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Chicken Marengo

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WW Freestyle: 3
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
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!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: French
Calories: 254
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


  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a nonstick heavy bottomed skillet.
  • Season chicken breasts with cayenne pepper, salt and fresh ground pepper on all sides.
  • Add to hot oil and cook until edges are opaque, about 10 minutes.
  • Flip to the other side, cover the pan, lower the heat and cook for another 10 minutes, or until done.
  • In the meantime, prepare tomato sauce.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high eat in a nonstick heavy bottomed pot or large skillet.
  • Add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and continue to cook for a minute, or until fragrant.
  • Add tomatoes and chicken broth; season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Lower to a simmer and cover; continue to cook for 15 minutes.
  • Remove lid and add the sliced mushrooms.
  • Add the flour and stir until completely combined.
  • Cover with lid and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove lid; stir in basil and parsley.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Transfer prepared chicken breasts to a serving plate.
  • Top chicken with prepared sauce.
  • 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.
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