Chicken Marsala Meatballs Recipe

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Gina Published: December 21, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Chicken Marsala Meatballs

Great served with noodles, this chicken marsala meatballs recipe is cooked in Marsala wine and mushroom sauce — a level-up of your classic meatballs!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 8ozcremini mushrooms,sliced divided
  • 1lbground chicken,93% lean
  • cupwhole wheat seasoned,or gluten-free bread crumbs
  • ¼cupPecorino cheese,grated
  • 1large egg,beaten
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 2tbspparsley,fresh chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1⅛tspkosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½tbspall-purpose flour
  • ½tbspunsalted butter
  • ¼cupshallots,finely chopped
  • 3ozshiitake mushrooms,sliced
  • cupMarsala wine
  • ¾cupchicken broth,reduced sodium


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Finely chop half of the Cremini mushrooms and transfer to a medium bowl with the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, Pecorino, egg, 1 clove of the minced garlic, parsley, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, and black pepper, to taste.

  3. Gently shape into 25 small meatballs. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk the flour with the Marsala wine and broth.

  5. Heat a large skillet on medium heat.

  6. Add the butter, garlic, and shallots. Cook for about 2 minutes, until soft and golden.

  7. Add the mushrooms, season with ⅛ teaspoon of salt and a pinch of black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden.

  8. Return the meatballs to the pot, pour the Marsala wine mixture over the meatballs. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.

  9. Garnish with parsley.


  • Calories: 272.30kcal
  • Fat: 12.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.70g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.83g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.57g
  • Fiber: 2.65g
  • Sugar: 2.68g
  • Protein: 23.30g
  • Cholesterol: 126.21mg
  • Sodium: 574.12mg
  • Calcium: 107.41mg
  • Potassium: 899.25mg
  • Iron: 2.05mg
  • Vitamin A: 39.01µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.30mg
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