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Chicken Francaise

This delicious chicken francaise is from one of the best Italian cooks I know and it’s easy too!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Chicken, Everyday Meals
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: italian chicken recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 519kcal


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil -OR- canola oil—additional may be needed
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp grated Romano cheese
  • 2 tbsp finely minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced


  • Mix the seasoned flour ingredients in a small bowl. Transfer to a large plate; set aside.
  • Lightly beat the eggs and stir in the grated cheese; set aside.
  • Pound the chicken breasts down to 1/4-inch thickness between 2 sheets of plastic wrap.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and heat until the oil shimmers.
  • Dredge each chicken breast first in the seasoned flour, then the egg mixture, letting excess egg mixture drip off.
  • Brown the chicken breasts until nicely brown on each side; about 4 minutes each side.
  • Remove to a platter to keep warm.
  • Wipe out the skillet then add the butter, wine, lemon juice and parsley. Bring to boil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon sauce over chicken. Garnish with lemon slices or wedges if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 1391mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 662IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg