Easy Chicken Lombardy Recipe

Chicken Lombardy is an insanely delicious cheesy version of Chicken Marsala baked to perfection with mozzarella and scallions. Ready in about 30 minutes!

The combination of mushrooms in a creamy sauce is delicious over top any protein. Try this Creamy Chicken Marsala or Creamy Garlic Pork Marsala for more family meals.

Chicken Lombardy in a cast iron skillet

Easy Chicken Lombardy

Hi guys! Natasha from Salt & Lavender here with my monthly guest post. Rumor has it that Chicken Lombardy was a dish served at the Olive Garden restaurant. It was so popular that it’s popped up online and there’s many different versions. This “copycat” version is very simple to make, doesn’t use a ton of ingredients, and is sure to be a family favorite!

I make this dish super easy by using an oven-proof skillet. That way, you start the recipe on the stove and finish it in the oven without any hassle.

What is Marsala?

Marsala is a fortified wine that gives this dish its signature flavor. You should be able to buy it anywhere liquor is sold. It’s an amazing addition to many dishes. If you don’t have marsala, you could try substituting sherry, but the dish won’t taste quite the same.

Chicken Lombardy close-up on a plate

Chicken Lombardy Ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts (I cut them in half lengthwise so they cook faster and stay tender). Feel free to use chicken thighs if you prefer! Just always make sure the chicken is cooked through to 165F with an instant read thermometer.
  • Garlic powder – makes the chicken extra tasty!
  • Butter – gives the sauce delicious richness
  • Olive oil – helps the butter not burn when cooking the chicken
  • Cremini mushrooms – feel free to sub with white mushrooms
  • Marsala wine – this is the star of the dish!
  • Chicken broth – adds more flavor to the sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella – melty perfection
  • Scallions (green onions) – the finishing touch

How to Make Chicken Lombardy:

  1. Prep! Preheat the oven to 400F. Cut the chicken in half lengthwise to make 4 thinner cutlets. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt & pepper and the garlic powder. Coat each piece in flour.
  2. Brown that chicken! Add the oil and 1 tbsp of the butter to an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes/side or until golden. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  3. Sauté the mushrooms. Add the remaining butter to the pan. Let it melt, then add the mushrooms. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms have nicely browned (about 5-6 minutes).
  4. Make the sauce. Add the marsala and chicken broth to the skillet and let it bubble for about a minute.
  5. Add the chicken back to the pan and let it cook for about a minute while spooning some of the sauce and mushrooms over top.
  6. Cheese time! Remove the pan from the heat. Sprinkle the mozzarella over top (I concentrate it on the chicken), and then sprinkle the scallions on.
  7. Finishing touches. Place the skillet in the oven and cook for 7 minutes. You can broil it at the end for a few minutes if you want the cheese to brown. Serve immediately.

collage of Chicken Lombardy recipe (sautéed mushrooms and the skillet prior to going into the oven)

What to Serve this Dish With?

Try pasta, mashed potatoes, or rice. If you want something a bit lighter, serve it with steamed veggies or a side salad like this Asparagus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette.

Chicken Lombardy close-up in a cast iron skillet

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Chicken Lombardy in a cast iron skillet

Chicken Lombardy

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Natasha Bull
Servings 4 People

Chicken Lombardy is an insanely delicious cheesy version of Chicken Marsala baked to perfection with mozzarella and scallions. Ready in about 30 minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Lombardy

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts (cut in half lengthwise)
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Flour (for dredging)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 7 ounces cremini mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup marsala
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 scallions (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Cut the chicken in half lengthwise to make 4 thinner cutlets. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt & pepper and the garlic powder. Coat each piece in flour.

  2. Add the oil and 1 tbsp of the butter to an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes/side or until golden. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  3. Add the remaining butter to the pan. Let it melt, then add the mushrooms. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms have nicely browned (about 5-6 minutes).

  4. Add the marsala and chicken broth to the skillet and let it bubble for about a minute.

  5. Add the chicken back to the pan and let it cook for about a minute while spooning some of the sauce and mushrooms over top.

  6. Remove the pan from the heat. Sprinkle the mozzarella over top (I concentrate it on the chicken), and then sprinkle the scallions on.

  7. Place the skillet in the oven and cook for 7 minutes. You can broil it at the end for a few minutes if you want the cheese to brown. Serve immediately.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • If you don't have an oven-proof skillet, transfer the pan contents to a baking dish for step 6.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Lombardy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 442mg18%
Potassium 718mg21%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

 

Natasha Bull

Natasha Bull is the blogger behind Salt & Lavender. She loves to share quick, easy, and delicious dinner recipes. When she’s not in the kitchen, Natasha enjoys traveling to warmer climates (she calls Canada home).

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it came out perfect and it was delish. I didn’t have all the ingredients. I did not have any scallions in the house, so they were left out & it was fine without but, I will add next time for sure. No one in my house likes mushrooms besides me, so I left them out. Other than that, I made the recipe as written. I served the chicken over jasmine rice. Thank you for the recipe and will include this in my rotation and recipes.

  2. this sounds wonderful. are you cutting the chicken breasts top to bottom so they are more like tenders or through the middle to make the whole breast thinner? Thanks

    1. Conni I think you would cut the chicken through the middle to make the whole breast thinner. just found this post hope it helps.

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