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Marengo Chicken

127 Reviews
95% would make this recipe again

Chicken cooked in a tomato mushroom sauce.

Legend has it that this dish was served to Napoleon the night before his victory in the Battle of Marengo (not far from Milan, Italy, on June 14, 1800). Apparently, the Emperor rather liked it…

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 45 min
320 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

4 chicken legs, with back, skinless 1.2 kg
1/4 cup white flour (all purpose) 30 g
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 shallots, finely chopped 60 g
14 button (white) mushrooms, sliced 200 g
2 tbsp butter, unsalted 28 g
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
2 bay leaf 0.4 g
1 sprig fresh thyme 0.4 g
1/2 cup white wine 125 mL
1/2 cup chicken broth 125 mL
1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste 23 mL
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Put the serving dish in the oven at the lowest setting to keep the chicken warm.

Method

  1. Coat the chicken with flour. Prepare the vegetables: Finely chop the garlic and shallot; slice the mushrooms.
  2. Heat the butter in a pan, over medium heat and sauté the pieces thoroughly on each side until golden, about 6-7 min. Set them aside on the warmed serving plate in the oven.
  3. Add the oil to the pan and heat. Add the garlic and shallot, bay leaf, and thyme. Cook 2-3 min. Pour in the white wine then scrape the bottom of the pan thoroughly as the wine comes to a boil.
  4. Add the chicken back in. Add the warm broth and the tomato paste, cover, and simmer. Turn the chicken pieces 2 or 3 times during the cooking. Add the mushrooms to the pan after the chicken has cooked 30-35 min. Cook an additional 10-15 min. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (230g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

320

Fat

15 g

23 %

Saturated 5.2 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

27 %

Cholesterol

100 mg

Sodium

210 mg

9 %

Carbohydrate

12 g

4 %

Fibre

1 g

5 %

Sugars

2 g

Protein

32 g

Vitamin A

24 %

Vitamin C

5 %

Calcium

3 %

Iron

19 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ¾ serving
Grain Products : ½ serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ½ servings

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin E
Good source of  :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12
Excellent source of  :
Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches ½
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 3 ½
Fats 1 ½

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Members' Reviews

127 Reviews (121 with rating only ) 95% would make this recipe again
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lise.rajotte@hotmail.com
may 11, 2015 | I would make this recipe again

Used boneless chicken thighs and adjusted time,not enough sauce,need to do double recipe

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kostimograf
april 17, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Really easy and tasty recipe.

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GiftedDesigns
march 01, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

It was good, but I'll have to try it again as I burned the sauce by not checking if it was boiling or not...*lol*

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MuzArt
january 20, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

We used boneless chicken breasts for this recipe and found it quite good. It takes a little more time than popping the chicken on the BBQ... but it tastes great.

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Ninja78
december 13, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

I used boneless, skinless chicken and adjusted the cooking time accordingly... a lot of preparation but very much worth the effort!

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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetables | Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | High Iron | Braise/Stew | Italian

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Katharsis
april 05, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

We found this very tasty and will definitely make again. I used drumsticks and a couple breasts because the store didn't have any leg/backs available. Worked just fine. 2 year old loved it too.

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lise.rajotte@hotmail.com
may 11, 2015 | I would make this recipe again

Used boneless chicken thighs and adjusted time,not enough sauce,need to do double recipe

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kostimograf
april 17, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Really easy and tasty recipe.

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