bottom without overcrowding. Work in batches, if necessary.
  • Brown chicken on each side, approximately 3 minutes per side. Remove and repeat with remaining chicken, adding more olive oil as necessary for each batch.
  • Add butter to Instant Pot. Once melted, add Portobello mushrooms and red onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms turn brown and the onions soften, approximately 5-6 minutes.
  • Add Marsala wine and chicken broth and deglaze bottom of the cooking container by gently scraping up the brown bits.
  • Turn Instant Pot off and add browned chicken to the pot and cover. Lock the lid and set the pressure valve to “Sealing.” Press the “Manual” button and adjust setting to “high.” Set cook time to 10 minutes.
  • When cook time is finished, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Turn the unit off and remove lid. Transfer chicken to a serving platter and rest for 5 minutes.
  • To make the sauce, temper heavy cream with approximately 2 tablespoons of the hot liquid from Instant Pot. Once tempered, add heavy cream, cream cheese, and chopped parsley to the pot. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
  • Top each chicken breast with some of the creamy mushroom sauce and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Keyword Chicken, Instant Pot
Instant Pot Chicken Marsala - Wagon Pilot Adventures
Instant Pot Chicken Marsala – Wagon Pilot Adventures