Chicken Madeira – Cheesecake Factory Copycat (VIDEO)

Chicken Madeira with juicy chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with melty cheese... Creamy Chicken Madeira is a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

Juicy chicken and mushrooms in a madeira cream sauce under melty cheese and asparagus… all you need is mashed potatoes to go with it. This creamy Chicken Madeira is a copycat recipe of the most popular menu item at the Cheesecake Factory. It is popular for good reason! We love recreating our restaurant favorites like this one from Olive Garden!

The madeira cream sauce has incredible flavor. You will want to dip your bread into the pan before the night is over and get every last drop of it. This Chicken Madeira recipe tastes fancy and will impress your family, dinner guests or your special someone for a date night in!

Everyone in our family loved this Chicken Madeira, even the baby! My Mom was particularly impressed (she was trained as a chef so naturally when Mom is impressed, I’m beaming!). This made for a lovely and fancy dinner and there was nothing overly difficult about it. Now you can also enjoy homemade Chicken Madeira for a fraction of the price!

Watch How to Make Chicken Madeira Recipe:


We went to the Cheesecake Factory on our Anniversary for my husbands’ first (and my second) time ever and ordered their world famous Chicken Madeira. It was love at first bite and we just knew we had to recreate this dish at home. We made a copycat Chicken Madeira, except I love the homemade version even better! And, when you make it at home, you can feed a family of 4 for the cost of 1 serving at the restaurant.

Chicken Madeira with juicy chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with melty cheese... Creamy Chicken Madeira is a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Easy Chicken Madeira Recipe:

1 lb (2 large) Chicken Breasts, halved lengthwise and pounded to an even 1/4″ thickness
1 lb asparagus, blanched*
Salt and Pepper
4 Tbsp Butter, divided
2 Tbsp Olive Oil, divided
16 oz button mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 small or 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely diced
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped, plus to garnish
1 1/2 cups Madeira Wine (sweet white wine)*
1 1/2 cups beef stock or broth
1/2 cup whipping Cream (heavy or regular)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Chicken Madeira with juicy chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with melty cheese... Creamy Chicken Madeira is a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

*If the wine section of your grocery store does not have Madeira, check at the liquor and wine store – I purchased this bottle for $6.

How to Make Copycat Chicken Madeira:

1. To blanch asparagus: Remove fibrous stems from asparagus by snapping them off (watch video above). To blanch asparagus, fill a medium pot with 6 cups water, bring to a boil and add 1 Tbsp salt. Add asparagus and boil uncovered until crisp tender and bright green (2-3 minutes then remove immediately from hot water and set aside).

2. Place a large heavy (oven-safe) pan over medium/high heat and melt in 2 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp oil. Add thickly sliced mushrooms and cook 5 minutes until soft. Stir in diced onion and cook 3 minutes. Add minced garlic cloves then season with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper and 2 Tbsp fresh parsley. Cook another 2 minutes then remove mixture to a plate and wipe skillet clean with wet paper towel.

3. Slice chicken breasts in half lengthwise and pound each cutlet between plastic wrap until no more than 1/4″ thick. Season chicken breasts all over with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Place same pan over medium/high heat and add 2 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp oil. When butter is finished foaming, add chicken breasts and saute 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan to the same plate as mushrooms.

4. In the same pan, add 1 1/2 cups Madeira and boil until reduced by half (5 minutes of vigorous boiling), scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Add 1 1/2 cups beef broth and boil until 2/3 cup liquid remains or about 1/4 of it’s original volume (10 min). Reduce heat to medium, add 1/2 cup cream and simmer until sauce thickens (2 min). Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste and turn off heat.

Chicken Madeira with juicy chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with melty cheese... Creamy Chicken Madeira is a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

5. Return chicken to the pan, turning it to coat in the sauce. Top with mushrooms, asparagus and sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella cheese over the top. Broil 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven, garnish with fresh parsley.

Chicken Madeira with juicy chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with melty cheese... Creamy Chicken Madeira is a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

Chicken Madeira Recipe (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)

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Juicy chicken and mushrooms in creamy sauce under melty cheese... This creamy Chicken Madeira is a copycat recipe of the most popular dish at the Cheesecake Factory.
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Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost To Make: $20-$25
Serving: 4 as a main course

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (2 large) Chicken Breasts, halved lengthwise and pounded to an even ¼" thickness
  • 1 lb asparagus, blanched*
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 Tbsp Butter, divided
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil, divided
  • 16 oz button mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1 small or ½ medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped, plus to garnish
  • 1½ cups Madeira Wine (sweet white wine)*
  • 1½ cups beef stock or broth
  • ½ cup whipping Cream (heavy or regular)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. To blanch asparagus: Remove fibrous stems from asparagus by snapping them off. Fill a medium pot with 6 cups water, bring to a boil and add 1 Tbsp salt. Add asparagus and boil uncovered until crisp tender and bright green (2-3 minutes then remove from hot water and set aside).
  2. Place a large heavy (oven-safe) pan over medium/high heat and melt in 2 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp oil. Add sliced mushrooms and cook 5 min until soft. Stir in diced onion and cook 3 min. Add minced garlic cloves then season with ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper and 2 Tbsp parsley. Cook another 2 min then remove mixture to a plate and wipe skillet clean with wet paper towel.
  3. Slice chicken breasts in half lengthwise and pound each cutlet between plastic wrap until no more than ¼" thick. Season chicken all over with ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper. Place same pan over medium/high heat and add 2 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp oil. When butter is finished foaming, add chicken breasts and sauté 3 to 4 min per side or until golden and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan to the same plate with mushrooms.
  4. In the same pan, add 1½ cups Madeira and boil until reduced by half (5 minutes vigorous boiling), scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Add 1½ cups beef broth and boil until ⅔ cup liquid remains or about ¼ of it's original volume (10 min). Reduce heat to medium, add ½ cup cream and simmer until sauce thickens (2 min). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Return chicken to the pan, turning it to coat in the sauce. Top with mushrooms, asparagus and sprinkle with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese over the top. Broil 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven, garnish with fresh parsley.

Notes

*Found at the liquor and wine store - not carried in most grocery stores. $6 bottle.

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Chicken Madeira with juicy chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with melty cheese... Creamy Chicken Madeira is a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

My husband and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary with this dish. 14 years feels just few by and we now have an 8 year old and 2 year old. WOAH!! I am so thankful that we are best friends after all these years and that we not only love, but really like each other – and we work side by side day after day. The longer I am married to my husband, the more I just want to be around him and with him. Our date nights are few and far between but they are a treat!

Q: What is your favorite celebration dish and restaurant? I’d love to hear about it in a comment below!

Chicken Madeira with juicy chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with melty cheese... Creamy Chicken Madeira is a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • marlene hickman
    November 20, 2017

    Looks Yummy.I don’t care for asparagus,would another vegetable work? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 20, 2017

      Hi Marlene, one of my readers reported great results with broccoli and another with green beans. Reply

  • Rachel
    November 19, 2017

    Wow, this was amazing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 20, 2017

      I’m glad you love it just as much as I do! Thanks for sharing Rachel! Reply

  • Ayesha
    November 18, 2017

    I don’t consume alcohol. Can I leave out the alcohol and put more stock? Can I use vegetable stock instead?

    Thanks, Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 20, 2017

      Hi Ayesha, It would probably still taste good with just the vegetable stock and some extra seasonings – maybe a splash of lemon juice, but it would no longer be a Chicken Madeira – the madeira wine gives it a unique, sweet flavor profile. Reply

  • Shannon
    November 18, 2017

    My Favorite!!! Sometimes the sauce is thin… How do I thickien it? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 18, 2017

      Hi Shannon, to thicken up the sauce, I would cook it down a 2-3 minutes extra before adding chicken back to the pan. Reply

  • Lucinda
    November 13, 2017

    Made this tonight…modified just slightly by adding some jambalaya seasoning to the broth..mine didn’t thicken up well so added a handful of bomba rice…the hubster put it to the MAKE AGAIN list…lol… Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 13, 2017

      That’s great! I’m so glad to hear you both enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing Lucinda! Reply

  • Lavi
    November 13, 2017

    Hi! This would be perfect for a low carb diet(which I’m on). Is there a substitute for the wine? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 13, 2017

      Hi Lavi, I have made a similar sauce with marsala wine or even merlot wine (with my filet mignon) if that helps. Reply

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