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Chicken Marsala Meatballs

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These Chicken Marsala Meatballs are a fun twist in the classic dish! Great served over butternut squash or egg noodles.

These Chicken Marsala Meatballs are a fun twist in the classic dish! Great served over butternut squash or egg noodles.
Chicken Marsala Meatballs

I recently went to my local Italian specialty store and saw these behind the glass case, and knew I had to make them! Tommy’s not a fan of mushrooms so I wasn’t sure what he would think but he loved them! I sliced the mushrooms very thin which I highly recommend rather than buying them pre-sliced. They melt in you mouth!

These Chicken Marsala Meatballs are a fun twist in the classic dish! Great served over butternut squash or egg noodles.

I served mine over butternut squash noodles and regular noodles for the rest of the family. I attempted to make this in the Instant Pot, but they stuck too much to the bottom, so I baked them instead and finished them in a skillet – perfection!

How To Make Chicken Marsala Meatballs

A few more ways you can serve them:

  • I bet this would make a great meatball sub with melted mozzarella and whole wheat Italian bread
  • Roasted spaghetti squash makes a great low-carb noodle swap
  • Serve them over mashed potatoes or cauliflower puree

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Chicken Marsala Meatballs

4.89 from 60 votes
6
Cals:248
Protein:21
Carbs:13
Fat:4
These Chicken Marsala Meatballs are a fun twist in the classic dish! Great served over butternut squash or egg noodles.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
These Chicken Marsala Meatballs are a fun twist in the classic dish! Great served over butternut squash or egg noodles.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 45 mins
Yield: 5 servings
Serving Size: 5 meatballs with mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms divided
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat seasoned or gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino cheese
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 3 ounces sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup Marsala wine
  • 3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • 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 kosher salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Gently shape into 25 small meatballs, bake 15 to 18 minutes, until golden.
  • In a small bowl whisk the flour with the Marsala wine and broth.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat.
  • Add the butter, garlic and shallots and cook until soft and golden, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms, season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and a pinch of black pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Return the meatballs to the pot, pour the Marsala wine mixture over the meatballs, cover and cook 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley.

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Nutrition

Serving: 5 meatballs with mushrooms, Calories: 248 kcal, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 121 mg, Sodium: 580 mg, Fiber: 1.5 g, Sugar: 4.5 g

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These Chicken Marsala Meatballs are a fun twist in the classic dish! Great served over butternut squash or egg noodles.

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210 comments on “Chicken Marsala Meatballs”

  1. This is one of my favorites!!! However, prep time is definitely way more than 10 minutes more like 30 minutes if you count all you’re doing while the meatballs cook. But again, love this recipe and will definitely make again

  2. Another amazing recipe! It does not even feel like you’re eating “skinny” and it was so simple and quick to make. My boyfriend and I loved the chicken with hot cherry peppers recipe (try it out) so I decided to give this one a try and it was delicious. I did not have marsala wine so I had to substitute regular white wine and it was still so good. Looking forward to making it with the marsala wine next time. Paired over white rice, delish!

  3. This is a delicious recipe, although think it needs more wine and more flour. I would double the wine and use at least 2 tablespoons of flour. I tried one tablespoon and it wasn’t enough to thicken it up.

  4. Another win! From the couple who have completely different palates (I have the correct one, of course), we loved this dish. Husband who hates mushrooms gobbled down every single one. He also doesn’t care for Marsala, and he LOVED it in this, so go figure. All I know is that when I make a Skinnytaste recipe, we usually both end up being happy. Thanks, Gina!

  5. Is this safe for a 2 year old, with the Marsala wine? I doubled the liquid per other comments, but didn’t think about it until it was all combined together. Usually you cook something for a long time so the alcohol can burn off so now I’m not so sure…

  6. totally amazing. I put it on top of butternut squash noodles and my hubby loved it. He didn’t know he was eating butternut noodles or he would have never tried it. I’m making it again tomorrow night again. Nice and light . thank you so much for this recipe

  7. Loved this! I used nutritional yeast instead of cheese. Still delicious! Served OT with roasted broccoli & some leftover, cooked spaghetti squash. 

    1. Excellent!!! Will definitely make this again! Served it with mini roasted potatoes and green beans. Everyone loved it!