Pasta With Chicken And Mushrooms In Madeira Wine Sauce

Pasta With Chicken And Mushrooms In Madeira Wine Sauce

Are you tired of the same pasta recipe which is leaving you unsatisfied and boring. This is a modified version of my mothers’ recipe in her restaurant.

Do you want to eat something new which makes your taste buds dance with delight? You need not search for any further for a modified recipe with pasta than this pasta with chicken and mushrooms in Madeira wine sauce recipe. 

Tender and juicy chicken breast, and mushrooms cooked in a sauce made with Madeira wine, garlic, and cream. If you are hosting a dinner party or simply looking to serve a new type of recipe with pasta to your loved ones.

Recipe NamePasta with Chicken and Mushrooms in Madeira Wine Sauce
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Additional Time0 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings2 servings


  • 1Pound of chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pound of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup of Madeira wine
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound t of pasta
  • Fresh parsley, chopped


It is important to prepare all the ingredients before starting cooking. Cut the chicken in to bite size pieces, slice mushrooms, chop onions and garlic. Once all the ingredients are chopped, then cook pats on medium flame according to the instructions given n the package.

Take a small size bowl, mix madeira wine and chicken broth to create a rich and creamy sauce for pasta recipe. Chop some fresh parsley and keep it aside. This will add color and freshness to the recipe in the final presentation.

Cooking instructions for Pasta With Chicken And Mushrooms In Madeira Wine Sauce

Cooking chicken 

Take a large pan and heat it on medium heat with one tablespoon of olive oil.

Once the oil is heated up, then add chicken pieces into the pan and season with salt and pepper.

Cook on medium heat for 5–7 minutes until it becomes golden brownish color and crispy on top. 

Remove chicken from pan and keep it aside.

Sautéing mushrooms 

In the same pan, add 1 pound of sliced mushroom pieces and cook for 5 minutes or until it reduces its moisture and start becoming brown color.

After mushrooms releases its moisture then add chopped onion, and garlic in the pan and cook for 3–4 minutes. 

Now add Madeira wine and chicken broth in a separate pan and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook it until it comes to half.

Add cooked chicken and sautéed mushrooms into the saucepan.

Add cooked pasta to the pan and toss until it’s well combined.

Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with lemon slides.

How to make Madeira wine sauce


  • 1/2 cup of Madeira wine
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • heavy cream 
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pour half cup madeira wine and half cup chicken broth in a pan, cook them on medium heat.
  2. Scrape the bottom of the pan to release any browned bits in the bottom.
  3. Bring the mixture to simmer and cook it about 4–5 minutes, or until it is reduced to half.
  4. Add heavy cream to the sauce mixture and stir them to combine.
  5. Again, simmer the sauce for 2–3 minutes, so it gets slightly thickened.
  6. Season sauce with pepper and salt to taste.

Serving suggestions

  1. This Pasta With Chicken And Mushrooms In Madeira Wine Sauce will pair with a salad and a glass of wine.
  1. You can serve this dish with any kind of crusty bread to soak in sauce and enjoy the in depth flavors.

Tips and tricks to help you make the perfect pasta with chicken and mushrooms in Madeira wine sauce:

  1. Always use boneless and skinless chicken breast for easy and fast cooking.
  2. Cut chicken pieces evenly and make sure to coat every piece with sauce.
  3. Mushrooms should be sliced evenly to cook event and absorb more sauce.
  4. Use only dry madeira wine.
  5. Use heavy cream instead of light cream or milk to create rich creaminess in the pasta dish.
  6. Reserve some pasta water to add into the sauce if it becomes thicker.
  7. Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to three days. 


Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in madeira wine sauce is a simple and delicious dish made within 30 minutes. With the right amount of ingredients and cooking you will serve a creamy and rich flavorful modified pasta dish to your loved ones.

Don’t wait to try this recipe !! 


What do you use Madeira wine for?

Madeira wine is a fortified wine produced on the Portuguese island of Madeira. This is versatile in nature which can be used in cooking and also enjoyed as a drink.

Is Madeira wine good for cooking?

Madeira wine is mostly used in the sauce recipes such as beef, chicken, and pork. Because of its nutty flavor, it will enhance the taste of the soups and sauces.

Is Madeira sauce alcoholic?

This wine is alcoholic, with an alcoholic percentage of 18% to 20%.
The sauce prepared by madeira wine will have low alcoholic content due to its cooking process.

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