Easy Chicken Madeira Recipe (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)


Garlicky sauteed chicken breasts smothered in a creamy sauce of Madeira wine and mushrooms, this delicious recipe for Chicken Madeira (Cheesecake Factory Copycat) will tempt your tastebuds! And, you’ll love how easily this gourmet-style recipe comes together.

Creamy Chicken Madeira with Asparagus

If you’re looking for something different to make for dinner, this recipe just might be it! The scrumptious mushroom-wine sauce is like no other. It has a special warm and nutty flavor thanks to the Madeira wine, and its creamy texture goes perfectly with juicy chicken breast.

This is the kind of recipe that’s perfect for a stay-at-home date night, or for a birthday dinner. It’s so elegant and so tasty! Everyone from the pickiest eater to the most dedicated foodie will love it.

I also like that this dish is easy to make! The fresh asparagus on the side is prepared simply by blanching, and everything else comes together in just one pan.

up close picture of chicken cutlets in madeira sauce topped with asparagus and mushrooms

What is Chicken Madeira?

If you’re wondering what Chicken Madeira is, you’re probably not alone. The dish is not as easy to find as the more traditional Chicken Marsala, but they are very similar!

Chicken Madeira, like Chicken Marsala, is made with chicken, mushrooms, and a special fortified wine. But, the wines are different; Chicken Madeira uses Madeira wine made in Portugal, while Chicken Marsala uses Marsala wine which comes from Italy.

You also see Chicken Marsala served with pasta, potatoes, or rice, but it’s most common to see Chicken Madeira served with mashed potatoes; this is how the Cheesecake Factory does it, and it’s amazing!

Finally, Chicken Madeira usually has some melted cheese involved, while Chicken Marsala does not.

Easy Marsala Chicken & Pork Recipes

Wondering how to make Chicken Marsala or Pork Marsala? Try one of these: