Chicken Marengo

Napolean has his name associated with the origins of this one. This one is truly yummy.



  1. Saute the onions in oil till translucent.
  2. Add pieces of chicken, saute till brown on all sides.
  3. Pour brandy over the chicken and light it with a match (careful!).
  4. Add the tomatoes, the chicken stock and wine.
  5. Add the parsley (sprigs), thyme, salt, pepper, bay leaf, and garlic.
  6. Simmer covered for 1 hour (important!).
  7. Melt butter in a saucepan and saute the mushrooms until tender. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
  8. Remove the chicken pieces from pot and arrange them in a dish.
  9. Strain the sauce (or pick out the sprigs and leaf).
  10. Add mushrooms to it.
  11. Pour over the chicken.
  12. Garnish with parsely and bread crumbs. Serve with pasta or rice.

Comments, suggestions or queries:dkumar at cs dot brynmawr dot edu