Chicken Marengo! This dish is named after Napoleon’s battle with the Austrian army at Marengo south of Alessandria, Italy if you were interested in the history of this dish. This dish is custom adding in lobster tail over the original recipes crayfish with also the addition of green olives and a spicy tomato sauce. Sides include a fried egg, a toasted yellow squash, and a cup of white or jasmine rice.

Check out the basic recipe below!


Chicken Marengo plated with napkin knife and fork on a granite countertop. Rice, squash, and lobster with sprigs of Thyme as garnish. Minneapolis Food Photographer, commercial photography, product photography, Minnesota


Spicy Chicken Marengo Recipe list as follows:

  • 4 (4 ounces) chicken breast filets (boneless and skinless)
  • 2 Lobster tails
  • 2 tbsp. virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. salted butter
  • 1 medium onion (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 Cans of a spiced tomato sauce
  • cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup olives
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste


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