Chicken Madeira Recipe

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Chicken Madeira Recipe – This copycat is even better than the restaurant version!  Tender chicken, mushrooms, and asparagus in a Madeira wine sauce and topped with melted cheese! Up your chicken dinner recipe game tonight! 

I love making copycat recipes at home.  It can be a fast food favorite like Mexican Pizzas from Taco Bell or it can be a decadent pasta dish like Pasta Milano from Macaroni Grill.  It obviously saves money to make restaurant favorites at home, but you also get to enjoy them more often.  You control the salt and fat so they are usually better for you as well.  

Cheesecake Factory Copycat Chicken Madeira recipe


What is Chicken Madeira

It is a sauteed chicken breast that is topped with fresh asparagus and melted cheese. It is all covered in a mushroom Madeira wine sauce. At Cheesecake Factory these serve with with mashed potatoes which is great to make sure you don’t miss any of the delicious sauce. 

What’s In Chicken Madeira

  • Chicken Breasts – You want them to be similar sized and the thinner they are the quicker they will cook.
  • Butter
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Madeira Wine
  • Beef Broth
  • Heavy Cream
  • Asparagus
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper

What Can I use Instead of Madeira Wine

You should be able to find madeira wine at most liquor stores.  I had to ask where it was, but they immediately pointed me in the right direction.  My store only has one choice, but they do carry it.  It should be about $8 for a basic bottle.  It is really only used for cooking, so it isn’t a wine that you will drink afterwards.  If you have trouble finding it you could use Marsala wine, dry vermouth, port wine, or dry sherry.  All will give you a slightly different flavor, but they will work and still taste great in the recipe. 

Chicken in a mushroom madeira sauce and topped with melted cheese

How to Make Chicken Madeira

  1. Cook the chicken. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.  Saute in a large skillet with melted butter.  You want to brown the chicken and make sure that is cooked through.  Then you remove it from the pan and keep it warm. 
  2. Cook the mushrooms. Add more butter to the pan and then saute the mushrooms.  Season them with salt and pepper.  Once they are browned and cooked remove them from the pan.  Put them on the same plate with the chicken and keep warm.
  3. Make the sauce.  Bring beef broth and Madeira to a boil and cook for about 10-12 minutes.  You want it to boil and cook down to about half.  It should thicken and start to turn into a sauce. 
  4. Cook the asparagus. Put asparagus in a pot of boiling water.  Cook for 4-5 minutes and then drain and set aside until you are ready to use. 
  5. Put everything together.  After the sauce has thickened everything back into the pan.  Arrange the chicken in the pan, top with mushrooms, and spread the asparagus around the chicken.  
  6. Melt the cheese.  Top everything with cheese and cover until the cheese is melted.  
easy chicken winner make with madeira wine

What to Serve with Chicken Madeira

It does have asparagus in with the dish, so you don’t necessarily need much.  But here are a few great ideas. 

If you have ever tried this dish at Cheesecake Factory you know how rich and delicious it is.  The Madeira wine gives the sauce such a unique flavor.  It is definitely worth a trip to the liquor store to find a bottle and make at home!

Chicken Madeira Recipe - This copycat is even better than the restaurant version!  Tender chicken, mushrooms, and asparagus in a Madeira wine sauce and topped with melted cheese! Up your chicken dinner recipe game tonight!

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A plate o chicken and asparagus on a table
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Chicken Madeira Recipe

By Erin
Chicken Madeira Recipe – This copycat is even better than the restaurant version!  Tender chicken, mushrooms, and asparagus in a Madeira wine sauce and topped with melted cheese! Up your chicken dinner recipe game tonight! 
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 thinly cut chicken breasts
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 oz mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup Madeira wine
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 3/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 Tbsp butter to melt. Place chicken in the pan and cook 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is browned and just cooked through. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm.
  • Add remaining butter to the pan to melt. Add mushrooms and cook for 4-5 minutes until tender and browned. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Remove mushrooms from the pan and keep warm.
  • Pour in wine and beef broth to the pan. Bring to a rolling boil and cook for 10-12 minutes until it is reduced by at least half and is starting to thicken up. Add cream and cook for a couple minutes until sauce is thick and creamy.
  • Meanwhile bring a pot of water to boil and cook asparagus for 4 minutes.
  • Add chicken, mushrooms and asparagus to the sauce. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 1289mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 507
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