Dairy-Free Chicken Marsala Pasta

Make a dairy-free version of our favorite chicken marsala pasta for a great easy meal. Pair it with roasted asparagus for a full dinner.

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Many years ago, I found the website 100 Days of Real Food and we have tried so many recipes from there! One that we kept going back to was the Chicken Marsala. It has a lot of flavor in it and is simple to make.

Last year I found out that I am allergic to dairy, so we had to rethink some of our favorite meals. The original recipe used heavy cream, but I needed to cut that out. I substituted a mixture of almond milk and vegan butter for the heavy cream.

We enjoy the pasta with a side of roasted asparagus as noted in the recipe below. But, if you prefer other vegetables, anything else can be made to go along with it.

Chicken Marsala Pasta Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 1 bunch roasted asparagus
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups marsala cooking wine
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter

Preparation

Boil pasta according to directions.

Cook asparagus as desired.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place whole wheat flour on a plate. Dredge chicken in flour until well coated.

Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Saute chicken until brown and cooked through.

Transfer chicken to a plate and keep warm.

Turn off heat (esp with gas cooktop) and carefully add Marsala wine to the pan. Turn the heat back on to high and boil down the wine for a few minutes. Scrape the bits off the bottom of the pan.

Add the milk and butter to the pan and stir the sauce until it is bound together and starts to thicken.

Put chicken pieces back in the sauce to heat again and coat with sauce.

Divide pasta among plates and top with chicken, extra sauce, and asparagus.

Chicken Marsala Pasta Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Recipe

Originally Published On: April 25, 2022

Chicken Marsala Pasta

Make a dairy-free version of our favorite chicken marsala pasta for a great easy meal. Pair it with roasted asparagus for a full dinner.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
chicken
|
dairy free
|
marsala wine
|
pasta
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
|
Egg-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Servings: 4
5 from 5 votes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 lb chicken breasts (cut into strips)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups marsala cooking wine
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • Boil pasta according to directions
  • Cook asparagus as desired
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper
  • Heat olive oil in sauté pan over medium-high heat
  • Place whole wheat flour on a plate
  • Dredge chicken in flour until well coated
  • Saute chicken until brown and cooked through
  • Transfer chicken to a plate and keep warm
  • Turn off heat (esp with gas cooktop) and carefully add Marsala wine to the pan
  • Turn the heat back on to high and boil down the wine for a few minutes
  • Scrape the bits off the bottom of the pan
  • Add the milk and butter to the pan and stir sauce until it is bound together and starts to thicken
  • Put chicken pieces back in the sauce to heat again and coat with sauce
  • Divide pasta among plates and top with chicken, extra sauce, and asparagus
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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Marsala Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 714 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 371mg15%
Potassium 878mg25%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1425IU29%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

15 thoughts on “Dairy-Free Chicken Marsala Pasta”

  1. This looks so delicious! We cook chicken marsala often but have not tried dairy-free. My dad is lactose so this will be perfect for him. Also, thank you for sharing step by step. I am no cook and love when recipes include visuals. It makes it easier to follow for sure!

    Maureen

  2. 5 stars
    Saved the recipe. I am happy I found this article. Having a recipe for a dish to serve guests with special diets is awesome. This dairy free Chicken Marsala looks really delish!

  3. I absolutely love chicken marsala. A lot of my family members are dairy-free, I actually thought I had a dairy intolerance for a year, so this is perfect. My dairy intolerance turned out to be an allergy to cashews. So, while I am trying to avoid dairy, I was eating and drinking cashew milk alternatives and making matters worse. Anyways, I cant wait to try this recipe!

  4. Wow! This looks amazing. It’s been a while since I had a chicken marsala pasta and would love to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing. It seems very easy to follow.

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