Chicken with Tomatoes and Portobello Mushrooms

Serves 6

These tender chicken breasts are topped with a hearty tomato and mushroom based sauce and a heaping side of history. Said to be the meal that Napoleon ate after defeating the Austrians in 1800, this recipe, also known as Chicken Marengo, is named after the Italian town of Marengo where the skirmish took place.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large portobello mushroom (about 1/2 pound), diced
  • 1 lemon, Juice of
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, torn
  • 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
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Method: 

Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Whisk together flour, salt and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl then coat chicken with flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Transfer chicken to pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned; transfer to a large plate and return pot to the heat. Reduce heat to medium, add onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add tomatoes, broth and browned chicken and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat, add mushrooms and cook until tender and golden. Sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside.

Add cooked mushrooms, basil and parsley to pot with chicken mixture and continue simmering just until heated through. Spoon into bowls and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:290 calories (100 from fat), 12g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 75mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 27g protein
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