Taste this Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci and you’ll honestly believe you’re at the restaurant. This chicken-based pasta dish isn’t difficult to make. It’s a simple Instant Pot pasta dinner which tastes amazing. So try making Cheesecake Factory pasta at home and you will love how it tastes. If you haven’t tried chicken da vinci before, now is the time! You won’t be disappointed.
Rigatoni pasta is the most authentic when making homemade pasta da vinci but you can use another shape if you want. Chicken stock and Madeira wine also go into the mix.
The chicken is seasoned with Italian seasoning and pepper and then you have garlic, onions, shallot, and mushrooms in there too – to add some nutrients!
The rich sauce for Instant Pot pasta da vinci combines cream with Madeira wine, garlic, broth, Italian seasoning, and a few other things.
How to Make Chicken da Vinci
So now you are probably wondering how to rustle up your own version of Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci. The first step in making chicken da vinci is to sauté the chicken in your Instant Pot. Now you can add the veggies and cook them until done.
Set the chicken and veggie mixture aside and move on to the next Instant Pot pasta dinner step, which is deglazing the pan with chicken broth. Add the Madeira wine and pasta and cook.
The last step in this Cheesecake Factory pasta at home dish is to sauté the garlic with butter and flour then combine everything together and serve hot and garnished with parsley.
I love most pasta dishes (being Italian, that’s no surprise!) but this one is extra good. The creamy, rich Madeira wine sauce pairs beautifully with the juicy chicken and perfect al dente pasta to bring you a dish you’ll love.
The addition of Madeira wine makes the chicken da vinci extra special. It would be amazing for a special occasion and you might want to go all out and include a simple green salad and perhaps some crunchy garlic bread on the side too. Else you will find homemade pasta da vinci perfectly satisfying served by itself.
How to Store Instant Pot Pasta da Vinci
Leftovers will be fine for several days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can warm Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci back up in the microwave.
A handy tip when reheating a meal is to arrange the food in a donut shape so it cooks more evenly in the microwave and doesn’t come out with a cold center. You can then give it a stir before serving.
What Kind of Madeira Wine is Best for Chicken da Vinci?
I would recommend using the deep red version. Madeira wine varies in colour and flavour but the red type is the most intense and works best for Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci. I find the clear or pinkish types nice to sip but lacking in flavour for Instant Pot pasta da vinci.
You need something more robust to balance out the other strong flavours in the recipe. Dry sherry offers a similar flavour so feel free to sub that if you prefer. Else just use any medium-dry fortified wine in the dish.
Can You Make this Instant Pot Pasta Dinner without Alcohol?
Some alcohol will burn off during the cooking process but not all. If you prefer not to use alcohol in this homemade pasta da vinci, that is fine. You can use chicken stock instead with a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Another idea is use half chicken stock and half apple juice. Expect the Cheesecake Factory pasta at home to taste a little different but it should still be very tasty so experiment with these ingredients if you want. And let me know how it comes out!
You will Love this Cheesecake Factory Copycat
The fact you can make Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci at home in less time than it would take to drive to The Cheesecake Factory, order it and bring it home makes it very attractive!
I love making pasta dishes and was excited to try Cheesecake Factory pasta at home. And I’m happy with how it came out.
If you want to finish the meal with another dish reminiscent of the Cheesecake Factory, you can’t go wrong with blueberry cheesecake ice cream which can also be made from scratch in under an hour.
Instant Pot Pasta Da Vinci Recipe
Instant Pot Pasta Da Vinci – Cheesecake Factory Copycat
- 1 Pound rigatoni pasta
- 2 Cups chicken stock
- 1/2 Cup Madeira wine
- 1 Pinch salt
- 1 Pinch pepper
- 1 Pound chicken cubed
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 4 Tablespoons butter unsalted
- 4 Cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 shallot minced
- 1 red onion diced
- 1 Cup mushrooms baby Bella, sliced
- 4 Tablespoon butter unsalted
- 2 Tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1 Cup Madeira wine
- 1/3 Cup heavy cream
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 Cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 Cup chicken broth
- 1 Teaspoon pepper
- 1/3 Cup parmesan grated
- 1 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Set Instant Pot to sauté mode.
- Add cubed chicken, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a bowl and toss to coat. Add to the instant pot and sauté for 6 minutes to cook.
- Next, add veggies ingredients to the instant pot and sauté for 4 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
- Turn off the instant pot and remove the contents and set aside in a large mixing bowl.
- Pour chicken broth into the instant pot and deglaze the bottom of the pan. Then, pour in the Madeira wine and noodles. Seal and set to manual high pressure. Cook for 3 minutes, then wait 5 minutes and quick release remaining steam. Add noodles to the bowl with the chicken.
- Add olive oil to the instant pot and set to sauté. Next, add the minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add butter and melt, then whisk in the flour.
- Pour in the remaining sauce ingredients and whisk. Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Turn off the instant pot.
- Add the noodles, chicken, and veggies back to the instant pot and stir until coated.
- Garnish with curly parsley.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
This Instant Pot pasta da vinci is yet another great reason to invest in your very own Instant Pot. These fantastic gadgets just make meal prep so quick and easy!