I knew I would be cooking chicken for dinner last night but didn’t know what to make. So I turned to my handy dandy Pinterest app and start browsing recipes and decided that I had enough of the ingredients in my kitchen to try out a Chicken Francaise Recipe!
*Chicken Francaise Ingedients:
6-8 boneless chicken breasts
4 tbsp butter
1/2 c canola oil
3 large eggs
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp Parsley or parsley flakes (or use Basil leaves and/or Italian seasoning as a substitute)
Garlic Pepper or your favortite seasoning of choice
2 cups all purpose flour
*Lemon Sauce Ingredients:
5 tbsp butter
2 cups of chicken broth (can be substituted with water)
1/3 cup white wine (optional)
1 tsp Parsley or substitute for Basil and Italian seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste
I actually cut my chicken breasts in half using my amazing Farberware Stainless Steel Knife
It cut through the chicken so easily as if it was a stick of butter! I love it!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
In bowl #1, add 3 eggs, 1/4 c lemon juice, 2 tbsp milk, basil/ital. seasoning, a dash of salt and whisk together.
In bowl #2, add 2 cups of flour seasoned with garlic pepper and Italian seasoning and mix together.
Dip each chicken breast into flour first, then the egg wash and do until all pieces have been coated.
In your Artisanal Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet (or you can use a large frying pan), melt 4 tbsp butter and add 1/2 cup of canola oil.
Cook chicken 3-4 minutes on each side or until it has been lightly browned on both sides.
Put all cooked chicken on baking pan and place in preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 15 mins (depending on thickness of chicken breast may need to cook longer) to make sure chicken is cooked through.
Check on chicken occasionally to make sure chicken doesn’t get dry and overcooked.
LEMON SAUCE DIRECTIONS:
While chicken is in oven, melt about 5 tbsp of butter in a medium sauce pan and melt the butter using medium heat.
Did you check on the chicken yet?!
Add juice from 2 lemons, 1/3 cup of white wine, 1 tsp of basil and Italian seasoning, 2 cups of water or chicken broth, salt and pepper to taste and mix together.
Bring mixture to a slow boil while stirring occasionally and let boil for about 5 minutes on low heat.
If you haven’t already you should’ve taken out the chicken from the oven at this point.
Transfer chicken to a serving tray and pour the juicy lemon sauce all over your chicken! Slice a few lemon rounds and sprinkle some parsley ontop of chicken to add for garnish! (Which I forgot to do by the way oops! LOL)
I also made a side of penne pasta with marina sauce along with Texas Toast Garlic Bread! Yum!
The dinner turned out so well for it being my first time! So in that case I’ll be trying this recipe again in the future!
If you try out this recipe, let know how it turned out for you! Good luck!