Chicken Marengo

Chicken Marengo

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 55 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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
    Mushroom

    Mushroom

    mush-room

    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)
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    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

    Pasta

    pah-stah

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

Method

  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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Elainepilk
19th Oct, 2014
5.05
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.
scarlet99
7th Oct, 2014
5.05
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.
andy_wadeson
10th Feb, 2014
The classic recipe for chicken marengo should include a fried egg.
gosiaga
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!
tarzanelli
28th Dec, 2013
We had this last night. Simple yet delicious. Will definitely repeat.
joferg
20th Oct, 2013
Really tasty. I used chicken breasts but didn't change anything else. Very good with pasta.
Lomu23
29th Sep, 2013
5.05
Made this dish last night,tasted really nice.Not a scrap left on the plate,will make a gain.
jamessearle
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.
HarryLUFC1998
20th Feb, 2014
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Terri2Louise
5th Jan, 2016
5.05
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.