Chicken Marengo - Saucy, a little spicy, and a whole lot delicious French-inspired chicken dish topped with tomatoes and mushrooms!

Chicken Marengo

This Chicken Marengo recipe is saucy, a little spicy, and a whole lot of delicious! A French-inspired chicken breast dinner topped with tomatoes and mushrooms!

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Course Dinner
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Calories 254 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • 16 ounces boneless , skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper , or to taste
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 large yellow onion , diced
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup low sodium fat free chicken broth
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 package (8-ounces) sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon all purpose flour
  • 1/4- cup basil leaves , cut into thin ribbons
  • 1/4- cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a nonstick heavy bottomed skillet.
  2. Season chicken breasts with cayenne pepper, salt and fresh ground pepper on all sides.
  3. Add to hot oil and cook until edges are opaque, about 10 minutes.
  4. Flip to the other side, cover the pan, lower the heat and cook for another 10 minutes, or until done.
  5. In the meantime, prepare tomato sauce.
  6. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high eat in a nonstick heavy bottomed pot or large skillet.
  7. Add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  8. Stir in garlic and continue to cook for a minute, or until fragrant.
  9. Add tomatoes and chicken broth; season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  10. Lower to a simmer and cover; continue to cook for 15 minutes.
  11. Remove lid and add the sliced mushrooms.
  12. Add the flour and stir until completely combined.
  13. Cover with lid and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  14. Remove lid; stir in basil and parsley.
  15. Remove from heat.
  16. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  17. Transfer prepared chicken breasts to a serving plate.
  18. Top chicken with prepared sauce.
  19. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Marengo
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 115
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.8g20%
Saturated Fat 1.9g10%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 286.1mg12%
Carbohydrates 9.8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 26.3g53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.