Chicken Marengo

Chicken Marengo adds flavor to sometimes boring boneless skinless chicken breasts.
Chicken Marengo is a tasty way to jazz up the usual chicken breasts.

One of the effects of having a food blog is I have become a bit more adventurous when it comes to trying new foods.  I’ve tried Indian inspired recipes, have gone beyond my basic chicken stir fry or my favorite of Mongolian Chicken.

This recipe is adapted from Melissa d’Arabian and is French in origin. Chicken cutlets are sautéed and topped with a tomatoey mixture of bell pepper, onions, and mushrooms. I adore the topping and have been known to add a bit more onion and peppers than the recipe calls for in order to have a smidgen extra to add to baked potatoes.

Chicken Marengo

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Micha @ Cookin' Mimi


  • 3 large chicken breasts ,butterflied into cutlets
  • To taste kosher salt
  • To taste fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion , sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms , sliced
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper , sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste


  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge cutlets in flour.
  2. In a large skillet heat the oil over medium high heat. Cook the chicken for 3 minutes per side or until nicely browned. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the mushrooms, onion, and bell pepper to the skillet. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook for approximately 5 minutes or until softened but not limp.
  5. Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Add in 1/2 cup of the chicken broth to deglaze the pan. Let the liquid reduce for 2 to three minutes.
  7. Add the remaining broth to the skillet and bring to a bubble.
  8. Place the chicken cutlets along with any juices into the skillet and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is heated through.
  9. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Melissa d’Arabian


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  1. This looks really delicious! 🙂 I love new chicken dishes so I’ve pinned it to my I Feel Like Chicken Tonight board! 🙂 Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here’s the link:

  2. I am always looking for new chicken dishes..this looks yummy! Thank you for linking up to Share Your Stuff Tuesdays! Can’t wait to see what you have cookin’ next week 🙂

  3. I just made this recipe for the Secret Recipe Club and it was outstanding! Thank you Micha for a fantastic recipe!!


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