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Chicken Francese

Chicken Francese

I had a couple of fresh lemons on the counter and two chicken breasts in the refrigerator so I went online in search of a recipe. I found several recipes for Chicken Francese that sounded wonderful, so I tried making a version myself. This recipe was quite simple to make and was a huge hit with my entire family. The lemony chicken was so delicious, and the sauce was not only fantastic on top of the chicken, but also just as good on the Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Spinach, Basil, and Parmesan and the Garlicky Asparagus with a Splash of Lemon, I served it with. The dinner was appreciated by all and disappeared quickly. I love it when that happens!

Chicken Francese

How to Make Chicken Francese

In a bowl, season the flour with garlic powder, and some sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste; mix until well combined. Whisk eggs until well combined,  in a separate bowl.

Cut the thin portion of the bottom couple inches of the chicken breast off. Cut each remaining portion of the chicken breast in half lengthwise. Place some saran wrap over the top of the chicken on the cutting board, and pound with a mallet until they are about a ¼-½ inch thick.

Chicken Francese

Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip the chicken lightly in the seasoned flour, next dip into the whisked egg, and lastly dip back into the flour before placing into the hot oil in the skillet; repeat with remaining chicken, cooking in batches if needed.

Cook the chicken undisturbed until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes then flip over and continue to cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the skillet and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Cover loosely with a tin foil tent.

Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the pan then whisk in the flour until well combined. Add the wine and minced garlic then whisk until thickened, about 1 minute. Slowly add the chicken stock and lemon juice while whisking; simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Whisk in the butter then taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, add more lemon if needed. Place the chicken on a serving platter then drizzle with sauce and sprinkle the top with fresh parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Chicken Francese

Chicken Francese

Chicken Francese

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: French
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs, well-beaten
  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided, more if needed
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced, to taste
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • Juice from 1 large lemon
  • 1½-2 tbsp butter, to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  • In a bowl, season the flour with garlic powder, and some sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste; mix until well combined. Whisk eggs until well combined,  in a separate bowl.
  • Cut the thin portion of the bottom couple inches of the chicken breast off. Cut each remaining portion of the chicken breast in half lengthwise. Place some saran wrap over the top of the chicken on the cutting board, and pound with a mallet until they are about a ¼-½ inch thick.
  • Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip the chicken lightly in the seasoned flour, next dip into the whisked egg, and lastly dip back into the flour before placing into the hot oil in the skillet; repeat with remaining chicken, cooking in batches if needed. 
  • Cook the chicken undisturbed until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes then flip over and continue to cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the skillet and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Cover loosely with a tin foil tent.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the pan then whisk in the flour until well combined. Add the wine and minced garlic then whisk until thickened, about 1 minute. Slowly add the chicken stock and lemon juice while whisking; simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Whisk in the butter then taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, add more lemon if needed. Place the chicken on a serving platter then drizzle with sauce and sprinkle the top with fresh parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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  1. This was amazing!! Better than any chicken francese I’ve gotten in a restaurant. My husband is not a huge lemon lover but he requested that I save this recipe!!!