Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Not the healthiest version i'm sure, but so worth it! A very picky DH loves it, so it can't be that bad ;) For better pasta, double the sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 -2 lb chicken (boneless, thighs work well too)
  • 1 -2 cup Bisquick (enough to coat chicken) or 1 -2 cup flour (enough to coat chicken)
  • paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • oil, enough to brown chicken
  • Sauce

  • 12-1 cup butter (your preference, i've tried it with both 1/2 and 1 and it comes out great both ways..) or 12-1 cup margarine (your preference, i've tried it with both 1/2 and 1 and it comes out great both ways..)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 14 cup lemon juice
  • parsley
  • garlic
  • 1 dash lemon juice
  • 1 lb pasta, any kind (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Preheat oil in frying pan.
  3. In a bowl, add Bisquick, paprika, salt and pepper
  4. In another bowl, the 2 eggs.
  5. Dip the chicken in the eggs, then coat with the Bisquick mixture.
  6. Brown the chicken in the oil.
  7. While the chicken is cooking, get a medium size pot and add the lemon juice, chicken broth, parsley and butter. Melt together.
  8. When chicken is done, place in a deep pan/glass pyrex dish.
  9. Place the chicken in the pan, and pour the sauce over it.
  10. Sprinkle some chopped garlic on the top, and add a splash of the lemon juice.
  11. Cover with foil, and bake for about 30 minutes (or until the chicken is no longer pink).
  12. Serve over pasta (optional).
  13. : Note : the longer you bake the chicken in the sauce, the better it is! Also, try doubling the sauce for serving with pasta. The sauce will be fairly thin, but we like it that way - feel free to use cornstarch to thicken.


Most Helpful

This was good. I read all the reviews first, and also added the garlic to the sauce, used 8 ounces of chicken stock and 6 ounces of white wine and thickened the sauce. This is a quick and easy meal, as most of us have all the stuff in the house already. I would love to try the mushrooms, but my husband doesn't like them. He's not a fun-ghi!

Mary Close February 25, 2009

I love this recipe!! I make this all the time now. I put sliced garlic in the sauce. This is such an easy recipe, I made this for the after party of my baby's Christening and it was loved by all. Just fry up the chicken, make the sauce the night before keep them seperated until youare ready to put them in the oven.Then, combine, cook and eat!! Chicken Francais is my 16 yr old daughters favorite dish and this is he best she's had. Thanks for sharing!

crissi January 30, 2009

Very tasty! I followed the recipe exact except I added mushrooms and a touch of cornstarch to the sauce and I baked it at 425 degrees for 15 minutes to save some time. I thought it was a little more buttery than I normally like francaise. Next time, I would probably reduce the butter and add some white wine. The recipe itself was quick and easy and the directions are written well. Thanks for posting.

Coco can cook May 22, 2008

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