My favourite examples of this pairing

Chicken Marengo

The Chicken Marengo was created for Napoleon on the battlefield just after winning the battle of Marengo. The battle was famous for testing France’s supply lines to the front and ingredients were scarce. Despite this, the cooks managed to assemble chicken, tomatoes, garlic, and brandy and created what would turn out to be a classic French dish.

The dish has changed somewhat; the garlic is now replaced by onions and the cognac switched for white wine. The method though is roughly the same; chicken thighs and onions are browned in a pan, reduced with white wine, and gently simmered with tomatoes. You can watch the traditional version made here at the French Cooking Academy and a more modern version here.

Turn Chicken and Tomato into a 3 flavor combo

Add a mutual match

If you want to create a great tasting 3 flavor combination you need to find another flavor that matches both Chicken and Tomato. After spending hours analyzing classic recipes and conducting my own personal flavor tastings I’ve found the following are solid matches for both.