If you have ever been to Cheesecake Factory, you know that their menu is HUGE! I can never decide on what to get because everything looks so good. When I am completely indecisive my fall-back menu item of choice is the Chicken Madeira. When I had this recipe for the first time my thought was “I can duplicate this”! So a few days later I went home and tried. When I opened my cupboard I didn’t have any Madeira cooking wine on hand and I didn’t feel like going to the store to get some.. so I improvised. The second time I made this recipe I did it with the Madeira wine and to be honest… I liked it better with my balsamic/beef broth creation better! Of course you can do it the “right” and do it with wine instead of beef broth. It is completely up to you.
When I posted this recipe before (back in 2008) I actually named this dish “Balsamic Asparagus Chicken” but I decided to re-name it “Chicken Madeira” because that was the taste I was going for and what I was trying to duplicate (even though technically it doesn’t have any Madeira in it). You are going to love this recipe. It is so fancy looking, but actually REALLY easy to make! It is definitely a guest impresser (if that is even a word…).