Napoleon's Chicken Marengo
65 mins (prep 20, cooking 45)
16 ingredients
4 servings
Chicken Marengo has been subjected to its authenticity over the years and my personal determination is it’s a concept not a true recipe. It is said Chef Dunand prepared this dish for Napoleon by quickly soliciting ingredients from local farmers after the June 1800 Win against the Austrians in Marengo, Italy (which is said to become his "lucky" dish). In fact, that same evening N seized Gen. Kellerman’s dinner (not this dish), which had been donated by a local monastery. CD didn’t go to work for Napoleon until 1801 and was in Russia in June, 1800. N enjoyed chicken ala provencale often for breakfast, which could be the starter base to the CM recipe, C D recorded recipe in 1809. The use of mushrooms, truffles, garlic, black olives, white wine, seasonings, etc. have been other chef’s interpretation or personal preferences. Crawfish and French fried eggs were indeed part of the original recipe, but one or both have been left out or substituted throughout the years. I’ve written a recipe as close to the original, while making it 21st Century user friendly.

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Serving Size (98.95 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 384.18 Calories from Fat 290.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32.25g 198.47%
Saturated Fat 4.78g 95.57%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 29.72mg 39.63%
Sodium 712.73mg 118.79%
Total Carbohydrate 13.21g 17.62%
Dietary Fiber 2.69 g 42.97%
Sugars 0.35 g %
Protein 12.99g 103.9%
Vitamin A 89.44IU% Vitamin C 4.86mg%
Calcium 55.07mg% Iron 2.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium onion, canned tomato, sliced mushrooms, medium shrimp, thick