Chicken Marengo

Chicken Marengo

Comfort food that is good year round.


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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Extra Time: 10 mins
(for pre-cooking noodles)

Yield: 6 x 2 cup servings

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe High-Fiber Recipe High-Calcium Recipe Dairy-Free Recipe

Ingredients Convert to Metric

  • 1 vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 cup frozen, chopped onions
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (15 oz) light red kidney beans, or 1½ cups cooked dry-packaged light red kidney beans, double rinsed, drained
  • 1 can (14½ oz) diced no salt added tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 1/4 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp no salt added tomato paste
  • 1 can (4 oz) mushrooms, drained
  • 2 stripes orange rind (3 x 1-inch)
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon leaves
  • 1 dash of salt (optional) *
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 4 cup cooked noodles, warm


Spray large saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Sauté onion and garlic 5 minutes; stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add chicken and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.

Add beans, tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, mushrooms, orange rind, thyme, and tarragon; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until onions are tender and chicken is cooked, 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve over noodles. Makes 6 entrée servings or 12 1-cup servings.


* If more flavor is desired, can add kalamata olives, or salt and pepper to taste.

Can replace noodles with an equal amount of cooked brown rice. And/or replace kidney beans with any canned or dry-packaged variety, if desired.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.


* Prior to use, double rinse beans, to remove excess salt.

Thanks to American Dry Bean Board, adapted by CalorieKing