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    TSR Version of Cheesecake Factory Chicken Madeira by Todd Wilbur

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    mary winecoff's Note:

    From I had this wonderful dish with my sister in Florida. Now I can make it at home. I had a hard time getting the sauce to thicken so I added cornstarch. This recipe reflects that. It also makes a LOT of sauce.

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    1. 1
      Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    2. 2
      cover each chicken breast with plastic wrap and using a mallet flatten to about 1/4 inch thick.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Saute chicken for 4 to 6 minutes or until the chicken has browned just a bit.
    5. 5
      Remove from pan and keep warm.
    6. 6
      Do not clean pan.
    7. 7
      Keeping the heat on medium, add two Tablespoons olive oil to the skillet.
    8. 8
      Add the sliced mushrooms and saute for about two minutes.
    9. 9
      Add the Madeira wine, beef stock, butter and pepper.
    10. 10
      Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
    11. 11
      The sauce will be done when it has thickened and turned a dark brown in color.
    12. 12
      (optional-Make a paste from cornstarch and some of the sauce. Stir into sauce until thickened.).
    13. 13
      As the sauce is simmering, bring a medium saucepan filled halfway with water to a boil.
    14. 14
      Add a little salt.
    15. 15
      Toss the asparagus into the water and boil for 3 to 5 minutes.
    16. 16
      Drop the asparagus in a bowl of ice water to halt the cooking.
    17. 17
      Set the oven to broil.
    18. 18
      Prepare the dish by arranging the cooked chicken fillets on a baking pan.
    19. 19
      Cross two asparagus spears over each fillet, then cover each with a slice of mozzarella cheese.
    20. 20
      Broil the fillets for 3 to 4 minutes.
    21. 21
      To serve, arrange two chicken breast on each plate, then spoon 3 or 4 tablespoons of Madeira sauce over the chicken on each plate.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 13, 2011

      I have not made this yet, but loved it at The Cheesecake Factory. I will say that after reading all of the reviews/comments on this recipe, everyone is saying the same thing "the sauce/gravy is to thin". When I had this at Cheesecake Factory the sauce was not very thick. If you want your sauce thick and don't want the taste of cornstarch of flour, turn up the heat a little bit and let it reduce a bit longer. I am in Culinary school right now and have been told that sometimes things will take a bit longer to reduce, this will also help cook off the alcohol taste. Will try this when I make it myself. Good luck everyone.

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    • on January 04, 2010


      fantastic recipe. folks who are getting a weird taste are probably not cooking their gravy enough. here's how i fixed mine. after step #8 (sauteeing mushrooms), i poured in the madeira to deglaze the pan. bring to a boil and stir, scraping all bits off. eventually the pan should look clean (except the liquid in it, of course). add butter and 1 c. of stock to pan and simmer. while that's simmering, take remaining 1 c. of stock, add 3 T. of flour and stir well (you can even put in a jar and shake really hard) to make a slurry. raise heat to med-high and slowly stir in slurry. cook for another 10-15 mins or so, stirring often. check for taste (salt, pepper, etc.) and if it still tastes to strongly of alcohol for your liking, try cooking a little more. the sauce is excellent and worth the trouble!

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    • on April 29, 2013

      This is definitely the best thing i have ever made and one of the best meals i have ever had. As the cheese, i have substituted havarti - wonderful!

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    Nutritional Facts for TSR Version of Cheesecake Factory Chicken Madeira by Todd Wilbur

    Serving Size: 1 (1062 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1012.3
    Calories from Fat 413
    Total Fat 45.9 g
    Saturated Fat 15.7 g
    Cholesterol 211.9 mg
    Sodium 1609.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 5.5 g
    Protein 69.5 g

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