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Chicken Madeira – Cheesecake Factory Copycat (VIDEO)

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  one of the most popular menu item at the Cheesecake Factory. It is popular for good reason! We love recreating our favorite restaurant copycat recipes like this one from Olive Garden!

Chicken Madeira with juicy chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with melty cheese as a one pan chicken - one of our Cheesecake Factory copycat recipes!

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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! This is one of our favorite copycat recipes.

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. This is why we love copycat recipes so much!

Chicken Madeira copycat recipe in skillet with juicy chicken and bright asparagus in a madeira cream sauce and covered with cheese

Ingredients for Easy Chicken Madeira Recipe:

These simple ingredients work together to make a memorable one-pan dinner. 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. If you aren’t able to find Madeira wine, you can substitute with Marsala wine which is also a sweet wine although it will taste more like chicken marsala ;).

Ingredients for how to make chicken madeira and substitute for madeira wine

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).

Two photos one of someone holding asparagus and one with asparagus in a pot with water

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.

A pan filled with food, with Chicken and Cheesecake

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 1 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.

A plastic bag full of food, with Chicken

A pan of food on a table, with Chicken and Sauce

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.

Cheesecake factory recipe for chicken madeira a one pan chicken dinner

Are you hungry yet? This dish always gets rave reviews at the dinner table and it’s so good paired with Mashed Potatoes. I hope it becomes a new favorite for your family.

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Chicken Madeira Recipe (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)

4.94 from 311 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
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.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $20-$25
Keyword: Chicken Madeira
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 582
Servings: 4 as a main course

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken Breasts (2 large)
  • 1 lb asparagus, blanched*
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt, divided, and black pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted 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 low sodium beef stock or broth
  • 1/2 cup Whipping Cream, heavy or regular
  • 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 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 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 1/4" thick. Season chicken all over with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Place same pan over medium/high heat and add 1 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 1 1/2 cups Madeira and boil until reduced by half (5 minutes 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 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.

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Madeira Recipe (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 582 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Cholesterol 154mg51%
Sodium 934mg41%
Potassium 1349mg39%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 1890IU38%
Vitamin C 15.1mg18%
Calcium 299mg30%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This chicken madeira recipe is easy and so good – just the way it should be. And, it’s so smart to dine in, especially if you are feeding a crowd!

Cheesy one pan Chicken Madeira one of our Cheesecake Factory copycat recipes

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!

Natasha Kravchuk et al. smiling for the camera

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

P.S. If you love one-pan chicken recipes, make sure to check out this reader favorite (EASY) pesto chicken!

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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  • kazy
    May 18, 2022

    This came out incredibly flavorful. I’m not sure if this was just as good or better than the Cheesecake Factory because I’ve never ordered this most popular dish when I ate there so many years ago. I preferred their shrimp scampi or breakfast egg quesadilla. I did make some adjustments to this recipe for my own personal preferences. So I basically followed your recipe except I didn’t pan fry the chicken and then broil them. I baked them. And I increased the servings to 8 and I used thighs instead of breasts. If I can avoid using chicken breasts, I will. And I did in this case. Chicken thighs adds so much more flavor and succulent moisture that breasts sorely lack. I seasoned the uncooked chicken with a family recipe of herbs and spices and then placed them in a baking casserole dish and poured the sauce all over them, added the mushrooms and asparagus that I all made following all your steps, minus the fried breasts. I then added the mozzarella on top of everything and baked at 375 degrees for 30 minutes and it turned out fantastic. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be making this again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 18, 2022

      Hello there Kazy, thank you so much for your detailed feedback, we appreciate it. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe a lot!

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  • kazy
    May 13, 2022

    Hi Natasha
    I plan on making this dish this Monday. I really like sliced onions over chopped onions as you can feel them in your mouth when you eat them. Would sliced onions work in this dish? Also I have an 8 ounce unopened bag of spinach I need to use before it goes bad. I was wondering if I could add that to the dish. Perhaps wilt them right after sauteeing the mushrooms, onion and garlic. Would the spinach corrupt the flavor?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 13, 2022

      Hi Kazy, I don’t think spinach would corrupt the flavor. I think it would go well. As for the sliced onions, that could work fine. Let us know how it turns out. 🙂

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  • Janice Barbeau
    May 3, 2022

    This recipe is so, so delicious! The flavour in that sauce is to die for. This is definitely a recipe that would be well received by dinner guests.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2022

      Thanks for the awesome feedback, Janice!

      Reply

  • Elizabeth
    April 13, 2022

    This recipe is amazing. I can never get the sauce to thicken bt it goes great with the cubed, seasoned potatoes I bake with the dish.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2022

      Hi Elizabeth, It is a light sauce. You can thicken it by simmering longer, but it is meant to be a light sauce and not thick. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Nancy
    April 9, 2022

    This was a great recipe! We are making it again. We could not find Madeira so we used brandy, cut in half, delish!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 9, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Nancy!

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  • Christina
    April 3, 2022

    Maderia Wine is impossible to find near me, is there another wine substitute that would work?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2022

      If you aren’t able to find Madeira wine, you can substitute with Marsala wine which is also a sweet wine although it will taste more like chicken marsala.

      Reply

  • Bob the sailor
    March 27, 2022

    Thank you, great recipe. I appreciate the simple step by step instruction. I normally look up a few recipes and create my own blend of what I like and what I have. But this time you were going toward processes that I was not familiar with, so I followed it as close as I could. Good work! Mmmmmmmm. Finding inexpensive Medeira Wine in this area was a challenge, but worth it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2022

      Hello Bob, good to know that you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for sharing your experience making this.

      Reply

  • Lily
    March 16, 2022

    I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a while now but haven’t because I don’t cook with wine. What is a substitute for the wine in this recipe? Or can I omit it altogether? I understand the taste will be different but I’m fine with that.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2022

      Hi Lily, Most of the alcohol is cooked out in the pan, so you get the added flavor, and the sauce ends up with an insignificant amount of alcohol, which isn’t really a concern. My children loved this. We haven’t tried another substitution since the Madeira wine is what makes the flavor. If you are looking to make it completely wine-free, you could just use more broth, but the flavor profile wouldn’t be quite the same.

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      • Lily
        March 17, 2022

        I simply added a bit more broth and the end result was so tasty! We’ll definitely be remaking and recommending this recipe. Also, we used more chicken (1.5 pounds) than the recipe called for but next time we’ll add even more so we can have leftovers. Thanks Natasha

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  • Christine K
    March 11, 2022

    OMG…made this for dinner tonight. Hubby said to rate it 5 stars times 2 🤣. I’ve never had Cheesecake Factory’s Chicken Madeira but I can’t imagine it’s better than this recipe. This is our new favorite chicken dish. Thank you for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2022

      Sounds like this was a major hit, Christine! I’m glad you found a new family favorite!

      Reply

  • Shelly
    February 25, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    Planning to make this tomorrow for friends coming over. Do you think I can make it ahead of time and then warm up in the oven or do you think it will make the chicken taste dry?

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    • Natasha
      February 26, 2022

      Hi Shelly, to make the entire dish ahead, let it cool to room temp then refrigerate. Before serving, complete that last step of putting it in the oven until hot and the cheese is melted over the top. You might need a few extra minutes in the oven since it is going in chilled from refrigeration. I suggest checking the chicken temperature with an instant-read thermometer to make sure it reaches the correct internal temperature of 165˚F.

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  • Beth
    February 22, 2022

    Your recipes always look amazing, but how about some whole food plant based?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 22, 2022

      Thank you, Beth. Have you checked out my Vegetarian recipes? If not, definitely give them a look and see if there is anything here that would interest you. https://natashaskitchen.com/category/vegetarian/

      Reply

  • Scott Ambrose
    February 16, 2022

    While I’ve never had the original from The Cheesecake Factory, I have made your version of this recipe at least a half-dozen times, and it’s been delicious and enjoyed by everyone in our family. Yesterday, I doubled the recipe and had our 7-year-old son assist as my sous-chef when he got home from school. I had him thick-slice the mushrooms in the food processor, snap the ends off of 2 lbs of asparagus, and use the Kitchenaid spiralizer attachment to peel and “cut” the potatoes for quicker and more uniform boiling for the mashed potato side dish. Using some of the kitchen gadgets gets him more excited about helping to prepare meals with daddy in the kitchen. This time I also cut the cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces, as I did with the asparagus (which I steamed instead of par-boiling), which allows for coating everything more easily in the delicious sauce, and consumption using only a fork, lol. We had a nice dinner, and have enough leftovers for at least another meal this week. I would attach a pic, but there doesn’t appear to be a way to do that here in the comments. You and your husband do a great job together, and of the literally dozens of your recipes I have made (many made countless times over), every one has turned out great. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your excellent review, Scott! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

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    • Valerie Pearson
      March 16, 2022

      Thank you- I was curious if I could cut to bite size after cooking for a group as well! Did you double sauce recipe?

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  • Julie
    February 7, 2022

    Omg this exceeded my expectations! I am so excited for the leftovers. Will definitely be making this again soon!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2022

      Hello Julie, that’s lovely feedback! Thank you for sharing that with us, the leftovers should be good too.

      Reply

  • Carol
    February 3, 2022

    I love this recipe! It’s my go-to recipe when I want to treat myself or have company!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2022

      This is the perfect treat for company 🙂 I’m so glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Vikki
    January 13, 2022

    Thank you for this amazing recipe Natasha! Made it last night. Had RAVE reviews from family, claiming it was the best chicken dish I’ve ever made! And I like to think I’m a good cook. Will make again and again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Sray
    January 10, 2022

    Doing Keto and this recipe looks great except the sugar in the wine. What would be a no sugar / low sugar alterative for the wine?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      Hi there, you could just use more broth but the flavor profile wouldn’t be quite the same.

      Reply

  • Sandy Grossich
    January 5, 2022

    How can this dish be prepped to freeze and make later to shorten dinner prep time? After 4-5 years, my daughter & I want to quit “Dream Dinners”. Because of Covid, we can’t go to the local shop to assemble the meals ourselves. They now assemble them, and we just pick them up, so it’s become quite expensive. Maybe you could add prep and freeze instructions to your recipe offerings?? Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2022

      Hi Sandy, I haven’t tried freezing this so I am not sure how the sauce would hold up once it is thawed. If you experiment, let me know how it goes 🙂

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  • Donna
    January 3, 2022

    chicken madeira, Made this tonight and it came out perfect!! thank you !!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Donna!

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      • Kristia
        January 23, 2022

        One of our favorite family meals. My kids request thos at least once a week.

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 23, 2022

          Lovely to hear that, Kristia!

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  • Shelly
    November 30, 2021

    This looks delicious and I plan on trying it tonight! Any reason for beef broth instead of chicken?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 30, 2021

      Hi Shelly, we prefer it with the beef broth, it pairs nicely with this dish, but chicken broth can also be substituted. I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Shana
    October 1, 2021

    I am having trouble finding white Madeira wine. Could I sub it with red Madeira?

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    • Natasha
      October 1, 2021

      Hi Shana, Madeira wine is usually an amber color and isn’t a true “white” wine. It can be made with red or white grapes.

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    • Nona
      October 4, 2021

      A port wine or a sherry.

      Reply

  • Beverly
    September 20, 2021

    Hi Natasha. I made this dish following the recipe and it was wonderful. Would like to serve it at a dinner party where one guest is dairy free and gluten free. How could I modify? Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 20, 2021

      Hi Beverly, thanks for your good feedback. I haven’t tried making a gluten-free or dairy-free version yet but you can check the comments section or may others here can share some tips?

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  • Susan
    September 9, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I love the variety of recipes you share. Can I substitute the wine with chicken broth. ❤

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2021

      Hi Susan, Most of the alcohol is cooked out in the pan, so you get the added flavor, and the sauce ends up with an insignificant amount of alcohol, which isn’t really a concern. My children loved this. We haven’t tried another substitution since the Madeira wine is what makes the flavor. If you are looking to make it completely wine-free, you could just use more broth, but the flavor profile wouldn’t be quite the same.

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  • Cortney McDonald
    September 6, 2021

    Hi Natasha! Another question since I’m having difficulty find madeira wine, would Moscato wine be a too sweet wine with the apple juice?
    Thanks so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2021

      Hi Cortney, that may work. It won’t have the traditional Madeira wine flavor, but here’s what one of our readers wrote: “I made this last night and it was incredible!! Thank you for the recipe. Only found Madeira at one store and they wanted $20 for it so I sub. It for moscato since that’s sweet and really reduced it a little more then the 1/4 cup you called for before putting the beef broth in… it was perfect. When my husband goes back for seconds I know the meal is good!” I hope that helps!

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      • Nona
        October 4, 2021

        I’d rather just make chicken Marsala. It’s very similar, however, the wine is too sweet for. Which is why I waited years to try it, I know what I like and had a hunch. $80 dollar bottle of wine down the drain.

        The moderator won’t allow this review because it’s negative… which isn’t helpful to people. Thanks for that.

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        • October 4, 2021

          I’m sorry you spent so much on the wine and did not enjoy the recipe, not sure where it went wrong. Hopefully, you’ll give our awesome Chicken Marsala a shot.

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        • Britt Morris
          January 25, 2022

          80 dollars for a bottle of Madeira ?
          I got mine for 4 bucks

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    • Kaiti Cooper
      December 4, 2021

      I made this tonight with Moscato and the sauce turned out amazing!

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  • john w sharp
    August 13, 2021

    I have made a lot of your dishes this is by far one of my favorites, thanks much.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 13, 2021

      I’m so glad this is your favorite! It’s popular for a good reason!

      Reply

  • Lina
    August 10, 2021

    Hi Natasha. Can I use veal scallopine instead of chicken in this recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2021

      Hi Lina, I haven’t tested that to advise, but I imagine it should work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • scootgal
    July 31, 2021

    I have made this with Taylor Madeira Wine ($8) sold in a liquor store but the cooking section.
    This recipe is spot on to the Cheesecake Factory version.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Masia
    July 31, 2021

    Hi Natasha! This dish looks amazing. Planning to make tomorrow for Sunday dinner. Would it be okay to use the minced garlic that comes in a container? Trying to save a bit of time. Thanks so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2021

      Hi Masia, we prefer fresh but that should work here. I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Lena
    July 20, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I wanted to clarify, is the Madeira wine red or white? I’ve found the red Madeira wine, but having a hard time finding the white Madeira wine even in specialty wine and liquor stores. I’m not sure what the difference is and if the recipe would taste different if I used the red Madeira wine? Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 21, 2021

      Hi Lena, I used the Madeira Wine sweet white wine. I haven’t tried using red yet but I think it will also work. Please share with us how it turns out if you try that!

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  • Lamanda Peñate
    July 4, 2021

    This recipe is legit, lick your plate good! I’ve got a super picky eater in the house and he absolutely thought it was the best dish he’s ever had! This recipe will be added to my regular rotation! My whole family loved it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 4, 2021

      Love it! Thanks for your review, glad this recipe was a hit!

      Reply

  • Kimberly
    June 25, 2021

    I loved this recipe, all the stores were out of asparagus at the time. so I used fresh green beans Instead…was amazing. Looking forward to making it again but with asparagus.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2021

      I’m so glad to hear that, Kimberly! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • lilly
    June 12, 2021

    I did it with Marsala, my google said that would be OK, and it was great, I also used spinach instead of asparagus, we like spinach better, I just wilted it in the sauce. But my sauce was so so thin, I had to mix a little slurry into it. But thumbs up!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2021

      Hi Lilly, yes, Marsala will still work here. The flavor profile is slightly different, but the taste is still great. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Art Vandelay
    June 9, 2021

    my wonderful wife made this dish this evening,it was delish and as a matter of fact the only giveaway that we werent in C.Factory was that there were no cold mash potatos with it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 9, 2021

      Yay, so great to hear that the recipe was a hit! Thanks for sharing that with us, Art.

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  • Afiya
    May 26, 2021

    Can’t wait to try this out!
    What is the non-alcoholic alternative that can be used in place of the Madeira wine?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 26, 2021

      Hi Afiya, Most of the alcohol is cooked out in the pan, so you get the added flavor, and the sauce ends up with an insignificant amount of alcohol, which isn’t really a concern. My children loved this. We haven’t tried another substitution since the Madeira wine is what makes the flavor. If you are looking to make it completely wine-free, you could just use more broth, but the flavor profile wouldn’t be quite the same.

      Reply

  • CHRISTINA
    May 24, 2021

    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR VERY GOOD RECEPIES; WE LIVE IN GERMANY BUT ARE VERY BIG-LOVERS OF THE USA AND EVEN YOUR ACCOUT. EVERY RECIPE WE TRIES WAS SO GOOD AND EASY DOING AND ALLWAY A LITTLE PART OF VACANCY ON EVERY-DAY LIVE! MUCH GREETINGS FROM THE SOUTH OF GERMANY HEILBRONN YOURS CHRISTINA AND FAMILY

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 24, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Howard Kaplan
    May 22, 2021

    Your recipes are simply the best. This is a wonderful dish.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful review with me, Howard!

      Reply

  • Celine
    May 12, 2021

    Love it, came out better than TCF

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 12, 2021

      Thanks for your great compliment and feedback, Celine! Glad you loved it.

      Reply

  • Elaine
    April 29, 2021

    I just made the Chicken Madeira, delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2021

      Isn’t it the best, Elaine! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Janice Barbeau
    April 29, 2021

    Made this for dinner tonight, it was excellent! I served it with egg noodles, but kind of wished I had done as you suggested with mashed potatoes. It was really really good though, I’ll make this again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Janice!

      Reply

  • Pat O.
    April 14, 2021

    This came out amazing! The blend of flavors is wonderful. Definitely a keeper – all of your recipes are!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 14, 2021

      Super awesome! I’m so glad you loved it, Pat.

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  • Dale J.
    April 10, 2021

    Another smashing success from Наташа. It really was good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Dale. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • JoAnne
    April 7, 2021

    Hi Natashas,
    I would like to serve this for a dinner party of 6 so I will triple the recipe and then transfer it to a nice baking dish for the final broil in the oven. I am also serving appetizers so would like to have it ready for the oven before the guests arrive. Do you see any problem with it sitting in the baking dish for an hour or so before broiling?

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    • Natasha
      April 8, 2021

      Hi JoAnne, that should be ok for an hour before broiling. Just make sure the chicken reaches the right internal temperature of 165˚F.

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  • Claudia Munoz
    April 7, 2021

    Diner tonight and looks delicious!! Everyone like it thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 7, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Claudia!

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  • Theresa Ranagan
    April 6, 2021

    Natasha ALL of your recipes are great. Thank you for posting them all. I tell everyone about you, now my family and friends are hooked.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 6, 2021

      You are awesome, thank you for doing that and for giving a wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Heather
    April 6, 2021

    Would you please share what brand of Madeira wine you used? Hoping that might make it easier to find. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2021

      Hi Heather, we have a photo of it in the recipe post. For this recipe, we used a $6 wine called the Paul Masson California Madeira wine.

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  • Christine
    March 22, 2021

    If I can’t find Madeira wine what other wine can use as substitute

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 22, 2021

      Hi Christine, We haven’t tried another substitution since the Madeira wine is what makes the flavor. If you are looking to make it completely wine-free, you could use more broth, but the flavor profile wouldn’t be quite the same. There are other wines, but they’re just not the same.

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  • Stephanie Shelton
    March 19, 2021

    This meal was absolutely AMAZING! The family asked for it to be added to the rotation list, which is huge when you have a 13 and 8 year old! I can not wait to try more of your recipes!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 19, 2021

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Nancy Valencia
    March 16, 2021

    Is the sauce supposed to thicken? Mine is really runny. But overall very good

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2021

      Hi Nancy, It is a light cream sauce. You can thicken it by simmering longer, but it is meant to be a light sauce and not thick. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Deb
    March 16, 2021

    I made this a month ago with a Pinot Grigio because I couldn’t find Madeira wine. I thought it was delicious. I went to CF and ordered chicken Madeira. Either they made it different than it’s supposed to be, it lacked flavor. There were no onions, or cream sauce. Way to sweet for me. I liked your version the best. Won’t order CF version again.

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    • Natasha
      March 16, 2021

      I’m so glad you loved it more than Cheesecake Factory! That is an amazing review and thank you!

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  • Nissele
    March 9, 2021

    I love you page! I used your madeira sauce recipe to recreate a dish a relative used to make and I miss so much. I used filet mignon instead of chicken, no asparagus, and served over simple spaghetti aglio e olio. It was amazing and reminded me of that dish. Thanks you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 9, 2021

      Yum! That sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

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  • Stef
    March 5, 2021

    Best recipe EVER!!! We don’t go out very often and this chicken Madeira was my go to at the Cheesecake Factory… thanks to you I can do this at home anytime… and all my little ones loved it…. this is definitely a keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 5, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Pam
    March 2, 2021

    Question: I have a glass top stove and I am afraid to use cast iron on it due to scratching and potential breakage. What can I use instead?

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    • Natasha
      March 3, 2021

      Hi Pan, a seasoned stainless steel pan (which is more non-stick) or any oven-safe pan will work here.

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  • Patti
    February 28, 2021

    Made this tonight. First thing my husband said was “ this one is a keeper”. It was delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2021

      Wow, that’s so awesome! Thanks to you both for your wonderful feedback.

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  • Diane Petersen
    February 28, 2021

    I want to make chicken Madeira for 6 people. I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. What can be done in advance? Can I cook the mushrooms and chicken before company arrives and make the sauce fresh while they are here. What would you recommend?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2021

      Hi Diane, yes to make the entire dish ahead, let it cool to room temp then refrigerate. Before serving, complete that last step of putting it in the oven until hot and the cheese is melted over the top. You might need a few extra minutes in the oven since it is going in chilled from refrigeration. I suggest checking the chicken temperature with an instant-read thermometer to make sure it reaches the correct internal temperature of 165˚F.

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      • Diane Petersen
        February 28, 2021

        Thanks. That would work well and keep me in the party entertaining. It can heat while we have appetizers. I’m using your recipe for Shrimp in lettuce wraps with peanut sauce as the appetizer. My guests will all be so impressed. Both recipes are so delicious!!

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  • Carole
    February 26, 2021

    One of our favourite “special” dinners at home is tarragon cream chicken. It is just heavenly. Pure comfort!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Beth
    February 25, 2021

    Just curious, why not chicken broth instead of beef broth?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 25, 2021

      Hi Beth, It could be substituted for chicken broth successfully if you have it on hand.

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  • Cary
    February 24, 2021

    Natasha, this was probably my favorite chicken recipe of all time. The asparagus was so good with the sauce. Who am I kidding, everything was good with that sauce. Once again, thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 24, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Rez
    February 15, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    I’ve always wanted to try this but I’m not allowed to cook with alcohol… even tho I understand it burns off in the cooking process. What non alcoholic substitutes will give the closest flavour? Could you please suggest what proportions as well. Thank you so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2021

      Hi Rez, most of the alcohol is cooked out in the pan, so you get the added flavor, and the sauce ends up with an insignificant amount of alcohol, which isn’t really a concern. My children loved this. We haven’t tried another substitution since the Madeira wine is what makes the flavor. If you are looking to make it completely wine-free, you could just use more broth, but the flavor profile wouldn’t be quite the same.

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  • Deidra Adams
    February 14, 2021

    This was my first try at making chicken Madeira, and the only comparison I could make was to Cheesecake Factory! It’s like the only thing I order from there. Lol It came out sooooooo much better than Cheesecake Factory!! I will def save this recipe and add it as my one of my staple meals. My boyfriend def enjoyed it too. The sauce came over very savory, and worked as a nice gravy to my mashed potatoes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 15, 2021

      Wow, what an amazing review! Thank you so much for your perfect rating and feedback.

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  • Nichole
    February 14, 2021

    Tonight is Valentine’s Day and this is my 5th time making this!! Chicken Madeira is my FAVORITE dish at Cheesecake Factory, we would have ordered this in otherwise… but I love this more. I don’t even need the potatoes! After the first time, my husband didn’t need to be convinced to finally get an oven safe pan. EVEN BETTER THE NEXT TIME!! Thank you for sharing this!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Wow, that is so awesome! I’m really happy to hear that you are loving this recipe. Thanks for your wonderful comments and review!

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  • Tony Ciccarelli
    February 12, 2021

    I plan on making this dish this weekend but we do not eat meat – only fish. I presume I could substitute cod for chicken right? any difference on cooking time?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2021

      Hi Tony, great question. I haven’t tried this with fish to advise on cook time. If you happen to experiment, I would love to know how you like this recipe.

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  • Dan
    February 9, 2021

    I made this recipe today. It was a hit. Your recipes never disappoint. Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 10, 2021

      I’m happy to hear that, Dan. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  • Jamie
    February 5, 2021

    I made this tonight for dinner and my family rated it a 10! I’m thankful for the Madeira substitute in the comments below, as I could not find it anywhere but the Sauvignon and apple juice worked great! Love your blog and recipes, thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 5, 2021

      I’m so happy that worked! Thank you for that wonderful feedback.

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  • Adina
    February 4, 2021

    Hi! My son helped me made this for dinner tonight. It was super delicious, thank you for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 4, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

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  • Sherly Veeraragavan
    February 3, 2021

    I love the Louisiana spicy chicken pasta dish from Cheese cake factory. Can you make it?
    I love and love your cooking

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 4, 2021

      Thanks for your suggestion, Sherly. I’ll try to add that to the list.

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  • Mari
    February 3, 2021

    Oh my God!!! First time I tried the recipe and it was a huge hit!! My family loved it. It was soooo good! The madeira wine was indeed the secret ingredient. This will be in the favorites rotation. I am so happy I found your recipe. Thank you! Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      You’re welcome, Mari! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe

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  • LynnKaiser
    February 3, 2021

    Natasha can I make your chicken Madeira in advance?? I looks so delicious!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      Hi Lynn, you can reheat this! It like most recipes is best fresh but it does reheat well!

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  • Jane
    February 1, 2021

    Wow! This was fabulous! I haven’t had the Cheesecake Factory version but it couldn’t be any better than this recipe. I prepared this with broccoli instead of asparagus to please everyone, other than that, I followed your directions exactly. I’m in my 70’s and was getting pretty tired of cooking the same old same old but someone turned me on to your website and you have turned me on to cooking new and delicious meals again! Thank you for your wonderful, easy, creative and scrumptious recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Thank you for that thoughtful comment, Jane.

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  • Mary Coszak
    January 28, 2021

    I really want to make this recipe but my husband really does not like asparagus. What you recommend as a substitute?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2021

      Hi Mary, You can substitute the asparagus with cooked spinach or carrots or serve the veggie on the side and it will not affect the flavor of the dish. I hope this helps!

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  • RebelGrrrl87
    January 27, 2021

    I made this last week for me and my husband and it turned out delicious even though I forgot the parsley. 🙄 Family is visiting this week so I made it last night and it impressed the pants of them! Pro-tip: shred your own mozzarella as the pre-shreded usually has a calling agent that prevents it from melting properly!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review.

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  • Morey dastgheib
    January 18, 2021

    Hi. Can I substitutes wine with something eles?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      I saw a comment that someone shared this “Didn’t have Madeira wine but, I read another reviewer used apple juice, so I used 1-1/4 cups Sauvignon blanc and 1/4 cup apple juice. My family loved it. Thanks for another amazing recipe!”

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  • Geetha
    January 9, 2021

    Dear Natasha,
    I have made quite a few if you’re recipe’s now and I love them all.
    I’ve made chicken Madeira twice now. My kids and my husband enjoys it. Thanks so much 💕

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • Debra Solomon
    January 9, 2021

    absolutely the best chicken recipe i ever made. I put it over smashed red potatoes. Followed the recipe to the letter. Highly recommend this flavorful and simple dish!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Debra!

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  • ingrid marino
    January 8, 2021

    I’m so excited to make this recipe.

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  • Yary
    January 6, 2021

    Delicious! Didn’t have Madeira wine but, I read another reviewer used apple juice, so I used 1-1/4 cups Sauvignon blanc and 1/4 cup apple juice. My family loved it. Thanks for another amazing recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2021

      You’re welcoem! I’m glad you enjoeyd this recipe. Thank you for sharing those tips with us!

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  • Dottie
    January 4, 2021

    I made this recipe for dinner today it was absolutely delicous

    Thank you for sharing

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  • Victoria
    December 30, 2020

    Best chicken recipe EVER! This dish was outstanding, my entire family loved it. A definite keeper. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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      • Cortney McDonald
        September 6, 2021

        HI Natasha this looks fabulous. My husband’s a bit of a picky eater do u think that fresh, blanched green beans could be used instead of asparagus? I’m also having difficulty finding madeira wine absolutely anywhere. Do you recommend a certain sauvignon blanc brand? Thanks so much!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 7, 2021

          Hi Cortney, you could try broccoli or green beans but green beans will have slightly longer blanching/cooking time.

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  • Sonda Newton
    December 24, 2020

    This recipe was awesome! My family and I really enjoyed it. I couldn’t find Madeira wine, so I used sweet vermouth instead. I wasn’t sure which kind to get, so I went with the sweet, and the recipe turned out great anyway. What wine do you recommend if Madeira wine can’t be found?

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    • Natasha
      December 24, 2020

      If you aren’t able to find Madeira wine, you can substitute with Marsala wine which is also a sweet wine although it will taste more like chicken marsala.

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    • Dave B.
      January 2, 2021

      Made this dish this evening for the first time. It was absolutely fantastic! However, it is important to note that Madeira is a fortified wine that has a higher alcohol content. I used a Madeira with an alcohol content of 19%. Poured it into a hot skillet just after cooking the chicken and SURPRISE! FLAMBÉ! I didn’t panic though and the flames subsided in about 30 seconds. The dish turned out great and I didn’t burn the house down. Just be mindful when you add the Madeira and keep flammable materials away from the stove and you too will look like a professional chef!

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  • Debbie
    December 19, 2020

    Why use beef broth can you use chicken broth

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2020

      Hi Debbie, It could be substituted for chicken broth successfully if you have it on hand. If you are looking to make it wine-free, you could use more broth, but the flavor profile wouldn’t be quite the same. The Madeira wine gives it a unique, sweet flavor profile, and I haven’t experimented with anything besides wine to provide a specific recommendation. I hope this helps.

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  • Dennis
    December 16, 2020

    Just had the Chicken Maniera at Cheesecake Factory and it was fantastic. Cooked your version, it was better.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      Wow, thank you for your compliment, Dennis. That is so inspiring!

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  • Jane
    December 15, 2020

    I made this the other day and my liquor store didn’t carry Madeira so I ended up getting Marsala wine so I guess I made Chicken Marsala, but boy was it delicious! I’ve also never been so excited to eat leftovers the next day. 10/10!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 15, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoeyd that Jane!

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  • Jase the Ace
    December 2, 2020

    Absolutely Fabulous!!! Thank you so much!!
    This recipe is awesome!!
    As we are in Australia and obviously can’t travel ATM, we really miss the Cheesecake Factory.
    Your recipe is perfect and easily as good as (if not better than) the Cheesecake Factory one.
    Will be a regular on our menu from now on.
    Big thanks again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 2, 2020

      Hi Jase, I love that you enjoyed this recipe! That makes me so happy too as you can now make this at home anytime you’re craving for it. Thanks for your wonderful review and feedback.

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  • Janet Bradley
    November 28, 2020

    Could I leave out the mushrooms? I truly HATE them. I soooo want to make this recipe.

    Thanks, Jan

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 28, 2020

      Hi Janet, I haven’t tested it without mushrooms so I’m not sure how much it would affect the flavor. You could try omitting them and maybe using some chopped zucchini instead. I hope you love it even without the mushrooms!

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  • Cresta
    November 27, 2020

    Made this for Thanksgiving last night and it was a hit!
    Thank you, Natasha! Your recipe was superb!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Cresta!

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  • Alexandra
    November 27, 2020

    It was soooooooo gooooooddddd! My 1 and 4 years old loved it
    Husband lover it and ask for this receipe to return each week. Did not have madère wine, i used regular red wine with some porto.
    Love your video!
    From quebec Canada!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2020

      I’m so glad that worked out, Alexandra!

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  • Melinda Castillo
    November 4, 2020

    My family loved it! Very easy to make with your video. It was a hit!🥰 They requested for me to make it again at least once a month.😊😊

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 4, 2020

      Wow, that is awesome! Thanks for letting me know and I’m glad your family loved it.

      Reply

  • Elaine
    November 2, 2020

    Recipe easy to follow and meal was delicious. Will certainly make this again!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Olivia
    October 25, 2020

    My favorite meal. Have made several times and never disappoints!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 26, 2020

      So great to hear that! Thank you for sharing, Olivia.

      Reply

  • Alex Tzonkov
    October 18, 2020

    Tonight was my second time following your recipe and it was a hit for our family yet again. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2020

      My pleasure, Alex. That makes me so happy, thanks for your great feedback!

      Reply

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