Chicken Madeira (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)

I made this tonight after having it for the first time at the Cheesecake Factory the other night. Great copycat recipe!

Ingredients
For the Chicken:
  • 4 skinless chicken breast fillets 
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • 5 TB olive oil, divided 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 
For the Sauce: 
  • 2 TB olive oil 8 oz fresh white mushrooms, sliced 
  • 3 cups madeira wine (almost a full bottle) 
  • 4 cloves minced garlic 
  • 2 cups beef broth 
  • 2 TB cornstarch dissolved in 
  • 2 TB of the beef broth 
  • 1 TB salted butter 
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
Directions
  1. Flatten chicken breasts to an even ¼-inch thickness throughout. Lightly sprinkle both sides of each chicken breast with kosher salt and black pepper. In a large skillet, heat 3 TB olive oil over medium heat until hot. Place chicken breasts in skillet, without overcrowding (if needed, cook them in two separate batches.) Cook 3-4 minutes per side, until nicely browned on both sides and no longer pink in center. Transfer cooked chicken to a baking pan and cover to keep warm. 
  2. In the same skillet (don't wash out the skillet) add 2 TB olive oil over medium heat until oil is hot. Add mushrooms and stir 1-2 min. Add the remaining sauce ingredients. Stir and bring sauce to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer 20 minutes or until sauce is reduced by one-fourth of its original volume. Finished sauce will be dark brown and thickened. Transfer sauce to a container and keep warm. 
  3. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly on top of chicken breasts on baking pan. Broil 3-4 minutes or until cheese is golden and melted. 
  4. Serve chicken immediately, generously drizzled with Madeira sauce. Extra sauce is delicious over mashed potatoes, angel hair pasta, or fluffy rice. 
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