4.5 from 18 votes
Chicken marsala that was made in the instant pot with chicken thighs and marsala wine, served on a white plate with sauce and mushrooms.
Instant Pot Chicken Marsala
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

This easy Instant Pot Chicken Marsala recipe is one of the tastiest dishes I have made in my instant pot.  Perfectly cooked chicken thighs with cremini mushrooms cooked in a sweet marsala wine mixture and served with pasta or mashed potatoes.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 4 large skinless chicken thighs (About 3 pounds), bone in or boneless
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour , for dredging
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil , separated
  • 8 ounces fresh cremini mushrooms , thickly sliced
  • 3 green onions , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup sweet Marsala wine
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  1. Select SAUTE on the Instant Pot, and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the instant pot.

  2. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper, and dredge them in flour.  Add chicken thighs to the hot oil and cook them for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

  3. Remove the chicken thighs to a plate. Add the last tablespoon of olive oil to the instant pot along with the mushrooms, green onions, and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes and then press CANCEL.

  4. Add the chicken broth to pot, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Place the chicken thighs on top. Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to "sealing". 

  5. Cook on Manual/Pressure setting and cook for 10 minutes on high pressure. When the timer beeps, allow the pressure to naturally release for 12 minutes, before opening the lid.

  6. Press cancel and remove the thighs to a plate. Cover them with tinfoil to keep warm. 

  7. Turn instant pot to SAUTE setting and add the marsala wine to the mushroom mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 3 minutes.

  8.  Stir in the heavy whipping cream and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the mixture is slightly thickened. 

  9. Spoon the sauce over chicken. Serve warm with mashed potatoes or egg noodles

Recipe Notes

I HIGHLY recommend using chicken thighs, instead of chicken breasts for this recipe because they cook so much better in the instant pot.


*Recipe adapted from Instant Pot Miracle Cookbook

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Marsala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Potassium 280mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 7.6%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.