Chicken Francese Recipe

Treat your taste buds to a delightful blend of tangy and savory flavors with this classic Chicken Francese recipe. Perfect for a fancy dinner or a cozy family meal, this dish is sure to impress!

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Start by preparing the chicken breasts. Place each chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound them with a meat mallet or the flat side of a heavy knife until they are about 1/4 inch thick. This helps tenderize the meat and ensures even cooking.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the flour with a pinch of salt and pepper. In another shallow dish, beat the eggs with the grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley until well combined.
  3. Heat the olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Dredge each chicken breast in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess. Then, dip the chicken into the egg mixture, allowing any excess to drip off.
  5. Place the coated chicken breasts into the hot skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
  6. In the same skillet, add the remaining butter, chicken broth, lemon juice, and white wine. Bring the mixture to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  7. Cook the sauce for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Return the chicken breasts to the skillet, turning them in the sauce to coat evenly. Allow them to heat through for another minute.
  9. To serve, transfer the chicken to a platter and spoon the sauce over the top. Garnish with lemon slices and chopped parsley. Serve immediately with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

This Chicken Francese recipe is sure to become a favorite in your home, thanks to its delicious flavors and easy preparation. Buon appetito!

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