Chicken Marsala Meatballs Recipe

Chicken Marsala Meatballs Recipe

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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