The Best Chicken Lombardy Recipe I Will Never Forget!

By Rose | Main Dish

May 21
The Best Chicken Lombardy Recipe I Will Never Forget!

Who does not love mozzarella? If there is a more delicious meal than chicken and mozzarella cheese, then I would certainly go for it. But for now, I would like to enjoy the creamy melting taste of cheese and chicken together. What comes out of my mind? Of course, Chicken Lombardy!

Chicken Lombardy Recipe


Chicken Lombardy is a recipe that offers you the tenderness of a chicken and a heavenly taste of mozzarella all in one. Lombardy is a region in Italy found in the Northwest part as I researched. Any connection of this recipe except for the name, there is not much to tell. Maybe somehow, it originated there but was not documented.

Anyways, let us just move on and find out how to make Chicken Lombardy. It is good to know that the ingredients are just around the corner, you can buy it in packs or fresh.

Chicken Lombardy Recipe

Chicken Lombardy are made in different versions. In this recipe, it is made out of chicken breasts, lots of butter, cheese and marsala wine to spice up your meal!

Chicken Breast Lombardy Recipe

Chicken Breast Lombardy Recipe


  • 4 cuts of chicken breasts - skinless and boneless.
  • 1 tsp. salt (prepared into two ½ teaspoons separately).
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour (any flour will do) or you can make a coating mix (recipe at the bottom).
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper (prepared into 2 ¼ teaspoons separately).
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter (prepared into 2 3 tablespoons separately).
  • 8 ounces’ button mushrooms, well cleaned and minced (ready pack is good too).
  • ½ cup of Marsala wine.
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth.
  • 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
  • 1/3 cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese.

Here are the steps on how to make it

1. Prepare all your ingredients.

2. Pre-heat oven to 230 degrees C.

3. Trim the fats out of your chicken breasts.

4. Place chicken on baking sheets, wax paper but I used my chopping board. It is more convenient.

5. Using a mallet, flatten your chicken breasts into ¼ thickness. You can use your rolling pin too, it is much easier and the thickness is even.

6. Rub your chicken breast with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Season it well.

7. After the seasoning, roll the chicken breasts into flour (or coating mix) to coat it. Leave it first, just giving enough time to absorb the seasonings.

8. Meanwhile, prepare your pan on the stove top. Turn on to medium heat.

9. You melt the 4 tablespoon butter and using it as oil, fry the coated chicken breasts.

10. Brown each chicken breasts for 5 minutes, each side.

How To Make Chicken Breast Lombardy Recipe

11. Prepare a baking dish big enough to fit the 4 chicken breasts. I used 9 x 13 casserole dish.

12. When you are done with the frying, arrange the chicken breasts in your prepared baking dish.

13. Add the remaining butter to the pan, followed by the sliced mushrooms.

14. Sauté for 6 minutes until you see that the mushrooms turned to brown and tender.

15. Scoop the mushrooms from the pan, and scatter it evenly on top of the browned chicken breasts.

16. Now, pour the marsala wine and the chicken broth the pan.

17. Let it to a simmer then turn heat to low, cooking for another 10 minutes.

18. Make sure to stir the broth measure while simmering.

How To Make Chicken Breast Lombardy Recipe

19. Add the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, and 1 tablespoon butter.

20. Stir until butter is completely melted then turn the heat off.

21. Pour the broth mixture over the chicken and mushrooms.

22. Mix together the parmesan and mozzarella cheese in a bowl.

23. Scatter evenly the cheese mixture on top of the chicken breasts.

24. Bake for 20 minutes until the chicken is golden brown and cooked from the inside.

25. Let rest for a few minutes before serving.

A quick note

When I was making this recipe at first, I did not make it to the baking process. The kids ate it all while I was still preparing the cheese. It was okay though since it really is already a meal even without baking. The cooked brown chicken already tastes good when soaked with the marsala mixture!

So I guess, if you want a swift Chicken Lombardy, you can make ahead steps 1-18. Put it in the fridge and cover. When you are ready to bake it within the day, then proceed with the sprinkling of cheese and bake.

Chicken Lombardy Recipe - A Quick Note

The taste of a freshly baked Chicken Lombardy is a level up compared to the unbaked. It is a whole different dish that is so creamy and flavorful. You should try it!

Two recipes in one:

  • Chicken Marsala - is the name of the recipe without the cheese and the baking.
  • Chicken Lombardy - is the name of the recipe with the layered cheese on top, perfectly melted after baking.
Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

How To Make The Coating Mix?

Chicken Lombardy Recipe: How To Make The Coating Mix?


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour.
  • 1 beaten egg.
  • Breadcrumbs.

How to coat?

  1. Put the three ingredients into 3 separate containers.
  2. Coat each breast with the flour. Shake the excess flour.
  3. Then dip the coated breast into the beaten egg. Shake excess egg.
  4. Lay the chicken in the bread crumbs, press it gently until it is coated all over.
  5. Do the same to the rest of the chicken.
  6. Arrange the chicken breasts in your baking dish.

Some Few Tips, Twists, And Notes For You To Keep

Chicken Lombardy Tips
  • The original recipe calls only for mushroom. You can add on thyme and green onions as well. Chopped onions will add color and yummy smell to your Chicken Lombardy.
  • Serve it with your favorite pasta, rice or bread. Spaghetti is fine but I did use the macaroni in mine.
  • If you do not have Marsala wine, you can use your dry white wine in your cellar. It still tastes great.
  • No need to worry serving a recipe with wine to your kids. The alcohol burns of in the process of cooking. What is left is just the flavor of the wine.
  • If you do not have butter, you can substitute olive or canola oil.
  • Any cheese will do. So mix two kinds of your favorite cheese. I saw one recipe that used parmesan and fontina.
  • A little twist, you can make stuffed chicken into Lombardy style. Just stuff the chicken breasts with your favorite ham or sausages before proceeding with the coating. Imagine how great it would taste!

Chicken Lombardy is an easy recipe to make especially if you are already used to it. What is great about this recipe is you can make ahead most of the ingredients. If not, you can even buy the ready packed in the groceries. It is quick to make and satisfying for the whole family.

Have you tried the recipe? What can you say about your version? Cooking is just about what suits you. You are free to make changes. Add spices or substitute some ingredients to your preference. That is what makes it interesting.

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The Best Chicken Lombardy Recipe I Will Never Forget!
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There’s nothing in this world that excites me more other than cooking. From appetizers to desserts, since then, I’ve always been passionate on making foods.

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