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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)

4.93 from 210 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 kcal
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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  • 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

  • Carmen
    October 16, 2020

    Made this tonight for the first time. My family loved it. Definitely a keeper for chicken rotation. Worth the effort! Not a drop leftover. Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2020

      You’re so welcome, Carmen. I’m happy that you and your family loved this recipe. It’s one of our favorites at home too!

      Reply

  • Bonnie
    October 12, 2020

    I have looked at this recipe for a long time and finally decided to try it. I found the Madeira Wine at the wine store. I bought Madeira wine but for cooking, not drinking. $8. I have never made a recipe that tasted as good as it looked. Everyone LOVED it, and there is nothing left. I followed the recipe exactly subbing bouillon cubes for the beef broth. I wish I could share a picture. I am eating the leftover remnants before I clean the pan. It is a meal for every night or special occasion. I made with mashed potatoes and could have doubled the sauce. The best meal I have ever cooked. My 25 yr old son was intrigued and ended up helping me cook.
    Thank you, Natasha.
    I can’t wait to make more of your recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 12, 2020

      Hello Bonnie, I’m so happy to hear that your experience making this recipe was great! This is one of our favorite recipes too and I’m really proud to share this one.

      Reply

  • Mika
    October 8, 2020

    So we made this last night and I couldn’t find the madeira wine so we substituted the wine for apple juice (martinelli’s apple juice). Needless to say this will be in my to remake recipes for years to come. My family absolutely loved it. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 8, 2020

      Great idea! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe, Mika!

      Reply

  • Kelly Regan
    October 5, 2020

    I waited tables at CF and loved this dish. I have tried another recipe and it wasn’t even close. This was absolutely perfect!! I can’t wait to use this sauce recipe to make the Pasta Da Vinci as well. Tastes just like the restaurant for a lot less $$$.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 6, 2020

      It is popular for good reason! I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Valerie B.
    September 24, 2020

    Are you permitted to tell me what brand of pan it is that you use? I’d love to gete one.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 24, 2020

      Hello Valerie, sure. Here’s the pan that I used for this recipe.

      Reply

  • Shanna Warner
    September 23, 2020

    I know this will be so good! My kids (13 & 11) are making this with your creamy mashed potatoes for our 16th wedding anniversary tomorrow! We are so thankful for the videos. It makes things so much easier and understandable for the kids!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 23, 2020

      You are so welcome, Shanna. This recipe is one of our favorites – I hope you and your kids will love it too!

      Reply

  • Simona
    September 14, 2020

    I cannot find Madeira wine anywhere anymore. What is a good substitute for it? I live this recipe so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 14, 2020

      Hi Simona, 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. If you are looking to make it wine-free, you could just use more broth but the flavor profile wouldn’t be quite the same.

      Reply

  • Glenda
    September 8, 2020

    Can I use Holland House white cooking wine as a substitute for the wine in this recipe?

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    • Natasha
      September 9, 2020

      Hi Glenda, as a rule of thumb, I avoid any wine labeled “cooking wine” since it usually has additives and changes the flavor. I haven’t tested that with this recipe, but I would highly recommend using what is recommended in the recipe.

      Reply

  • Sarah
    August 30, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    This dish came out delicious. However, my sauce came out a bit on the watery side. It just wouldn’t thicken. Other than that, the meal was excellent. Any suggestions? I followed your instructions exactly. Should I whisk in a little bit of flour if this happens in the future?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 31, 2020

      Hi Sarah, 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!

      Reply

  • Cheryl Murray
    August 20, 2020

    Can this be made in advance?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 20, 2020

      Hi Cheryl! It sure can! It like most recipes is best fresh but it does reheat well!

      Reply

  • Victoria
    August 19, 2020

    I love your recipes I’m not the best cook but as I’m getting older I am quite enjoying learning to cook and to try new recipes to feed my family. I’ve also struggled trying to find some of the ingredients as I live in Australia so have to convert everything and could never find a Hoagie Roll lol Thanks for making cooking a bit more enjoyable for me and the videos and so helpful. There is no way I could cook without the videos.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2020

      You’re welcome Victoria! I’m so happy you’re enjoying our recipes!

      Reply

  • Barbara Hirsch
    August 12, 2020

    i love all your Recipes and a love to watch wen you are cooking

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 12, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Barbara! I’m so happy you’re enjoying our recipes!

      Reply

  • Debra Winter
    August 10, 2020

    OMG – Fabulous! And so easy to make. Thanks Natasha for another great recipe!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Debra!

      Reply

  • Callie S Brown
    August 9, 2020

    If you omitted the wine completely, which I’m thinking carries the most carbs in the recipe, we could consider this a low carb recipe? Hoping so.

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    • Natasha
      August 10, 2020

      Hi Callie, you are correct that without the wine this would be a low carb recipe.

      Reply

  • Kris
    July 23, 2020

    Hi, I am lactose intolerant but want to try out the recipe. Any thoughts for substitutions for the heavy whipping cream? Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 23, 2020

      Hi Kris, I haven’t tried any substitute for the whipping cream but you can try dairy and lactose-free half-and-half substitutes.

      Reply

  • Kiki
    July 19, 2020

    What’s an alternative to beef stock

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 19, 2020

      You can use beef bullion if you have it or vegetable broth

      Reply

  • Deb
    July 14, 2020

    Fantastic. We like crunchy asparagus so we skip the blanching and add to top for only a couple minutes of bake time. Oh my! One of my favorite Natasha recipes. Guests love it. TY Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 14, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Deb!

      Reply

  • Evelina
    July 13, 2020

    I’ve been putting this recipe off for a long time because it seemed difficult, but I had all the ingredients today and tried it out. Boy am I glad I did! Even with subbing the Madeira for Sauvignon blanc it was phenomenal. My husband loved how pretty it was too. Thank you Natasha for all the great recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 14, 2020

      That is so awesome to hear! Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Elizabeth Shehata
    July 11, 2020

    What kind of pan was used for cooking the chicken? It looks like a cast iron but I’m not sure. Thank you!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 12, 2020

      Hi Elizabeth, we used this pan for this recipe.

      Reply

  • Sarah
    July 11, 2020

    I made this for dinner tonight. Everyone loved it! Awesome recipe and definitely a keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Sarah! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Ali
    June 30, 2020

    This recipe was delicious!!!! I would actually give it 4.5 stars cause I wish the sauce was a little thicker. I followed instructions completely but the sauce didn’t thicken up much, and I gave it more than the allotted time to cook/thicken. Either way the taste is amazing and I would have no problem drinking it! Lol. I did use 5 cloves of garlic as opposed to 2 because I love garlic and always double of triple what’s called for! For those looking for Madeira wine in your grocery store, after looking all over I realized it was a fortified cooking wine and found it next to the Port wine. I will be adding this to my Keto rotation! I couldn’t eat the mashed potatoes but everything else was the bomb!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe Ali! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Natasha
    June 24, 2020

    We love it. I also made it with pork (ran out of ideas :)) and it was just as good.
    Thank you, Natasha, I love your recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 24, 2020

      So great to hear that! Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Yuri Clingerman
    June 24, 2020

    Very good! Sauce has a lot of depth and is delicious with warm crusty bread.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 24, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Yuri!

      Reply

  • Phoebe Lynn Miller
    June 20, 2020

    My husband and I would give this way more than 5 stars. It is amazing and so easy to make. It also reheats really well. Definitely a keeper and can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Phoebe! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Amber Matukonis
    June 16, 2020

    Our favorite restaurant dish is filet mignon Ala Oscar with Asparagas. We had it on our first Valentines day, when he proposed, and our first anniversary! But only with dungeoness crab meat. Lump just doesn’t taste the same! C. I. Shenanigans is the restaurant in Washington state!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 17, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that with us Amber. I hope I can make that too!

      Reply

  • michele s
    June 16, 2020

    Amother recipe another hit at my house the chicken madiera was amazing I doubled the recipe everone has lunch for work tomorrow I am a huge fan of your recipes. michele s

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 16, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for that wonderful review, Michele!

      Reply

  • Ammara
    June 16, 2020

    Hi. Whats the substitute of Madeira wine?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 16, 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. If you are looking to make it wine-free, you could just use more broth but the flavor profile wouldn’t be quite the same.

      Reply

    • Evelina
      July 13, 2020

      Hi Ammara,

      I used a Sauvignon blanc I had and the recipe turned out great! Just putting it out there in case someone else already has it on hand like I did

      Reply

  • M. Nocero
    June 15, 2020

    Amazing recipe!!! Your recipes and tutorials are the best!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2020

      I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you for that great review.

      Reply

  • BeTina Edwards-Wilson
    June 11, 2020

    Was a hit for family dinner night! Thank you 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 12, 2020

      That is awesome! Thank you for giving an excellent feedback.

      Reply

  • Annie
    May 28, 2020

    Omg Natasha, you NAILED it! Just finished eating this, my first time making it, and it’s sooooo good! My husband who salts everything didn’t add a thing and is using many colorful adjectives to drive home how good it is!
    None of your recipes disappoint, but this just knocked spatchcock chicken out of the top spot! Thanks lady!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 28, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Brenda Marshall
    May 20, 2020

    Made this for my husband’s birthday dinner since we couldn’t go to the Cheesecake Factory. He absolutely loved it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 20, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Michelle
    May 17, 2020

    LOVED it! The recipe was very easy to follow and so delicious! I made this for the first time tonight after being disappointed in take out Chicken Madeira last week on Mother’s Day and HAD to jump online to review once we were finished devouring our meal. It was THAT good! Will absolutely be making this again (and again and again). Thank you for the awesome recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2020

      So glad you loved this recipe, homemade is indeed always better in my opinion. Thanks for your excellent review!

      Reply

  • Gail
    May 15, 2020

    Have tried the Madeira chicken absolutely delish. Live in Aus no CF here but whenever we visit USA we head for the CF. The Gumbo is our Fav. Please could we have a copy. Would love to make it for my partner as a special surprise. Once had it for 4 days in a row and did not tire of it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 15, 2020

      Thanks, Gail, I’m glad you enjoyed the Chicken Madeira recipe. I don’t have a recipe for Gumbo yet but that’s a good suggestion!

      Reply

  • Vida Daymond
    May 14, 2020

    Made the Chicken Madeira tonight. Amazing is not the word!! The taste was superb. Have enjoyed trying out several of your recipes since lockdown. All now on my favourites list. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! I’m so glad you found a favorite on our blog!

      Reply

  • Reema
    May 10, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I’m so excited to try this recipe! Unfortunately I am unable to find Madeira – can you please tell me whether a dry marsala or a regular marsala would be a better substitute? Thank you!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 11, 2020

      Hello Reema, thanks for your great feedback. 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

    • M. Nocero
      June 15, 2020

      We went to our local liquor store. Grocery stores don’t seem to carry it anymore.

      Reply

  • Melissa McKinley
    May 6, 2020

    Thanks for the recipe! This is my boyfriend’s favorite dish at CF and I wanted to make it for him My sauce separated before I added the cream and then I tried to fix it by adding more broth, then more wine, and it turned out ok but tasting nothing like the original Do you know what I did wrong to make it separate like that? I’m going to give it another go! Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      May 7, 2020

      Hi Melissa, using half and half might cause that. Did you use heavy whipping cream as stated in the recipe? Also, make sure to add the sauce ingredients in the correct order. Changing the order can break the consistency of the sauce, or not letting the alcohol boil out long enough can also do it. I hope that helps!

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  • em
    April 30, 2020

    hey natasha,
    this looks so good! i want to do it but we can’t drink or have wine in our religion.. can u advice anything similar to it… thanks

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 1, 2020

      If you are looking to make it wine-free, you could just use more broth but the flavor profile wouldn’t be quite the same.

      Reply

  • Snibb
    April 24, 2020

    No need to go to the Cheesecake Factory now…this is at least as good, and I think better, for a fraction of the price, and you don’t have to wait an hour to be seated. Thanks so much.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2020

      Exactly! Thanks for giving this recipe an excellent feedback.

      Reply

  • Melanie
    April 22, 2020

    I made this tonight, and it was to die for! Everyone loved it – even the 5 year old boy who is suspicious of new foods. This recipe is a keeper for sure! It was flexible too, as I haven’t been shopping in a bit so had to make do with a few things that were not quite right. Still amazing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 22, 2020

      Hello Melanie, thank you for sharing your great feedback with us. Yes, I agree, this dish is pretty flexible and I”m glad that your son loved it!

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  • Monique
    April 21, 2020

    I have tried several of her dishes already and they have all turned out Amazing. I always look forward to new dishes that she puts on Facebook

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 21, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review with me Monique!

      Reply

  • Kevin Beasley
    April 11, 2020

    My wife’s birthday was yesterday and we could not go out to get her favorite meal. I followed the recipe exactly and it came our perfectly. The only negative may be we may not be going to Cheesecake factory going forward because she prefers this version better ; ) Thanks Natasha for making her birthday one of the best under trying times.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2020

      Wow! Thank you for that amazing compliment! That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Lauren T.
    April 5, 2020

    1000/10. A new favorite in our house. Very, very similar to the original recipe. Will definitely be using this blog again because the cook times and instructions very clear and absolutely accurate. This meal was life-changing. Can’t wait to make it again. Probably this week.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2020

      What an amazing review, Lauren. Thank you so much! I hope you love every recipe that you try.

      Reply

  • marti
    March 25, 2020

    what can you use if you don’t use wine

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 25, 2020

      If you are looking to make it wine-free, you could just 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.

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  • Greg Divine
    March 21, 2020

    Natasha with this recipe you knocked it out of the park! I’ve tried a few of you recipes and am so glad I found your blog . My beautiful wife has an Autoimmune disease and her energy level has big time ups and downs. By evening she is so tired so I’ve taken over Dinners to let her rest . We’ve loved every one of your recipes and she’s so happy I found your blog & cooking . I’m enjoying every minute of doing it . I can’t wait to make more of your dishes . You have 2 very big fans in Kansas . Bless you and your family & keep the delicious coming !

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 21, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that thoughtful feedback with me! I’m all smiles.

      Reply

  • Frances Giancola
    March 10, 2020

    That looks like a wonderful dinner
    but my husband cannot have mushrooms. What can I use in place of the mushrooms. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 10, 2020

      Hi Frances, 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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  • Amy
    March 1, 2020

    I tried the Chicken Madeira- it was tasty , but I did something wrong bc the sauce was runny…what did I do wrong? I even used good Madeira wine.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2020

      Sorry to hear that Amy. Can you share with me if there was something that was changed with the ingredients or with the steps?

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      • ASHLEY THOMAS
        March 21, 2020

        If i cant find the Madeira wine, what are some other wine options?

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        • Natasha
          March 21, 2020

          Hi Ashley, if you are not able to find Madeira, then Marsala wine is a good option.

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        • Karen Lomas
          April 18, 2020

          I was wondering if you can replace the whipping cream with a can of coconut milk?

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          • Natashas Kitchen
            April 18, 2020

            Hi Karen, I haven’t tested that with coconut milk to advise, I worry it won’t give the same creamy consistency. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

  • Rita caink
    February 24, 2020

    Hi Natasha
    I love your recipes I follow everyday I am 77 yrs young and still learning from you I have bought a Dutch oven which is a great help do you do a recipe book if so could you tell me how to get it I live in Australia I will send you my email and thankyou for making cooking fun you are a treasure .
    Lots of love Rita

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 25, 2020

      Hi Rita! I’m so glad you found my blog. I do not have a recipe book at this time but we are working on one. Stay tuned!

      Reply

  • Trina
    February 15, 2020

    I really appreciate that you actually name the wine being used. Most recipes list dry white, I have no clue between one wine and another. I love the added flavor of the wine. Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2020

      I’m so glad that is helpful Trina! Thank you for that awesome feedback.

      Reply

  • Lisa
    January 28, 2020

    BEWARE! You make this recipe and you will NEVER make another recipe ever again. My family keeps asking for this over and over and over again. It is just THAT good! Guess what we are having for dinner tonight. Thank you Natasha for this incredible recipe. One day I hope to try Chicken Marsala

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2020

      Isn’t it the best!! We absolutely love this recipe. Thank you for that wonderful review, Lisa.

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    • Pamela
      February 25, 2020

      Try Natasha’s lasagna. My family asks for that all the time.

      Reply

  • Donna Ahern
    January 5, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I want to make the chicken Madeira but no one likes mushrooms, can I leave them out or use something else instead? Thanks, love all your dishes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2020

      Hi Donna, 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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      • Angélica
        February 7, 2020

        Great recipe, thanks!!!
        Question: do you know how long it last if is in the fridge? This is day 3

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 7, 2020

          Hi Angelica, I haven’t had it last more than two days so I can’t advise beyond that but it does reheat well.

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  • Michelle
    January 1, 2020

    Hi Natasha would it work with no wine

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2020

      Hi Michelle, most of the alcohol is cooked out in the pan so you just 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.

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  • Kirsten
    December 29, 2019

    I’ve been craving this, so made it tonight for the first time. We used red madeira as we couldn’t find the white and it was soooo good!! My adult son is a picky eater and he loved the chicken (doesn’t eat asparagus or mushrooms). I even made some mashed potatoes and he put the sauce over them like a gravy. We will definitely be making this again and again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2019

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

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  • Catherine Toudic
    November 29, 2019

    I have made this so many time now , its great for a big crowd . It always turns out the same . Just gorgeous .

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 29, 2019

      Sounds like you found a favorite recipe, Catherine! We get this all the time when we go to the Cheesecake Factory and simply had to recreate it!

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  • Olga
    November 20, 2019

    Natasha,

    Which store did you buy the America Maderia in Idaho? I need to find that bottle.

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    • Natasha
      November 20, 2019

      Hi Olga, it was at the liquor store in Meridian (Tenmile and Ustick).

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      • Theresa
        November 24, 2019

        Hi Natasha! I love your recipes and your adorable personality! I was surprised to see you’re in Meridian or Boise as my mom’s whole family, and thus, mine too, live there!!! We just spend time visiting them in August, and also in Cascade Lake, and Coeur d’Alene. Such a beautiful state. Every blessing, Theresa in The Woodlands, Texas

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        • Natasha
          November 24, 2019

          Hi Theresa, yes! We love Idaho. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Blessings over you and your family also!

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      • Leslie
        January 17, 2020

        I’m from Meridian also! I love your recipes and I can’t wait to try this one. Thank you for all you do!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 18, 2020

          That’s so awesome, Leslie!!

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  • Patricia
    November 13, 2019

    I experimented with this last night because it’s my favorite dish at The Cheesecake Factory and thought if I could make it I’d have an awesome dish up my sleeve for dinner parties. It came out perfect – another keeper! Thanks Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Olena
    November 6, 2019

    Wow! This recipe is amazing!!! I made it with Marsala because I already had it, it turned out great! The only thing — mushroom gave to much juice and I my sauce end up liquid as I put it to the pan before the last step.., need to improve next time. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2019

      That’s so great, Olena! Thank you for that awesome review.

      Reply

  • Kristi M.
    November 2, 2019

    I was super impressed! Added 1/2 cup of wine and 1/2 of broth to have extra sauce (we are saucy people) and a T of flour to thicken the sauce! Family hit! My husband even thought it was better than Cheesecake… unbelievable!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2019

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

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    • Danielle
      February 16, 2020

      I was thinking it needed a little flour for thickening as well. Happy you tried it and it worked out. I will also add next time.

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    • Pamela
      February 25, 2020

      This was very tasty but I could not get the sauce to thicken as much as I think it was supposed to be. Would try it again. Thanks for all your videos.

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      • Natasha
        February 25, 2020

        Hi Pamela, I would suggest simmering down the liquid for longer. It could take longer depending on the surface area of your pan and the heat you are cooking on. I hope that helps for next time.

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  • Linda Fisk
    October 8, 2019

    This looks so good! Could I use chardonnay instead?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 8, 2019

      Hi Linda, I haven’t tested that but I think the chardonnay would probably still taste great

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  • Rosemaryosteen
    October 7, 2019

    Congratulations on ur Anniversary,, love to watch all ur recipes ,,you have some I want to make for a up coming wedding on the 19th she wants a marble cake n buttercream frosting,, but was think of the Italian butter cream ,,not sure ,just a small cake cake .thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 7, 2019

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying watching our recipes!

      Reply

  • Kathy
    October 2, 2019

    Made this dish,and it came out great! But I needed more sauce. Can I double the recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 2, 2019

      That should work Kathy! I hope you love it with double the sauce!

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  • Sue
    September 28, 2019

    Can I make this ahead and reheat?

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    • Natasha
      September 30, 2019

      Hi Sue, 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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  • Pat carne
    September 16, 2019

    My chicken was tough
    I used a good quality chicken breasts already sliced thin by Harris teeters.

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    • Danielle
      February 16, 2020

      Mine too. Going to add a some cook time in the oven next time, low and slow, with the Madeira/broth mix to tenderize the chicken, before adding the whipping cream.

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  • Mariah Coyle
    September 8, 2019

    Can I use a red wine Maderia instead of white?

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    • Natasha
      September 9, 2019

      Hi Mariah, I haven’t tried that but I think it should work.

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  • Saher
    August 31, 2019

    HI I have been following your blog since a very long time. and i just simply love it.So i wanted to give this chicken Madeira a try, But we dont consume alochol . SO is it possible if you can give me a non alcoholic substitute please . Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 31, 2019

      Hi Saher, most of the alcohol is cooked out in the pan so you just 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

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  • jennifer torres
    August 22, 2019

    I been following u please share any new recipes. u have great recipes. im a major foodie at heart!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2019

      Hi Jennifer! We post new recipes every week. Thank you for following our recipes!

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      • Dawn
        November 25, 2019

        What can I use to substitute chicken for the vegetarians in my house? This recipe is THE BOMB

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 26, 2019

          Hi Dawn, I haven’t tested a vegetarian substitution to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • TWW
    August 20, 2019

    The reason Madiera wine is not sold in grocery stores is that the alcohol content is higher than traditional wines; selling would violate their permit.

    Also, I always turn off the flame before I add the Madiera. It flames easily which is okay if intentional but not so much if it is a surprise.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 20, 2019

      Thank you for those tips and for sharing that with me!

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    • Fish
      September 9, 2019

      Its sold at all Kroger Brand stores. I get it for six bucks at my local Ralphs in california. So depends on your state. California sells hard liquor along with some other states.

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      • estella
        January 27, 2020

        I used Marsala cooking wine, No Madeira wine to be found at heb in cleburne,tx! Just added a shake of white pepper and a half Cup more of cream. Yummy!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 28, 2020

          I’m so glad you enjoyed that Estella!

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  • Judy
    August 18, 2019

    The only problem is th cheese cake factory recipe is darker red and I was told lactose free 🙂

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    • jamie Shane obrien
      August 20, 2019

      it cant be Lactose free with all that mozzarella cheese on top

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    • Judysven
      August 20, 2019

      We were discussing the sauce.

      Obviously the mozzarella cheese is not lactose free.
      And it can be removed.

      This sauce is different in color and taste than the cheesecake factory.

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  • Tammy Costa
    August 14, 2019

    This is my favorite dish from cheesecake factory. I made this tonight and it was amazing. I could have drank the sauce and I did right off my plate. I love, love, love this recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2019

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

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  • Patty Hunt
    August 13, 2019

    Is there any other wine comparable to the Paul Masson Madeira I cannot find Paul Masson anywhere. I went to H-E-B and they didn’t have it but the lady that worked in the wine department said that Taylor Sherry was comfortable just need to know thank you.

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    • Natasha
      August 13, 2019

      Hi Patty, this would work with Marsala wine as well. I haven’t tested Sherry here so I can’t speak to that.

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  • Jami
    August 6, 2019

    Made twice. Both times, the cream did not incorporate in the sauce. I did it off heat but never worked.

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    • Natasha
      August 6, 2019

      Hi Jami, sometimes making substitutions might cause that – for example, I would not suggest using a light cream, half and half or milk which might not incorporate or may even get lumpy.

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  • Kristyn
    July 31, 2019

    I was unable to find Madeira even at my wine store. I purchased a sweet white Marsalla instead. Was I supposed to purchase the dry white Marsalla? Upon looking up traditional chicken marsalla recipes, most use Dry but plan on using your recipe. Just confirming, thanks!

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    • Natasha
      July 31, 2019

      Hi Kristyn, Madeira is a sweet wine so I think either one would work.

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  • TCF
    July 30, 2019

    So delicious!!!! My family raved!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2019

      That’s so awesome! Sounds like you found a new favorite!

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  • Dayna
    July 24, 2019

    The Madeira Chicken is Out of This World!!! I substituted fresh greens beans,as we dont care for asparagus. The wine cost me $17.00…but I have other specialty stores to try that may be less expensive.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 24, 2019

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

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  • Olga
    June 29, 2019

    Hey, I made this recipe alot of times it’s our family’s favorite. I’m out of chicken thighs and breast, I have on hand chicken leg quarters would that work too? Making it tomorrow for lunch.

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    • Natasha
      June 29, 2019

      Hi Olga, yes I think that should still work but you will need to cook the chicken longer initially since it is bone-in meat. Start on lower heat and cook until the internal temperature reads 165˚F on an instant read thermometer, or until juices run clear. Under the broiler, you are just melting the cheese essentially so it should be cooked before it goes into the oven. If you test it, let me know how it goes.

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  • Jenn
    May 23, 2019

    I made it without cream to try to make it look closer to the original cheesecake factory and added an extra tablespoon of butter and cornstarch to thicken it. The chicken was well cooked but my sauce came out salty
    …it may have been the beef stock but this did not have the sweet taste of the madeira chicken I had at cheesecake factory the other day

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    • Natasha
      May 23, 2019

      Hi Jenn, the saltiness could have to do with the stock – if it was not low sodium, you would definitely want to use less salt in the recipe. Also, the sweetness comes primarily from the type of wine used and Madeira is a very sweet wine.

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    • Fish
      August 13, 2019

      Honestly you blew it. Follow the recipe it’s amazing and better than Cheesecake Factory.

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    • Judy
      August 18, 2019

      I just submitted a comment that if wasn’t as dark as cheesecake factory recipe and that I was told when I ate there several times and just 2 days ago it was lactose free.

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      • jamie Shane obrien
        August 20, 2019

        CHICKEN MADEIRA
        Our most popular chicken dish! Sauteed Chicken Breast
        Topped with Fresh Asparagus and Melted Mozzarella Cheese. Covered with
        Fresh Mushroom Madeira Sauce and Served with Mashed Potatoes

        CONTAINS: MILK EGG GLUTEN SOY

        * This is copied from Cheesecakes Allergin listing for all menu items. The Madeira Chicken definitely is not lactose free. Either the waiter was misinformed or possibly did not know what Lactose means.

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        • Valorie
          November 4, 2019

          I went to one of the bigger liquor stores and they dont have that specific wine. I don’t know much about wines at all. Would any “sweet white wine” work?
          I was going to grab this small container of Bota Moscato….but have no clue if that would even work??

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          • Natasha
            November 4, 2019

            Hi Valorie, if you are not able to find Madeira, a marsala wine would also work.

          • Natashas Kitchen
            November 4, 2019

            Hi Valorie, if you are not able to find Madeira, a marsala wine would also work.

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