Chicken Marengo/Chasseur

Recipes for Chicken Marengo and Chicken Chasseur seem to me pretty similar (see comparison table below), so I've merged various recipes into one general one, which I execute with some flexibility (often omitting mushrooms, for instance).

Composite recipe

1. Sear chicken

  • 1 kg chicken pieces (not necessarily one chicken cut up, might be all thighs or legs)
  • \frac{1}{4} C (==60ml) olive oil
  • 1-2 onions or shallots (to taste)
  • 1-2 gloves of garlic, minced

Sauté chicken in olive oil to seize and brown on all sides; add onions and garlic, cook until soft but not brown. Pour off excess oil and reserve (2 Tb), especially if the chicken was fatty.

2. Add seasoning

  • bay leaf
  • thyme, marjoram, etc. or herbes de Provence
  • 2 Tb flour

Add seasoning, sprinkle with flour, sauté lightly tossing to mix about a minute.

3. Set to simmer

  • 1 C (250ml) tomato sauce, bouillon, or some of each

Add bouillon, tomato. Simmer about 45 minutes, until tender. I often partially cover so it doesn't cook dry.

I may add some sliced (thin enough to cook at a simmer in 45 minutes) carrots, green olives, or both, especially if I've used mainly or only tomato paste and water for lack of bouillon (and to avoid adding a salty “bouillon cube”).

4. Finishing

  • 100-200g mushrooms
  • 1 dl (7 Tb) white wine

Cook minced mushrooms in reserved oil and wine. Add to rest, simmer 5 minutes & serve!

Recipes Studied

Book Cuisine pour tous BH&G Tante Marie Joy
Recipe Chasseur Marengo Cacciatore1) Marengo Hunter's
Chicken 1 1,2 kg 1-1,5 kg 1 kg 1,8 kg
Bouillon 1 dl 2 dl -0- -0- 2 dl
Flour 50 g 40 g -0- -0- 2-3 Tb
White wine 2 dl 2 dl 1 dl 1 dl 1 dl
Tomatoes 125 g 50 g 450 g 4 pces. 60 g paste
Shallots 40 g 30 g 3 2
Onions 2
Garlic cloves 2 1
Cognac 1 dl
Mushrooms 200 g 125 g ½ - 1 C
Oil 50 g 2 cl 2) 60 g 60 g 60 g
Butter 30 g 3)
Herbs tarragon parsley oregano bouquet bay leaf
cerfeuil? bay leaf garni thyme
1) chasseur in Italian
2) 4 tsp
3) 2 Tb
recipes/chicken_marengo.txt · Dernière modification: 2013/04/28 13:46 par suitable
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