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Chicken Marengo

This dish is pure comfort food. It is so delicious and very easy to make!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Poultry
Keyword chicken marengo, chicken with wine
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes
Servings 11 pieces
Calories 260kcal



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 chicken legs
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 onion large, chopped
  • 1 red bell peppers large, chopped
  • 10 ounces portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • 56 ounces diced tomatoes 2 cans
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons tarragon dried
  • 1 teaspoon parsley dried


  • Heat a large dutch oven or stock pot on medium heat and add olive oil
  • 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 8 minutes. Remove from pan and put on a plate, set aside
  • Add onion, bell pepper and sauté for 6 minutes
  • Add mushrooms and garlic and sauté for another 4 minutes
  • Add wine and cook for 2 minutes
  • Add diced tomatoes, all the chicken, salt, tarragon and parsley
  • Let it come to almost a boil and then lower heat to a simmer and cook for 50 minutes
  • Plate with some pasta and a salad
  • Eat
  • Enjoy


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 ½ cups of the gravy.
Helpful tips:
  • Use a heavy large dutch oven as I feel it cooks more even than a metal stock pot
  • Try to buy organic chicken as it's tastier and antibiotic and hormone free
  • While you are sautéing the chicken, gather the rest of the ingredients
  • Use a dry white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc, not a sweet one like Cabernet
  • Dredge chicken pieces in just flour
  • Brown chicken in two phases. Start with legs as they take longer (8 minutes), then the boneless thighs (5 minutes)
  • Chop the vegetables while you are browning the chicken to save time


Serving: 2pieces | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 648mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 587IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg