Chicken Marengo, Caliente Style!


So tonight my husband requested for me to make a dish that was spicy… with a bit of heat. He originally requested a soup… but I just couldn’t bring myself to sit over a pot of soup… not when it’s 94 degrees outside. Not gonna do it.

I made this to my husbands preference for spiciness. Therefore, I did not eat it. 🙂 Too spicy for me. I had leftovers. I will do anything for my husband though, and if he wants to have a very spicy dish one night, I will GLADLY eat a bit of leftovers!!! So my husband and father in law got a good spicy tomato dish for dinner! They really liked it too! Said it had a good heat, and great flavor. So, this is a winning dish! YAY!!

If you do NOT want a spicy turnout, check out the original recipe that I adapted mine from here: Chicken Marengo


  1. 5 boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins
  2. 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  5. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper powder
  6. 2 Tbsp olive oil
  7. 1/2 large yellow onion, sliced or chopped
  8. 2 TB butter
  9. 1/2 tsp Emeril’s Bayou Blast Essence seasoning
  10. 15 grape tomatoes
  11. 1 can (14.5oz) fire roasted tomatoes with green chilis (Like Rotel)
  12. 1 tsp. minced garlic
  13. 1/2 c sliced black olives
  14. 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  15. 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  16. 1/2 c white wine
  17. 1 c chicken broth
  18. 2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
  19. juice and zest from 1/2 of a lime





  1. Mix flour, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper in a shallow dish.
  2. Cut chicken in 2″ pieces.
  3. Heat up the oil in pan.
  4. Toss the chicken in flour and salt and pepper and cayenne powder.
  5. Place in batches in the pan and brown on all sides.
  6. Remove to a plate. Cover with aluminum foil.
  7. Add the butter to the pan if needed.
  8. Add onion, garlic and Emeril’s Bayou seasoning to the pan.
  9. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until softens.
  10. Add wine and deglaze the pan.
  11. Add can of tomatoes with chilis, broth, oregano and olives and the red pepper flakes.
  12. Bring to a boil.
  13. Add the chicken back and cook for 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  14. Add the lime zest and lime juice just before serving.
  15. Serve with white rice or mashed potatoes. I had a little bit of both, so I served with a little bit of both!

I also added a bit of Rye Bread to the side with some butter to eat along with the meanl Delish!



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