Penne With Chicken, Madeira Wine, and Mushrooms

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

I have never had this at the restaurant but I have enjoyed it at home. The Madeira wine gives the sauce a great flavor. This recipe is adapted from my local newspaper. Edit: After reading a couple of the reviews, I decided to change the name of this recipe. formerly titled Copycat: Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Place cooked and drained pasta in separate bowl.
  2. Heat oil in skillet and saute chicken, onion, mushrooms, and garlic.Remove from skillet;set aside. Add wine to same skillet and simmer over medium heat until liquid is reduced by two-thirds. Add heavy cream and sour cream and heat through.
  3. Remove from heat and swirl in butter. Toss with pasta.


Most Helpful

While this was not a bad dish at all it still missed the extra umph that the restaurnt has. Something is missing from the dish that they have at the restaurant

Extra Sauce Please May 21, 2008

I thought the flavor of this was really wonderul, loved the chicken and mushrooms witht the Madeira wine. I used 10 oz of fresh mushrooms instead of the canned. After reducing the wine, I added the cream and it sorta curdled a little bit. I would maybe let the wine cool or add a little of the wine to the cream to temper it before I added the whole cup to the skillet. While it tasted really good, the sauce had a grainy appearance. The instructions omit where to add the sour cream and so I added it after I added the cream. I've never been to a Cheesecake Factory so I don't know how this compares to the original, but overall this is something I would definatley make again. Thanks cookiedog!!!

Kim127 February 08, 2007

no kidding you never had it at the restaurant! followed the recipe to a tee, while not horrible, does not taste a thing like cheesecake factory's version.

robdobi June 25, 2007

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