Chicken Marengo

Chicken Marengo

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 55 mins


Serves 4
Try a chicken casserole with a difference and whip up this version with mushrooms, olives, tomato and parsley

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal326
  • fat18g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein33g
  • salt1.4g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 300g pack cup mushroom, halved



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 4 chicken legs, skin removed
  • 500g jar garlic & herb passata
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 100g pitted black kalamata olive
  • chopped parsley, to serve (optional)



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • pasta and a salad, or mash and green veg, to serve (optional)



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…


  1. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole dish and stir-fry the mushrooms until they start to soften. Add the chicken legs and cook briefly on each side to colour them a little.

  2. Pour in the passata, crumble in the stock cube and stir in the olives. Season with black pepper – you shouldn’t need salt. Cover and simmer for 40 mins until the chicken is tender. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with pasta and a salad, or mash and green veg, if you like.

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19th Oct, 2014
Delicious! I used chicken thighs, only had plain passata so threw in chopped garlic and oregano. Served it with green beans from the garden and olive oil infused mash. Can't wait to have it again. If it's good enough for Napoleon, it's good enough for me.
7th Oct, 2014
This is lovely; very tasty, simple and low carb (if that is something you are after). It's a go-to recipe now for us.
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10th Feb, 2014
The classic recipe for chicken marengo should include a fried egg.
17th Jan, 2014
Delicious and so easy to make. Since I'm a student, I did not have a flameproof casserole dish! but I used normal pot and it worked very well!
28th Dec, 2013
We had this last night. Simple yet delicious. Will definitely repeat.
20th Oct, 2013
Really tasty. I used chicken breasts but didn't change anything else. Very good with pasta.
29th Sep, 2013
Made this dish last night,tasted really nice.Not a scrap left on the plate,will make a gain.
9th Jul, 2013
Had this last night with mash and some brocolli and it proved to be delicious! A lovely change from a standard casserole and dead easy.
20th Feb, 2014
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5th Jan, 2016
If you don't like olives try swapping them for some chilies they are a great addition to this dish. I also served this with mash potatoes - but instead of using butter and milk or cream try using two tablespoons of olive oil and three crushed garlic cloves.