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Keto Chicken Marsala

Keto Chicken Marsala

This amazing Italian Keto Chicken Marsala is a low carb Italian classic. You are all in love with creamy marsala wine sauce that pairs perfectly with the chicken.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 747kcal


  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • 2 lbs bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 8 oz. Portobello mushrooms sliced
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz. cream cheese cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/3 cup marsala wine


  • Melt two tablespoons butter in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Season chicken thighs with garlic powder, salt, and black pepper, to taste, and add to the hot skillet.
  • Brown the chicken thighs on each side, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. The chicken should release easily from the bottom of the skillet when ready.
  • Transfer chicken to a platter and add remaining butter to the skillet. Add the sliced Portobello mushrooms and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms develop some color and start to release their liquids, approximately 4-5 minutes.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the skillet and gently scrape up the brown bits from the bottom. Return the chicken thighs and  that collected on the platter to the skillet.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through, approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove pan from heat and transfer the chicken to a platter. Cover and keep warm.
  • To prevent curdling, temper the heavy cream by adding one or two tablespoons of the hot liquid from the skillet to it before adding it to the pan. Add the cream cheese to the skillet and stir until it is thoroughly melted and incorporated into the sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired.
  • To serve, spoon some of the pan sauce and mushrooms over each chicken thigh and sprinkle with some fresh parsley, if desired. Serve immediately with your choice of sides. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Keto Chicken Marsala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 747 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Fat 61g94%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 279mg93%
Sodium 465mg20%
Potassium 775mg22%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1829IU37%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.