A bowlful of comforting luscious chicken marengo

Chicken Marengo

This dish is pure comfort food. It is so delicious and very easy to make!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Poultry
Keyword chicken cacciatore, chicken marengo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 294 kcal
Author Elaine Benoit


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 chicken legs
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 onion large, chopped
  • 1 red bell peppers large, chopped
  • 10 ounces portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 56 ounces diced tomatoes 2 cans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons tarragon dried
  • 1 teaspoon parsley dried


  1. Heat a large dutch oven or stock pot on medium heat and add olive oil

  2. While Dutch oven and oil is heating up, put flour in shallow dish, dredge chicken in flour and place in pan. Brown legs first for 8 minutes, then remove legs and add floured boneless thighs and brown for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and put on a plate, set aside

  3. Add onion, bell pepper and sauté for 5 minutes

  4. Add mushrooms and garlic and sauté for another 5 minutes
  5. Add wine and cook for 2 minutes
  6. Add diced tomatoes, all the chicken, salt, tarragon and parsley
  7. Let it come to almost a boil and then lower heat to a simmer and cook for 40 minutes

  8. Plate with some pasta and a salad
  9. Eat
  10. Enjoy

Recipe Notes

This makes a big pot of Marengo - calorie count is just for the Marengo, not what you serve with it, so for a thigh and 1 1/2 cups of the gravy.


Nutrition Facts
Chicken Marengo
Amount Per Serving (2 pieces)
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 588mg26%
Potassium 661mg19%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Vitamin C 26.2mg32%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.