Chicken Marengo Recipe

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.

Suggested ingredients for this version of Chicken Marengo

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

How to make it

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




Have A Great Story About This Topic?

Do you have a great story about this? Share it! Let us know about your experiences and your thoughts on the subject of this page

Please remember that the author of this website is not a professional.  All statements are opinions and not to be taken as advice.

more ways to cook chicken marengo

"Don't believe everything you read on the internet"  Abraham Lincoln

Much of the information on this website is either "googled" or out of the author's head and therefore not to be taken as advice.

It's all about food and food for thought, so trust your gut instinct and get some professional advice on diet if you think you need it

Note also that some links may lead to websites where I may gain a few measly pennies, at no extra cost to yourself, if you respond to them.  This helps me to recoup some of the cost of running this website. 

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Don't worry.  Im busy and scatty.  You're not going to be inundated with emails.  You might get a few in a row.  You might not hear for months.  And you can always unsubscribe  :)

Recent Articles

  1. Vegetarian Recipes

    Feb 02, 23 10:43 AM

    vegetarian recipes

    Read More

  2. Vegan Recipes

    Feb 02, 23 10:41 AM

    real food- vegan recipes

    Read More

  3. Healthy Recipes For Kids

    Feb 02, 23 10:32 AM

    egg with salad
    Healthy recipes for kids

    Read More

Got a hobby? Turn it from idea to income