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5 from 5 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Marsala

Creamy Instant Pot Chicken Marsala with mushrooms. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken marsala, instant pot, instant pot chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 449kcal
Author: Heather


  • 3-4 chicken cutlets
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup marsala wine
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish


  • Place Instant Pot on Saute mode. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and butter. 
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add 2 chicken cutlets to the Instant Pot. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes. Remove from pot and place on a plate. Add last 2 cutlets and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes. Remove and place on plate. 
  • Add remaining olive oil and add mushrooms and garlic to pot. Saute for 4-5 minutes. 
  • Turn off Instant Pot. Add marsala wine and chicken stock and lemon juice. 
  • Place chicken on top of mushrooms. Cover and pressure cook for 10 minutes. Make sure vent is closed. 
  • Once cooked, let the vent natural release for 5-7 minutes then do a manual release of pressure. 
  • Remove chicken from the pot. Whisk together corn starch and cold water. Add cream and corn starch slurry to the pot. Stir until sauce thickens.  
  • Add chicken back in and serve. 


  • I like using olive oil and butter to start this dish. It gives the dish a rich flavor and golden color. 
  • Don't clean out the pot in between sauteing chicken and adding mushrooms. All those browned bits add to the flavor. 
  • I love using chicken cutlets for this meal. If you have regular chicken breasts, either carefully slice them in half or pound them to be thinner. 


Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 545mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.7mg