Chicken marengo is a traditional recipe which seems to have morphed over the years. Originally it would appear that it contained crayfish and was served with a fried egg. I've noticed that some recipes use prawns and/or omit the fried egg. Some also contain mushrooms and some have added olives with no egg, or crayfish or prawns or any such thing
I quite like the idea of mushrooms and olives, so that is what my recipe is based around.
This is a recipe for 2 people
2 chicken pieces (drumsticks used for this recipe). If you're big meat eaters, you might want to use 4 pieces
1 400g tin of tomatoes
1 stock cube
300g of button mushrooms
50 - 100g (about 20 - 40) olives from a jar
pasta to serve - also nice with mashed potato
Wipe a no-stick pan whit olive oil and put it on the heat
Tip the tinned tomatoes into a bowl with the stock cube. Use a stick blender to blend it until smooth
Add the chicken pieces to the hot pan and cook on both sides to brown them a little
Add the tomato mix and button mushrooms and simmer until teh chicken is coming away from the bone
Add the drained olives and heat through for a couple of minutes
Serve with whatever you're serving it with
I used maize pasta which has a pretty pale yellow colour
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