Slow-Cooker Chicken Marsala


This slow-cooker chicken Marsala recipe gets its full flavor from plenty of mushrooms and fragrant shallots. Whole-wheat pasta soaks up the rich sauce. Round it out with a simple green salad for a comforting healthy dinner.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 50 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, divided

  • 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced (about 4 cups)

  • ½ cup chopped shallots

  • cup dry Marsala

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Whisk flour and 1/2 cup broth in a small bowl until smooth. Combine the flour mixture, mushrooms, shallots, Marsala, thyme and the remaining 1/2 cup broth in a 6-quart slow cooker. Arrange chicken in a single layer in the slow cooker; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on Low until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of the chicken registers 165 degrees F, 3 hours to 3 hours, 30 minutes.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Serve the chicken over the pasta. Top with the Marsala sauce and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

479 Calories
6g Fat
57g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 chicken breast, 3/4 cup pasta & 1/2 cup sauce each
Calories 479
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 47g 94%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Vitamin A 449IU 9%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Folate 92mcg 23%
Sodium 550mg 24%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 5mg 25%
Magnesium 123mg 29%
Potassium 1071mg 23%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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